Costa Rica Service Project Sample Itinerary

Day 1
  • Midday arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica
  • Transfer to Nicoya (1-hour drive)
  • Community orientation
  • Dinner and stay at Hotel Wilson Nicoya el Regalo
Day 2
  • Morning tortilla-making session and breakfast
  • Introduction to the Blue Zones - Nicoya, Costa Rica
  • Exploration of downtown Nicoya with visit to Iglesia San Blas
  • Community Engagement Day 1 - Sustainable Consumption & Production - afternoon visit to Coopepilangosta (green ecological coffee processing plant)
  • Meeting with cooperative members and interview community elders on the Blue Zones
  • Dinner and stay at Hotel Wilson Nicoya el Regalo
Day 3
  • Morning visit to Ecomuseo en San Vicente de Guaiti for a Chorotega ceramic workshop
  • Afternoon transfer to Nosada (1.5-hour drive)
  • Dinner and stay at Chilamate Beach Camp
Day 4
  • Community Engagement Day 2 - Quality Education
  • Spend day with Edunamica Nosara
  • Dinner in Ostional and evening turtle patrol at wildlife refuge
  • Stay at Chilamate Beach Camp
Day 5
  • Community Engagement Day 3 - Reduced Inequalities
  • Day spent with Nosara Crece
  • Dinner and stay at Chilamate Beach Camp
Day 6
  • Community Engagement Day 4 - Life Below Water 
  • Morning boat trip with fisherman
  • Afternoon surfing lessons
  • Dinner and stay at Chilamate Beach Camp
Day 7
  • Day trip to Volcano Rincón de la Vieja (1.5-hour drive)
  • Canopy zipline tour in Rio Blanco Canyon
  • Afternoon visit to mud baths
  • Dinner and stay at guest house in Liberia
Day 8
  • Morning transfer to Liberia International Airport
  • Midday flight back home