Holiday Project 2014: Hojancha Community


9th Annual Costa Rica Christmas and Year-end Celebration

December 20 – 26, 2014

$1,190 USD*


20131223_122553Tropical Adventures is hosting its 9th Annual Christmas and Year-end Celebration again this holiday season with the intention of supporting youth in the area of Hojancha, as well as 17 of our children in our Orphanage Project in La Fortuna. We are inviting local residents and international visitors to facilitate and enjoy these holiday activities with us.

Please note that this is the itinerary for only Week One. If you’re interested in joining us for just the full itinerary or just the last week, please click on the following itineraries:

 Hojancha Community - Full Two Weeks

 La Fortuna Orphanage – Week Two

National Geographic has named our Holiday Project as one of the 100 Best Volunteer natgeoVacations to Enrich your Life. The organization is offering a special all-inclusive holiday trip price of $1,820 for each adult visitor. This 14 day/13 night trip is set for December 20 through January 2. Volunteers will help organize the activities and help us to procure materials and food for the events, while joining in on the fun with several included tours. This project creates a unique opportunity for local residents and tourists alike to take an active role in helping some of Costa Rica’s communities in need!


  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • All transportation
  • 2 nights of lodging in San Jose
  • 5 nights of lodging with a host family
  • 16 meals
  • 5 Awesome Tours
  • 2 days of volunteering with kids in Hojancha
  • Reference letter / evidence of volunteer service hours
  • 24-hour in-country emergency services
  • Background check


The itinerary will be as follows:

December 20
Arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO). Your driver will bring you to the nearby hotel, Adventure Inn. Here you’ll enjoy the pool, bar, restaurant, WIFI and spacious, clean rooms as you relax and get settled in.

December 21
After your fresh and tropical breakfast, your shuttle bus will pick you up from the hotel lobby and take you to the town of Nicoya. From here one of our drivers will pick you up and take you to the town of Hojancha. A Representative from Tropical Adventures will make sure you settled in with your host family!

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Today you will work alongside other volunteers preparing for the town party tomorrow. From young to old, everyone will be given fun tasks to do to get ready for tomorrow and ensure it is a success. Tonight enjoy 2 hours of dance lessons with some local instructors. Everyone is invited, including members of your host families!

December 23 – Hojancha Party6681638565_fb5a5aa3c1_m
Volunteers help shop, decorate, wrap gifts, prepare food, lead the activities, pass out gifts, visit & play with the children and help to clean up. We will have a bouncy castle, lots of activities for the children, live music, food, some dancing and gifts for all the kids. Oh yeah, and a giant piñata too!

December 24
This morning we’ll take a tour of the local coffee cooperative, Cafe Diria. After the tour we’ll enjoy some delicious coffee and watch some traditional Costa Rican dancing by some of our area youth. Later in the day and into the evening, celebrate the holiday with your host family, relax, enjoy! (We celebrate here on the 24th, not the 25th!)


December 25
Imagine spending Christmas day relaxing on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Visit Playa Carillo with us today!

December 26
As just one day is certainly not enough beach time, we’ll be spending the day at Playa Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica’s most loved beaches. Included are some group Surf Lessons! In the late afternoon we’ll make our back to San Jose where we’ll spend our last night once again in the Adventure Inn Hotel, close to the airport.

December 27 – Departure Day
After your tropical breakfast we will bring you back to the airport in time for your flight.


*$1,190 Per person double occupancy. Single supplement – $120. Children between 12 and 15 – $799. Children under 12 – $599.