Costa Rica Have Fun Do Good

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The cost is $50, which includes the surf lesson, surfboard and rashguard.
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If you're meeting us in Tamarindo, please indicate that below

Trip Expectations: 

Our experiences are an adventure. While a lot of planning goes into the trips, there are certain elements that are out of our control. We encourage you to maintain a positive attitude and be flexible while on the trip (it goes a long way). We ask that you be respectful to the other participants and to those we volunteer alongside of. Last, but not least, HAVE FUN. Laugh and enjoy the experience. It goes fast!

We encourage an atmosphere of trust, honesty, integrity, and openness. We are all about building community and fostering new relationships. 

We reserve the right to send participants home based on the following: use of illegal drugs or paraphernalia, stealing or vandalism, possession or use of any weapons, guns, explosive devices or knives, sexual harassment, and verbal harassment. 

NOTE: While we do our best to adhere to the planned itinerary, there are certain elements that are out of our control. Volunteer opportunities, weather, travel times, etc. make itinerary subject to change. Have Fun Do Good is not responsible for personal belongings.



Day 1: Wednesday

  • Touch down in Liberia International Airport
  • Kick back and enjoy the scenery while being shuttled to HFDG HQ in Tamarindo
  • Get settled in, unpack and mellow out at the tropical digs
  • Dinner
  • Free time

DAY 2: Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Beach Volunteer Project with The Leatherback Trust
  • Enjoy Playa Grande. Explore, swim, eat, drink
  • Dinner

DAY 3: Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer Project
  • Waterfall Hike
  • Dinner

DAY 4: Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • Surf Time (optional)
  • Hang out in Tamarindo | Enjoy night life

DAY 5: Sunday

  • Bid farewell to the land of Pura Vida
  • Reflect on the trip as a whole
  • Shuttle back to Liberia
  • Plan your next trip


Expect mid to high 80s during the day and mid 70s in the evening. Air conditioning is provided (insert emoji high five).

Suggested Packing List:

  2. Active Clothes 
  3. An outfit and shoes you don't mind getting dirty
  4. Swimsuit 
  5. Toiletries
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Phone & Charger
  8. Socks
  9. Camera *
  10. Sunscreen
  11. Hat 
  12. Water Bottle
  13. Beach Towel*
  14. Rain Jacket*
  15. Bug Spray*
  16. Good Vibes

* optional

**Towels, Sheets and Pillows are provided**

Things to keep in mind:

cell phones: 

We suggest checking with your cell phone provider prior to leaving. Most will offer an international plan for a limited time. You can also purchase SIM cards there.


We recommend traveling with some cash. The current exchange rate is roughly 550 colones to the dollar. You are able to withdrawal from the ATMs in Costa Rica. Mostly everywhere takes credit cards. Check with your bank ahead of time on international transaction cards. We also suggest you contact your credit card company prior to leaving. Indicate to them you will be traveling international to avoid any holds.

drinking water:

The drinking water in Costa Rica is safe to drink. Based on your stomach tolerance and the duration of the trip, we suggest drinking bottled water that we’ll provide. 


We recommend making a photo copy of your passport and bringing it with you.

Staff // Contact Information:

Adam Kunes | Trip Leader | 724-640-0364 |

Ben Petchel | Trip Leader / Photographer | 412-880-8153 |

Anna Poiarkoff | Volunteer Coordinator | 330-447-2849

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. 


Room assignments will be given upon arrival. We are staying at Pueblo Colonial at the Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The phone number is: +506 2653 4317 and the property manager is Margaritha Bouhuys: (506) 8736-2723