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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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New Volunteers from St. Mike’s Tech!

After several months of planning we were excited to welcome the St. Michael Catholic Secondary School of Stratford, Canada. They arrived to Hojancha to help out in the community and do volunteer work. The group consisted of 27 people: 23 students and 4 chaperones. St. Michael Secondar
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6 Low Budget Costa Rican Adventures

Costa Rica has something for everyone on any budget.  Here are listed some of the amazing adventures that you can do on a low budget. 1. Costa Rica has tons of beaches: white sanded, black sanded, with great waves for surfers and easy ones for the swimmers.  For example the area of Ma
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Recycling in Hojancha

Last Thursday was the monthly recycling day in Hojancha. In Western countries, recycling cans, bottles and cardboard has become popular in the last several years. However, in Costa Rica, things work very differently. Starting early in the morning, locals gather in the park that is loc
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Santa Cruz Festival Experience

 January is a month of huge festivals all around Costa Rica, with dry season starting, North Americans trying to escape winter, and locals tirelessly celebrating summer, parties are never hard to find. One of the big festivals is held each year in Santa Cruz, a small city not far from
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