Camp Costa Rica & Nicaragua Community & Environment 1 Month

Travel between the two very different neighbouring Central American countries in our 1 month Costa Rica & Nicaragua programme . Begin your journey surrounding yourself with sun, sea, sand, and the chilled vibes in Camp Xolotlan, and take in Costa Rica’s diverse variety of both flora and fauna in Camp Guanacaste.

Immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of the local communities and make a measurable difference to improving their quality of life on our projects. We listen to the needs of each community so you’ll be working on the projects that are a priority for them. Get stuck into project work at local schools, improving infrastructure to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. There’ll be plenty of fun interacting with the local school children too. You’ll also work on initiatives to help retain the local culture and heritage of the fascinating communities you’ll live and work alongside, so that they can benefit from visiting tourists.

Explore the colonial towns of Leon and Granada in Nicaragua, and visit the monkey-filled volcanic island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. Then, enjoy the unbelievably green and wildlife rich Monteverde in Costa Rica. After spending a culture and adventure filled month in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, you will have made a measurable impact on the communities and environments that you will have lived and worked with. The people you meet will stay with you long after you leave Central America.


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Camp Costa Rica & Nicaragua Community & Environment 1 Month

$2,040 per traveller

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The impact you will make


Community Improvements & Turtle Protection (Xolotlan)

The coastal community near Camp Xolotlan is one of the poorest in Nicaragua. You will help to improve the standard of living for the local people by working on community infrastructure projects such as building classrooms, community housing and sanitation facilities. You’ll also get involved in turtle conservation efforts to help protect these amazing creatures.


Activities May Include

  1. Laying foundations
  2. Mixing cement
  3. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  4. Turtle nesting site protection
  5. Beach clean-ups

Wildlife Protection (Guanacaste)

Though Costa Rica accounts for only 0.03% of the earth’s surface, it holds 6% of the world’s biodiversity. However, the diverse flora, fauna and animal species are under threat from human activity. Your work here will help to protect the local wildlife through conservation efforts with the community.


Activities May Include

  1. Habitat protection
  2. Wildlife monitoring
  3. Tree planting
  4. Educating locals on conservation
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Camp Xolotlan

More information on Camp Xolotlan will be coming soon, check back here for updates in the next few weeks.


Camp Guanacaste

More information on Camp Guanacaste will be coming soon, check back here for updates in the next few weeks.


Sample itinerary

Day 01-02

Welcome to Nicaragua

Arrive into the capital city of Nicaragua, Managua. Although it doesn’t have a centre, there are lots of interesting areas including Los Robles, Bolonia, and Puerto Salvador Allende which lies on the edge of Lake Xolotlan. You could also use your free time to take a short trip to Volcan Masaya peer down into the open caldera.

Day 03-08

Camp Xolotlan

Time to hit the beach! Our camp lies right by the sea, a few kilometres from the community in which we work. Your projects will include developing the infrastructure of the community which is clearly in poverty, as well as turtle and mangrove conservation.

Day 09


Spend the day visiting the character-filled colonial town of Leon, an up-and-coming destination for backpackers and travelers from around the globe.

Day 10-14

Project work

Back projects at Camp Xolotlan.

Day 15-16


A weekend break in Granada, a sprucier colonial city and again another up-and-coming tourist destination. The city lies on the shore of Lake Cocibolca (also called Lake Nicaragua) and has some cheap but great food.

Day 17-18

Boat to Ometepe Island

Today we embark on a two-day trip to Ometepe. The island consists of two volcanos which protrude out of the lake, surrounded by freshwater sharks. The island is home to lots of wildlife, including a significant monkey population.

Day 19

Bye bye Nicaragua. Hello Costa Rica!

Today we say goodbye to Nicaragua and cross the boarder into Costa Rica. The crossing by land is a little slow but worth the wait when you arrive to Camp Guanacaste.

Day 20-27

Camp Guanacaste

In this beautiful camp, our projects focus mainly on wildlife conservation.

Day 28-29


Enjoy two free days in the cloud forest. Almost every publicity photo you ever see of Costa Rica is taken in Monteverde. It has an incredible diversity of wildlife and a lot of adventurous activities for you to try out in the canopies.

Day 30

San Jose

A five-hour trip to San Jose to spend the night before your flight the following day.

Day 31

Departure Day

We will say our final goodbyes before transferring you to San Jose Airport, a few hours before your departure.

Please note:

Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.


Top up your trip

Add some extra adventure to your time in Central America. All of our top ups are bookable through our friendly travel advisors.

PADI Scuba Central America

Costa Rica and Nicaragua boast incredible beaches and abundant coral reefs full of colourful marine life, so why not take the opportunity to explore this underwater paradise! Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced...

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What's included

Drinking water
Pre-travel support from dedicated UK team
In-country support from dedicated local team
In-country airport & activity transfers
All project costs & materials
Orientation & language lessons
24-hour emergency support
Camps t-shirt


Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.

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