Costa Rica

Finca Bellavista, Where Guests Give Back

My name is Erica Hogan, and I am the co-founder of the Finca Bellavista tree-house community in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. Over the years, FBV has developed a reputation as being a great place for people to have a unique and laid-back travel experience. People that want to get off the... Continue reading

Matt and Kelly Bruehl’s Story

We discovered Pack for a Purpose when planning our trip to Costa Rica, and one of our lodging choices (Finca Bellavista) had just announced that they joined the organization. We were excited to share as much as we would carry with children in La Florida, CR. We packed a large suitcase with almost 10 pounds... Continue reading

Jack & Marilee Eldridge’s Story

While planning our February/March trip to Costa Rica, I came across the Pack for a Purpose website and then I went shopping! We took a full suitcase of school supplies in backpacks – one for a school in Quepos and one for an orphanage near the Springs Hotel. In Quepos we stayed at the fabulous... Continue reading

“Little People Big World” Make Big Impact

Since opening our doors in 1993, Parador Resort & Spa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, has inspired travelers to protect, recycle, respect and honor precious resources at home and beyond, a fact that recently earned our hotel the coveted Platinum Award for Leader in Sustainable Tourism from National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Hospitality Sales and... Continue reading

Clients Contribute at My Costa Rica

Holiday Donations – Clients Packing for a Purpose! This holiday season My Costa Rica, in an effort to support sustainable and responsible tourism, began accepting charitable donations from our clients for a local orphanage. This initiative, part of the Pack for a Purpose program, gives our clients an opportunity to bring much needed school supplies,... Continue reading

PfaP Honeymoon Happiness

Thanks Pack for a Purpose for enriching our wedding and honeymoon experience! My now husband and I announced our engagement in July 2011, and for the following months were excitedly planning our big day, along with the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Costa Rica for our honeymoon. One of the first accommodations we booked was... Continue reading

PfaP’s Partners Participate!

Vacationing won’t ever quite be the same now that we’ve Packed For A Purpose. I run LuxuryLink.com, an online marketplace for great deals on luxury vacations. I know vacations. I am at 25 countries and 34 states and love finding the next off the beaten path place to explore. Like many first-world travelers, I’ve always... Continue reading

Costa Rica Continues…

Just before leaving for a trip to Costa Rica that my family had received through the Costa Rica Tourism Board’s Gift of Happiness Sweepstakes, I learned about Pack for a Purpose, and the wonderful fact that our hotel, La Quinta de Sarapiqui, is a participating inn. We happily purchased and packed art and school supplies... Continue reading