Costa Rica

Discover Costa Rica, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world; ISV volunteer projects demonstrate how people and nature are inextricably linked. One of ISV's Costa Rican Projects was recently awarded "Outstanding Project of the Year" at the World Youth and Student Travel Awards.

The Ultimate 4 Week Program

ISV's Ultimate 4 Week Program is by far our most popular program and consists of a meaningful 2 Week Volunteer Project followed by a 2 Week action-packed Adventure Tour in Costa Rica. You will travel with 25-50 other participants from around the globe who share your passion. Challenge yourself to make a change that will have a lasting impact on your life, your planet, and the lives of those who need your help!

2 Week Volunteer Project

First 2 weeks
Projects range from endangered species conservation to hands-on community support

2 Week Volunteer Project

  • Protection of animals such as sea turtles
  • Wildlife research and monitoring for endangered species
  • Seedling propagation in tropical jungles
  • Sustainable development in rural communities
  • Infrastructure improvements and beautification
  • Environmental education programs
  • Supporting organic agriculture development
  • Community recycling programs

2 Week Adventure Tour

2 Week Adventure Tour

The ISV Adventure Tour allows you to do more things in 2 weeks than most people dream about doing in a lifetime! Experience the most adrenaline-filled activities available in your host country, which may include:

  • A 3 day white water rafting adventure on the Pacuare River
  • Treks through several ecological reserves
  • Ocean kayaking from Samara Beach to Isla Chora*
  • Horseback riding through an authentic Costa Rican cattle ranch*
  • Zip-lining in La Fortuna
  • Discovering the geothermal wonders of Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Tubing adventure on Rio Negro*
  • Personalized surfing instruction in Samara Beach*
  • Exploring the nightlife of Caribbean and Pacific beach towns

*Optional Activity Package (OAP) activities. For a full list of what’s in the OAP visit


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