Costa Rica

John’s Story

Thanks for this great program. Our trip to La Quinta de Sarapiqui  in Costa Rica will always be remembered because of our visit to the school high in the rain forest. They picked us up, took us out to the school, and we had a great time. We were warmly received, spent two hours with the... Continue reading

Erica and Rick’s Story

We went to Dominical/Uvita in Costa Rica for 5 weeks in Feb/March 2015. With research on “fun things to do”, I clicked on Uvita 360 for surfing lessons and noticed their participation with Pack for a Purpose and then their link to Passback Soccer. In the past, we have always brought school supplies/clothes when we... Continue reading

PfaP Pura Vida

Since Hotel Capitan Suizo began its partnership with Pack for a Purpose in 2011, PfaP travelers have donated more than 82 kilos of supplies in support of schools in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. PfaP was excited to receive this heartwarming message and photos from Helen Soto at Hotel Capitan Suizo. “Since we started... Continue reading

Jerry’s Story

Pack for a Purpose traveler Jerry Puda was on a flight on his way to deliver supplies to Hotel Casa Turire in Costa Rica when he ran into Costa Rica’s Club Sport Herediano soccer team on their way home from an international match.  This team holds hero status amongst Costa Rica youth, but making the... Continue reading

Suzanne’s Story

My friend Janet and I were able to drop off our donations at Hotel Capitan Suizo for the community schools they support about two weeks ago. All of the soccer balls we requested from soccer.com arrived just in time! This was our second time Packing for a Purpose and we were excited to participate. Thanks... Continue reading

Brothers Busker & Bake to Pack for a Purpose in Costa Rica!

Packing for a Purpose is often a family affair involving both adults and children. Travel is always an enhancing experience and a wonderful way to enrich children’s lives. The experience helps inform and enlarge their worldview. Pack for a Purpose traveling families often tell us about how much more meaningful their trip was by bringing... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

It started with a desire to downsize and some snorkel gear. Living in Minnesota we didn’t need the snorkel gear and we were heading for Costa Rica. After checking Pack for a Purpose we not only found a home for the snorkel gear but with a little pre-trip shopping we filled an extra bag with... Continue reading

Supplies Bring Smiles in Costa Rica

The Family Schmid (owners) and all the Capitán Suizo Hotel Team wants to extend their thanks to their many guests who have “Packed for a Purpose” on their recent vacations to Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Because of their efforts, many kilos of supplies have been delivered to children in the local schools. One of their guests,... Continue reading

The Parr Family’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR two weeks before leaving for Costa Rica in April 2014.  We were traveling to the Guanacaste Region with our two sons, age 7 and 10.  We thought this was a great way to teach them about giving. After looking at the list for the project supported... Continue reading

Frank and Ginny’s Story

In March of 2014 we traveled to Central America for a month. Our first destination was San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Before going I looked on PfaP to see if there were any charitable organization that we could help out. We found through The Pelican Eyes resort the A. Jean Brugger Education Project. Our good friends Donna and... Continue reading