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Experience Costa Rican life, culture and amazing scenery as a volunteer

Wednesday 12th May 2010

There’s plenty to see and do in the republic of Costa Rica so if you’re a gap year students looking for a working holiday there you should be spoilt for choice for jobs. Volunteering in Costa Rica is a very popular choice for many backpackers and Projects Abroad specializes in finding volunteer positions in Costa Rica for students. The official language in Costa Rica is Spanish so it’s the perfect country to choose if you ant to improve your own Spanish knowledge or just start to learn the language from scratch. Costa Rica offers travellers a fantastic range of attractions to enjoy including volcanoes, tropical rainforests, majestic waterfalls and beautiful sandy beaches. Costa Rica is a perfect country to get involved in conservation with its biodiversity and national parks.

The volunteer programs available via Projects Abroad in Costa Rica include opportunities in Teaching, Care, Sports, Journalism and Learning Spanish. These projects are based in or near the town of Liberia, in north-western Costa Rica. There is also a Conservation & Environment project where volunteers are based in Barra Honda National Park, about two hours from Liberia.

Costa Rica is a rugged and mountainous place, and numerous national parks and volcanoes are within easy reach of Liberia, if you’re looking for activities on your days off. The town is close to many of Costa Rica’s natural attractions, including the Guanacaste National Park - which is on the World Heritage list - the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and Santa Rosa National Park.