Welcome to Costa Rica
Upon touchdown you will be met at the airport and transferred for your 1st night in a hostel in San Jose. The following morning you will be transferred by minibus on an utterly stunning multi-logistical transfer to the Nicoya Peninsula – so brace yourself.
Your ultimate destination is the Leap house called 'Jungle Camp', based next to the lively beach town of Santa Teresa, world famous for surf breaks across beaches so pristine, uncrowded and seemingly endless that they are regularly listed in the World’s 10 Best Beaches.
Here you will spend 2 weeks helping with our forest and community projects, before exploring the town which comes alive with funky surf shops, cafes, restaurants and nightspots for every taste and budget.
During your first week you'll combine Spanish lessons, designed to help you interact with the local community, with surf instruction, so you can take advantage of the beaches on your door step.
Surf and Spanish Lessons
While you're based at the Jungle Camp you will have the option to join a few Spanish lessons, (tailored to all levels) and join in some group surf lessons where you'll learn some basic skills and water safety so you can take advantage of the amazing surf on your door step.
'Jungle Camp' is just a 10 min walk from the beach. The house is simple but super stylish centred around a swimming pool set in tropical gardens.
Bathrooms have western style toilets and showers with hot and cold water.
Breakfast and lunch only.
Dinner is not included. Most volunteers either eat in one of the local restaurants or cook whatever they want in the camp kitchen.