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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 of Quepos is known as a gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park and 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.

Our GVI participants and staff have started an exciting new partnership in Bahia Ballena town and Quepos itself. This is a program run by UNPD in partnership with local authorities and the local community aiming to reduce the number of young people at risk and to provide them with tools to prevent violence and get reinserted to the productivity chain in the society. The program is called Integral Security and Prevention of Violence Affecting Children, Adolescents and Young People in Costa Rica and the role of GVI is to provide the English classes as a mean to improve their skills set to facilitate the reinsertion of the young beneficiaries of the project and/or to create an adequate environment for the development of it.

If you want to explore the rest of our Latin America volunteer programs, follow this link for more information!

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