Beyond Your Homestay

If you need assistance with traveling to other parts of Costa Rica please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re not a travel agency but we have first hand experience of much of the country and we are here to help. Drop us an email or ask while you’re here.

And if you want to stay on…

If you lose your heart to San Gerardo and want to stay longer there are many groups who would benefit from your volunteer help. Check out the Get Involved page on or here are a few ideas for short term volunteering:

  • Cloudbridge Reserve often needs help trail clearing or tree planting. Contact Tom Gode at
  • Bandera Azul runs the recycling program and needs help the third Wednesday of every month, and sometimes in between with other projects.
  • Proyecto San Gerardo needs short term assistance with computer maintenance, Amigos Ingles and a host of administrative needs. Contact

  • If you’re in town for the Carrera (Chirripó Race) then you can help with preparing tamales or a million other small jobs – it’s community fun at its best! Just drop by the Community Centre if you are in town towards the end of February.

Long term volunteer placements are also available – please see the website for more details. We hope this guide is helpful – please give us feedback or send questions if we’ve left out anything obvious. We’re all looking forward to meeting you…Pura Vida!


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