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Reto Juvenil Invites you to Enjoy Christmas 2018 in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s renowned biodiversity, laid-back culture, and breathtaking landscapes make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity, while occupying only 0.25% of the world’s landmass. The Costa Rican people, affectionately known as “Ticos,” have a well-deserved reputation for being friendly, fun-loving, and welcoming to foreigners. Despite its natural beauty and wonderful people, Costa Rica experiences the problems that plague many Latin American countries. Many nonprofit organizations that work to improve conditions in local Costa Rican communities lack funding and volunteer support. With eco-tourism ranking as Costa Rica’s main industry, education and environmental conservation are essential to ensuring a bright future for the Costa Rican people.

Reto juvenil invites you to enjoy Christmas 2018 in  a small farming  project  in the central highlands of Costa Rica where coffee, sugarcane, and fruit are grown. Life here revolves around family and community, and the nightlife consists mostly of family gatherings, barbecues, and shared meals. Local residents can often be found browsing the colorful farmer’s market for fresh produce, enjoying a cup of local coffee at a café, or strolling in the park at the center of the city.

 Los Santos  is renowned for its climate, which keeps the city warm in the daytime and cool at night. Public pools and hiking trails make Atenas an appealing destination for those who wish to spend time outdoors, and the town’s location, less than an hour from the capital of San José and the international airport, makes it easily accessible for arriving volunteers.

Most volunteers in Costa Rica stay with host families, where they share space, build relationships, practice language, and learn about traditional culture, food, home rituals, and customs. Living with a host family ensures total immersion in the culture, and provides the most authentic experience in the host country. Many returning volunteers cite their host family experience as one of the most meaningful and eye-opening aspects of their time abroad.

Do you want to create some truly lasting memories this Christmas? This weeklong adventure will invite you into the hearts of the Costa Rican people and allow you the chance to bring smiles and laughter to underprivileged children and adults in San Jose, Costa Rica. The week-long Christmas and New Year tours will offer a range of activities with the Christmas project starting on December 22 focusing on children’s programs, the New Year’s tour (starting Dec 29) will have its main focus on an elderly care facility with time also spent with kids at a local childcare center. If you would like to participate in both, please just apply for one week and then let us know that you would like to participate in both weeks and we will make arrangements for you more info at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Testimonial

  • Thank you so much for this opportunity to intern for and work for RJI. I had a wonderful time learning from you. Thank you for this amazing experience in the beautiful Costa Rica!


    Alice Liao, Michigan University.
  • RJI`s list of achievements is long and their impact within the youth and development arena in Central America is extensive.


    Sandra Eastwood, International Programs Manager, Youth Challenge Australia.-
  • We believe in the mission of Reto Juvenil. We support the work of Reto Juvenil. We will partner with Reto Juvenil. We are in solidarity with Reto Juvenil to make the world a better place.


    Virginia S. Williams, Associate Professor of History, Winthrop University, EEUU.
  • Earth Charter International has been extremely happy with RJI’s level of commitment to promote sustainability issues in their work in Central America. They put the Earth Charter comprehensively in action!


    Jaana Laitinen, International Youth Facilitator, Earth Charter International
  • RJI is a great agency to work with. This organization lives its mission, following its core values with great tenacity


    Bob Miller, Profesor of Social Work, UMichigan

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