After breakfast, feel free to enjoy Costa Rica at your leisure. Costa Rica is a unique place for volunteers. You can explore its beautiful nature, meet like-minded people from all over the world, dip into conservation activities or support social projects with their participation. It is a safe country for all travellers and offers spectacular areas to discover. If planning an all day excursion, request a packed lunch from your host family.
Full Cacao Pods
The Finished Product
Chocolate lovers, nature enthusiasts, and those looking to learn more about Costa Rica's rich history of cacao indulge in the Chocolate Forest Experience. An in-depth exploration of chocolate from the cacao seed, to the fruit, from the tree to the bean, and then, to the bar, the Chocolate Forest Experience is a real treat for all the senses.
Irazú Volcano National Park
Irazú Volcano National Park encompasses the area around the Irazú Volcano in Cartago Province. The volcano is not far from the capital city and makes for an excellent day trip attraction from San Jose. Irazú Volcano National Park is a National Park in the Central Volcanic Conservation Area of Costa Rica, and the volcano is Costa Rica's highest at 3432 meters.
Housed in a stunning black glass structure, this popular museum holds the largest collection of jade in all of the Americas. These gems date from 500 BC to AD 800 and are showcased with special lighting, spacing and groupings to allow visitors to appreciate their intricate detail. In addition to the outstanding jade displays, the museum also houses pre-Columbian figurines, ceramics, gold miniatures and other precious gems.
El Museo de Arte Costarricense
Once upon a time, El Museo de Arte Costarricense (MAC) was Costa Rica's main airport terminal. Now it is home to a diverse collection of works by some of the country's most revered artists and serves as a celebration of national talent. Upstairs, a bas-relief on the walls of a conference room tells the story of Costa Rica, and an outdoor sculpture garden is a delightful addition to the permanent collection of painting and prints within.
Dinner and overnight stay with host family.
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