Stay active in the outdoors with week-long service trips to national parks in groups that are 50% teens from Costa Rica, 50% teens from the U.S.
Stay active in the outdoors with week-long service trips to national parks in groups that are 50% Costa Rican youth and 50% AMIGOS participants. Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture, with one of the highest percentages of protected areas in the world Costa Rica has a peaceful population of coffee loving locals . Become an outdoor enthusiast as you live in the rolling hills of the countryside and spend time in different national parks working on trail restoration projects. Partner with Costa Rican youth just as passionate about making a difference as you!
Fee $5,675. Learn about what the fee includes here.
Chapter fees vary by location. Check with your local chapter for details.
Pura Vida is how most people greet each other and respond to greetings. Translates literally as “Pure Life”, and means something along the lines of “excellent”. According to the World Database of Happiness Costa Ricans aka “Ticos” are some of the happiest people on earth.
In 1948 Jose Figueres the President of Costa Rica abolished military forces in the country. Costa Rica continues to not have an army and has enjoyed a peaceful era.
Variable. Sea level up to 10,000 feet at one of the national parks
June through August is the rainy season. 40F to 90F (depending on the elevation
of the park/community)
Rice, beans, plantains, tortillas, chicken, beef, tropical fruits. Suitable for vegetarians.
Costa Rica has a literacy rate over 95% literacy rate. In very poor and rural areas, education can be accessed via radio programs.
Casa de la Juventud (CASA) is a true youth center, the young staff organizes both formal classroom-setting education as well experiential education opportunities specifically in the form of leading overnight camps in the country's spectacular national parks. This project is co-led by AMIGOS and CASA staff - the level of integration and unity of the two organizations is inspiring and and unparalleled!