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Cahuita National Park Hike / Waterfall Tour

At 8 AM, on a sunny Tuesday morning we started our trip to the Cahuita National Park and to the “secret” waterfall that was somewhere in the jungle. We had a small group, consisting of 5 people including our great tour guide Luis and our driver Milady. First we went to the amazing nat
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Pura Vida: Waterfall Tour in Panama

After waking up in a beautiful indigenous house, eating a quick breakfast and getting ready, it was time for yet another adventure. Lightly packed with camera, flip flops and swimming shorts, we went on a 15 minute walk to start a beautiful trip in a dugout canoe. The boat tour itself
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Human Trafficking in Costa Rica

Human Trafficking and the Illegal Sex Industry in Costa Rica The promise of a job lures many Latin American youngsters to risk the chance of a better life, escaping poverty, and earning money to help their families secure a brighter future. Sadly, however, many of these youngsters, af
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Introducing our New Project!

  You may have noticed that there has been a bit of radio silence from us lately. No, we haven’t disappeared or taken the summer off. We are making a HUGE CHANGE! After a couple of years of careful consideration, we have decided to focus our efforts on a new project. We are in th
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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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