About the local hosting organizationACI COSTA RICA.
About the volunteer workThis is a grass roots organization located in the rural community of El Silencio Coopesilencio, around 1,5 hours inland from Quepos. It is a self-managed farming, animal husbandry and rural tourism cooperative that has a strong commitment to protecting the environment and runs conservation and environmental education activities. The cooperative owns almost 1000 hectares of land that are being used for different activities such as: African Palm tree cultivation, reforestation, conservation of primary forest and ecotourism. Coopesilencio's mission statement is 'to promote the social and economic development of its families, through the use of profitable enterprises and the protection of the environment that surrounds them'. The village is surrounded by a tropical forest on the northeast side and by the Savegre River on the northwest side. El Rey beach is only one hour southwest from the community of El Silencio. ** Possible tasks for the volunteer: ï‚· To help in any activity with maintaining, developing, and improving the ecotourism program that the cooperative runs: ï‚· Gardening ï‚· Making wood signs for the trails, ï‚· Maintaining and cleaning the trails of the forest and the water ducts of the community ï‚· To help with the other projects of the Cooperative, such as organic farming, animal husbandry as well as at the lodge and restaurant area for visitors.
Local accommodationThe volunteers stay in a host family, in the community of El Silencio
About the project locationaround 1,5 hours inland from Quepos.
Extra info about the projectExtra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 290 € (camp fee per week 140$ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 140$ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free