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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.

Optional Activity Package (OAP)

Each year, nearly 100% of our participants purchase ISV’s Optional Activity Package to enhance their adventure tour. The OAP includes a range of action-packed activities to do during some of your free days to make this the best adventure of your life! 

The OAP is excellent value for money as ISV negotiates prices to ensure even the most budget-minded participants get an incredible deal. We've chosen a diversity of cultural, fun and challenging activities to complement the Tour's included activities that keep the adrenaline flowing while still allowing you plenty of time to relax.

Another bonus is that purchasing the OAP takes away the hassles of researching and booking your own activities. There are no risks of missing out due to limited availability - ISV secures your spot through this package- don’t miss out. Join the group!

Surf Lessons at Samara Beach
Surf Lessons at Samara Beach

Surf Lessons at Samara Beach ?

Surf Lessons at Samara Beach Photo

Costa Rica is famous for surfing in Latin America. Here's your chance to take lessons from professionals who will teach you everything you need to know to get you "hanging ten!" Surfing is one of ISV's top rated activities, so don't miss out!

Sea Kayaking in Samara Beach ?

Sea Kayaking in Samara Beach Photo

Enjoy a leisurely paddle by kayak from Samara Beach to nearby Isla Chora. This small, scenic island invites you to leave your kayaks on the beach, relax, play Frisbee or swim in beautiful clear waters.

Horseback Riding & Tubing Adventure in Rincón de la Vieja National Park ?

Horseback Riding & Tubing Adventure in Rincón de la Vieja National Park Photo

Explore Rincón de la Vieja National Park with two great activities! Start with a relaxed horseback ride along forested scenic trails, stopping at the beautiful Oropendola Waterfall. Then, ride the rapids in an inner-tube as part of the Rio Negro Tubing Adventure!

Arenal Volcano Evening Hot Springs ?

Arenal Volcano Evening Hot Springs Photo

Soothe and soak sore muscles as you relax in natural hot springs at night. The thermal pools range in temperature and are surrounded by beautiful vegetation. With luck, you will see the magnificent Arenal Volcano in the distance!

Rappel at Arenal Adventure World Ecological Park ?

Rappel at Arenal Adventure World Ecological Park Photo

Get ready for a natural high as you rappel down a rushing waterfall! Descend 27 m (90 ft) on a free rappel followed by another 46 m (150 ft) down the Pino Blanco waterfall. You will experience the largest rappel in Costa Rica!

How do I sign up?

May - September Travel Season
To reserve your optional activity package, please check the box on your ISV Travel Options Form indicating you would like to participate in the Optional Activity Package. If you have already submitted your Travel Options Form, please send an email to info@isvolunteers.org stating you want to add the OAP. The cost will be added to your invoice. Full payment is due to ISV prior to departure.

Please Note: The OAP package must be purchased as a whole rather than selecting one or more of the activities mentioned above.  All activities are subject to change without notice. Any and all changes are within the discretion of ISV.   

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