Tropical rainforests as well as deciduous, cloud and mangrove forests; seemingly endless coastline; towering mountains and ancient volcanoes are just a few of the spectacular sites that Costa Rica has to offer from shore to shore. The country is simultaneously dynamic and peaceful and there is a latino rhythm instilled in people that is ironically matched by the slow tempo of life. There is little across this small, Central American country that doesn’t explode with beauty be it the sunsets, the waterfalls, the jungles or the beach waves.
For a country that has consistently won in the Happy Planet index ratings, the red macaw, with its brilliant red, blue, green and yellow feathers, is perhaps the best embodiment of Costa Rica’s soul. If you come to volunteer in Costa Rica, you can work with these dazzling birds at our Wildlife Rescue programme as just one of the many options available. In addition, Costa Rica holds 10% of the world’s butterfly populations, meaning the country certainly leaves all those who visit it with a flutter-filled, colourful feeling.