Costa Rica Have Fun Do Good

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.


 

Itinerary

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

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DAY 2: Thursday

  • Breakfast

  • Beach Volunteer Project with The Leatherback Trust

  • Enjoy Playa Grande. Explore, swim, eat, drink

  • Volunteer project with Hero Academy in Tamarindo

  • Dinner in town

DAY 3: Friday

  • Breakfast

  • Free morning

  • Waterfall Hike

  • Dinner

DAY 4: Saturday

  • FREE DAY

  • Breakfast

  • Learn to surf (optional:$30/person)

  • Group dinner

  • 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


Weather:

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:

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  1. PASSPORT (DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT IT)

  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 think about:

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. Our accommodations do have WIFI.

cash:

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.

upon arrival:

If you’re flying into Liberia, expect to wait approximately 30minutes to 1hour in the custom’s line. Most airlines arrive around the same time each day, which causes for quite the bottle neck.

WE’LL BE WAITING:

Our guides will be waiting for you at the airport. Don’t be overwhelmed by the swell of cab drivers trying to get your business. Look for a red “Have Fun Do Good” flag. Should you have issues finding us, please text or email the numbers below.

drinking water:

The drinking water in Costa Rica is safe to drink. Just to be safe, we suggest drinking bottled water that we’ll provide. 

passport:

We highly recommend making a photo copy of your passport and bringing it with you. We are not responsible for your passport.


Staff // Contact Information:

Ben Petchel | Trip Leader | 412-880-8153 | ben@havefundogood.co

Tyler McCloskey | Trip Leader | 814-660-3147

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Adam Kunes | Trip Coordinator | 724-640-0364

Anna Poiarkoff | Volunteer Coordinator | 330-447-2849

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

LODGING:

Room assignments will be given upon arrival. We are staying at Sirena Serena at the Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica. 400 meters East Banco National, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 30509, Costa Rica

The phone number is: +506 4033 8763