This trip is intended for members of the Fit Body Bootcamp community.  Volunteers will spend the week working with the children and families of the hillside village of Providencia de Dota. This tranquil town lies in the middle of the cloud forest in the heart of the tropical coffee-producing region of the country. Its residents are some of the most fun-loving, warm, and welcoming people on Earth. Come help them strengthen their sustainability practices with projects incluing organic coffee farming, permaculture and a local recycling program.


The cost of the trip covers virtually all in-country experiences, including:

  • Housing and meals
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Coordination
  • Service project materials and coordination
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Dedicated group leader and experienced local guides
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • T-shirt

The fee does not cover airfare, visa expenses, or immunizations (if necessary). With the exception of meals during your free time on the arrival and departure days and any shopping you do, all trip costs are covered from the minute you arrive until the minute you return.

Housing & Meals

You will stay in Tami Ecolodge in Providencia de Dota, a beautifully decorated "green" lodge. You will share a cabin with 1-3 other people but will have your own bed. Each cabin has its own private bathroom with hot showers. There is no electricity, but solar powered lanterns are used for lighting the rooms.

A few steps form the lodge is the Cascadas Savegre Restaurant where you will have all your meals, enjoy coffee or a cold beverage, and where you can re-charge phones and other devices. There is a weak wifi signal at the restaurant. Breakfast usually consists of homemade bread, tortillas with sour cream and eggs, or "gallo-pinto" (seasoned rice and beans) with eggs. Lunches and dinners ifeature rice, beans, salad, vegetables, and typically egg, chicken, or pork. You will also enjoy homemade juices made from local fruits and other beverages.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival San Jose Airport, Shuttle to Providencia for orientation

Day 2

Morning: Service projects
Afternoon: Group picnic and games with host families

Day 3

Morning: Service projects
Afternoon: Hike to the local waterfall for swimming

Day 4

Morning: Service projects
Afternoon: Cooking lesson

Day 5

Morning: Zip line and rope swing at the Community Adventure Park
Afternoon: Shuttle to San Jose, Overnight at airport hotel

Day 6

Morning: free time at hotel pool until departure for airport

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