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Costa Rica Christmas / Holiday Project 2014

It’s that time of the year again when I get to announce my favorite annual event! I’m proud to say that our Holiday Project is now in it’s 9th year! This project creates a unique opportunity for local residents and tourists alike to take an active role in helping some of Costa Rica’s
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The Joy of Interns

One of the most pleasurable parts of leading Tropical Adventures over this last decade has been the relationships I’ve been able to create, maintain and enjoy with locals, volunteers, and especially with our interns. We have been extremely fortunate to have welcomed more than 120 inte
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A few words from Kathryn G.

We love when our volunteers arrive and share about their experience with us! Kathryn G. wrote yesterday to tell us about her experience with her brother and 2 friends while at our Romelia Sea Turtle Project this last week. Here are her unedited words below… Hi Scott! I just want
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Villiard Family Fundraising for the Orphanage

In January 2014, as part our for 3.5 months trip to Costa Rica, our whole family spent 8 days working at the La Fortuna orphanage in Costa Rica.  It was an amazing experience; very rewarding. Before leaving, we asked the Director, Diana Rodriguez, if they had major projects for the or
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How Ashlyn and Matt fundraised money to come to Costa Rica

I have always wanted to go to Costa Rica.  After all, who wouldn’t want to experience such a beautiful place? It was during my spring break that I felt the itch to go travel somewhere.  My mother had seen Tropical Adventures on Facebook and had followed it for a year or so.  Onc
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Getting Ready for Easter

The week leading up to Easter Sunday, known as ‘Semana Santa’ in Costa Rica, is one of the countries most important religious holidays. The entire country begins to shut down already the weekend prior to Easter, as just about every Costa Rican with the means is already planning their
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Camping in Costa Rica

Last weekend our interns decided to go wild and do some camping beside the ocean nearby to Carillo beach. Camping is one of the great ways to travel Costa Rica – especially on budget. There are lots of different locations for camping. You could camp outside national parks, priva
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Villiard Family Volunteer Experience

About a year ago, my wife and I were looking for some volunteering opportunities in Costa Rica. We planned to stay 4 months in Costa Rica to see all the incredibles things there was to see, and wanted to help at the same time. A Canadian organization referred us to Tropical Adventure
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A Fun Weekend in Monteverde!

Last weekend our interns had the opportunity to visit Santa Elena and Monteverde. Both of them are very well known as major ecotourism destinations in Costa Rica and recognized due their biodiversity of flora and fauna and the preservation of the areas. Monteverde is a world above the
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