Cimarrones, Costa Rica

Volunteer in Cimarrones

Kick-start your international development career in the wild jungles of central Costa Rica.

This location takes you to the stunning Costa Rican Pacific Coast, and to the doorstep of the stunning and diverse Manuel Antonio National Park, only a 3-4 hour bus journey from San Jose. Surrounded by palm plantations and rainforest, the town contains a stunning array of wildlife with monkeys and toucans in plain sight most days. In and around the national park, the whole area is famed for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails, making this location an exceptional place to volunteer, intern, teach, learn a new language, relax and enjoy the casual way of life.

Positive<br/>impact

Positive
impact

Build a better world by contributing to vital, locally-led project work that strives for a more just and equitable future.
Ethical<br/>work

Ethical
work

In line with the UN’s SDGs, we are committed to ethical and sustainable engagement with our local partners and communities.
Beautiful<br/>community

Beautiful
community

Learn from the world’s most unique and significant cultures, in breathtaking remote locations.

Cimarrones volunteer projects

Overview

Cimarrones is within travelling distance to many gardens, monuments and national parks such as the Irazú Volcano National Park, known for the volcano whose summit stands at an altitude of 3,432 metres above sea level. The landscape is made up of sprawling farmlands and swathes of forest, which often contain a stunning array of wildlife with monkeys and toucans in plain sight most days. This makes it an exceptional place to volunteer, intern, teach, learn a new language, relax and enjoy the casual way of life.

Our GVI participants and staff have made partnerships in Cimarrones town with the Liceo Rural Nairi Awari High School, Escuela Las Brisas de Pacuarito Primary School and a local women’s entrepreneur group. The programs here are run in partnership with these local authorities with the aim of improving the level of education in this region by providing English classes as a means to improve the skills of local community members and assist in community development initiatives.

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Book by 30 June 2022
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New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn to cook Costa Rican food

Visit a Cabécar village

Discover local medicinal plants

Kayak in a hidden lagoon

Hike through a riverbed

Visit a working fruit plantation

Hike through virgin rainforest to a waterfall

White water raft down the Pacuare River