The following was written by Colleen Donahue, a Tropical Adventures volunteer who joined us on a volunteer vacation recently. She was accompanied by her niece and they taught English at the elementary school in Cocles, which is near Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.(Click here and read more about this fun project!)
My niece (14 yrs) & I recently returned from our 8-day fun & adventurous volunteer vacation to the Cocles Elementary School teaching project in the funky beach town of Puerto Viejo. In addition to working with the elementary kids (K-6) each day, we had time to explore the beach town, take the zip-line tour, go white water rafting, take the sloth & chocolate tour, visit Manzanillo beach town, eat some great meals, and meet some fantastic people!
I can’t say enough good things about Tropical Adventures organization and our project director Isaac. Isaac was fantastic and took care of us our entire trip. THANK YOU ISAAC!! He works tirelessly to take care of the volunteers in addition to the many hours he spends at Cocles Elementary with the kids. I would also like to thank Susan and Alice for helping me formulate my plans and ensuring that our arrangements / logistics (and our changes to those!) were taken care of. Thanks to all, our trip was extremely smooth!
I would definitely consider another Tropical Adventures volunteer vacation, and probably select another project so we could experience more of what beautiful Costa Rica has to offer! I will forever have great memories of this trip