Lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, and mountain volcanoes make Costa Rica a popular tourist destination. With much to explore, Costa Rica is an eco-adventurer’s dream come true! But there is often a hidden side of the country that regular tourists don’t get to see. From shanty towns of Nicaraguan refugees in the bigger cities to small indigenous communities deep in the mountains that are still considered unreached people groups, there is much more to Costa Rica than what meets the average tourist’s eye. Along the Pacific coast there is a small community called Nosara. Here, the residents of this community have some of the most breathtaking views in the whole country, but live in heartbreaking conditions. These precious people, with no other option for housing, have built homes from scraps they could find in the garbage dump or on construction sites.
Nosara, Costa Rica
Jun 11 2016 to Jun 18 2016 Oct 01 2016 to Oct 08 2016
Basic labor and carpentry skills
Here are some ways your group may serve in Nosara: –Replacing an inadequate house with an adequate one with a sturdy frame and solid roof –Providing much needed conversation and company for elderly residents –Assisting with other ministry opportunities provided by the local church Sample Itinerary: Saturday – arrive into Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR); located in Liberia, Costa Rica and transport to your lodging facility Sunday – attend a local church; possibly see a local site or free afternoon Monday-Thursday – service work and outreach projects Friday – beach day, or other free day activity such as zip-lining Saturday – depart home *Optional pre or post mission trip add-ons available to this location, call Robin for details. Need to Know: –A passport is needed to travel to Costa Rica –It’s a good idea to be up to date on your standard vaccines such as Tetanus, Mumps, Measles, and Rubella. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended for anyone traveling outside of the U.S. –Fly into the Liberia Airport (LIR). Airfare averages from $500-$750. –Currency is the Colón. $1 = about 558 Colones. –There is a $26 per person departure tax that you will need to pay at the airport prior to checking in for your departure flight. –Spanish is the primary language.
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