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Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+) - GVI
14 days

Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+)

From Quepos to Quepos
Tour Operator:
GVI
Max group size:
14
Age range:
15 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
42158
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14 days
Visit
1 place
Stay in
Bungalow
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Itinerary

Start and end in Quepos! With the volunteer/community tour Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+), you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Quepos, Costa Rica. Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+) includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Arrive in Quepos (Saturday)
  2. Day 2 - 3: Training & Orientation
  3. Day 4 - 14:  Project Activities
  4. Day 15: Travel back to San Jose Airport
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  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transport
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  • Optional Extras
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  • Insurance
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Where You'll Stay

Bungalow

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    3.2
  • Itinerary
    Good
    3.2
  • Guide
    Bad
    1.0
  • Transport
    Good
    3.2
  • Accommodation
    Average
    3.0
  • Food
    Good
    3.2
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  • Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+) reviewer 1
    September 05, 2019
    I worked as an adult English teacher in the community center of Quepos. This was my second trip with GVI and once again I was impressed with how ethically they are operated. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the working priority and... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • C
    August 28, 2019
    My wife and I loved every minute of our Nepal adventure. My wife volunteered on the Women’s Empowerment program and I decided to get my hands dirty on Construction. Spending four weeks working with GVI was an awesome experience. Not only did I get the... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • F
    August 23, 2019
    Try get some Spanish lessons before you go. The local people really appreciate your efforts and are so friendly and happy to help with anything they can. I would definitely recommend this project if you enjoy working with kids or teaching. Every day is... Show more
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    Trip date: November 2017
  • A
    June 26, 2018
    Steer away from this organization at all cost. Dealing with it has been an utter disaster. The experience is very poor because the incompetence of the people running it. They are out of the depth and make up answers. My son's experience has been totally... Show more
    Trip date: June 2018
  • Y
    March 30, 2018
    I returned home a couple of weeks ago from volunteering with GVI. I found out within a few days of me starting that they charge different amounts depending on where you live. For example I live in the USA and they charged me about $700/$800 more than... Show more
    GVI commented on this review
    Hi Yvonne, Thank you for reaching out and we recognize your complaint, value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to get in touch with us about your concerns. GVI was created “To build a global network of people united by its passion to... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018

FAQs

    • Do I need to be fluent in Spanish to join this program?

      It is a bonus if you are fluent in Spanish however, if not, you are still permitted to join this program! You will take Spanish lessons while in the program. The more knowledge you have in Spanish the more you can interact and learn. You will have to add on Spanish lessons to your program at an additional cost. A minimum of 10 hours is required or as advised by field staff

    • Will there be any free time on program

      Most Definitely! In your down time you will be free to travel in the local area. Playa Hermosa and Jaco are one hour by bus and Playa Dominical is less than 40 minutes away. There will be plenty of time to try out surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, or hiking in the area. Zip lining, horseback riding, ATV and catamaran tours are also options for your free time.
      If you would like to travel to the other side of the Country or visit the beautiful North of Southern parts, we recommend you to take a few days before or after the program as you may not have enough time to do so just during the weekends.

    • Are there any specific times when schools are closed and do the programs still run

      Our Costa Rica Quepos hub is closed from mid December through to early January and so there are no
      programs running during this period. From mid Jan to early Feb and also during Easter schools are closed. We always operate alternative activities such as holiday summer programs

    • What are some tips for volunteers travelling out to the field?

      Bring about $100/week in extra spending money - Costa Rica is like US prices.
      Learn a few basic cooking skills
      Learn a few basic cleaning skills
      Read the Teaching Manual and Spanish vocab before arrival!
      Practice your Spanish as much as possible

    • What are the various durations of this program that are available

      This program runs for anything from 2 to 12 week durations, depending on the time of year and specific starting date. Please inquire for information regarding this

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      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 26 April 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 26 April 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with GVI. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and GVI will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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