Last week we returned to having Spanish class again every morning and volunteering in the afternoon. Which meant more beach cleans ups and helping build the green house. On Wednesday morning Michael, Connor, Coco, Henry, myself and few others not in the leap program went on a little fishing trip. Four total fish were caught.… Read More


The helping of the sea turtles continued again this week. As I had stated before, it is currently high season for the turtles, which meant more and more nests were hatching every night. Turtle season also means it’s the rainy season, that made some late night shifts more difficult than others.   Over at ASVO… Read More


Between learning Spanish, volunteering, helping out turtles, finding new places to eat and spending our free time laying on the beach or surfing, I can tell you that we are all enjoying the Pura Vida lifestyle. I recently broke my phone and had to get it fixed. So I’m going to catch you up on… Read More


Week two has already came and gone and I can’t believe how fast everything is going. It still feels like we just got here.   Our Spanish classes continued this week and we are adapting to our surroundings. I have finally accepted the fact that because of the extreme humidity, my towel will never be… Read More


Hey guys! Costa Rica has treated us very well for our first week. Jakera has been a great place for us to stay and we’re really liking the food. There’s still a couple of things that we are getting use to. Such as the rainy days, the dreaded walk from our hostels to town, how… Read More


Hey everyone! My name is Emily Dinovo and I am super excited to be blogging on behalf of everyone headed to Costa Rica for 10 weeks. I am 18 years old and just graduated from high school (12th grade) this pass May. My decision to take a gap year before I head off to college… Read More


Monday was our last day at the green rooms for the next few weeks. We were all sad to leave, and were especially sad to leave Brendan and Josie’s family, as well as our favourite Spanish teacher Lili. We are very thankful for getting to know these wonderful people and are going to miss them… Read More


This week we were able to go to the school every morning for two hours to teach English, play sports, and do crafts.  My first group was teaching English and I just want to start off by saying that it was amazing.  Almost all of the kids were attentive and tried their best to participate… Read More


Week three started off with furthering our mission of making the younger kids of the community more environmentally aware. Monday we presented to the kids in the morning and in the afternoon.  We went into several different classrooms with kids ranging from 4 to 12 years old.  Most of them were very attentive and some… Read More


Week two’s service was definitely a nice combination of physical work, creative outlets, and further immersion into the community.  The weekend began with a nice boat outing with a few of us Saturday morning.  On the boat we had the chance to see whales, turtles, fish, and even one small shark.  We were also able… Read More