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Hotel Capitan Suizo

Many of the supplies and all the food on the needs list can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy the items locally contact us at and cc


We support several rural schools close to the tourist areas in Guanacaste. In the community, these small schools educate children until they are old enough to travel to another town to go to high school.

If you want to make a visit to any of the schools during your vacation please coordinate with us during your stay and please do not forget to leave us your email address if you cannot visit the schools and would like some pictures of the school supplies delivery.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Reference Materials:
(Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(Spanish) Alphabet, Math, Science, and Word

Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Language, and Math

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of January 19, 2020

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.