Wonders of nature in Costa Rica during an international volunteering

costa rica tucanWhen we think of Costa Rica, it comes to mind: forests with dense green vegetation, rivers with rich waters, crystal-clear toucans, and spectacular Caribbean beaches. And it is no wonder, since this country offers all this and much more that you can discover during a volunteer in America.

Having two coasts, one that flows into the Caribbean Sea and the other into the Pacific Sea, it has the privilege of having many different marine species. Thanks to the difference in altitudes that its territory has and the tropical climate, this territory has great biodiversity, it has approximately 6% of the entire planet. In addition, it is considered one of the 25 countries with the most biodiversity in the world.

A large number of animal species live in Costa Rica, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Some of these are the puma, the monkey, the jaguar, the sloth or the armadillo.

Where can we find these species?

We can see these animals in various parts of the territory, specifically, in the Corcovado National Park, where we find great fauna and flora. The great vegetation in this area stands out, consisting of a humid and very dense forest with palm trees, oaks, laurels and almond trees. Furthermore, some of these species are endemic, therefore they can only be observed in this country. Reptiles, freshwater fish and more than 100 different species of mammals live in this forest, some of them are: monkeys, sloths, iguanas, caimans, snakes and armadillos.

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By covering part of the Pacific coast, during the months of December to March you can observe the nesting of leatherback turtles, this species of sea turtle is the largest that exists and can measure a length of 2.2 meters. If you are interested in the care of these species, Cooperating Volunteers has a specialized volunteering program in Costa Rica on the protection and release of sea turtles. We have a program on the Pacific coast and another on the Caribbean coast.

At the other end of the country, on the Caribbean coast we find the Cahuita National Park, this park protects a large marine area. Therefore, many species of fish live there, such as parrotfish, stingray, different species of sharks and more than 100 species of mollusks. Apart from the land area you can see raccoons, sloths, herons and otters. In addition, the beaches of this park are incredible, since they are surrounded by a green forest made up of dense vegetation.

The Celeste River

costa rica rio celeste cascadaAnother place that will surprise you is the Celeste River. It is located in the north of the country, in the Tenorio Volcano National Park, its peculiarity is that the water it carries is intense blue. This is due to the chemicals that come from Costa Rica’s Rio Celeste Cascade Tenorio Volcano. According to a local legend, this blue color is because, when God finished painting the sky, he cleaned the brush in this river.

There is a part where the Buena Vista River and the Quebrada Agria River meet where you can see how the transparent water meets the turquoise water, these places are called the Teñideros. It is spectacular how the water suddenly goes from having a transparent color to a light blue, and you can clearly see where the two waters meet. You can also visit the Celeste River waterfall, it is one of the most wonderful places in the park, since you can see how the blue water falls and flows into a small lagoon, surrounded by thick vegetation.

Don’t think twice and come discover this incredible country. We have only named some of the wonderful places it has, but there are many more, come and find them while volunteering in Costa Rica.


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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact cristina@cooperatingvolunteers.com so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.