Costa Rica Trail Volunteer Vacation

Date and Time

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Saturday, February 3, 2018


Monteverde, Costa Rica,


Registration is required for this activity.


The program runs for eight days, with two travel days, one free day, and five work days. Project-related training will be provided by an AMC Volunteer Trails Program Crew Leader, under direction of volunteers from the ADISL. This program is open to all 18 and over. Volunteers hike to work locations along the trail. Travel may involve up to an hour hike in from the trailhead and carrying heavy loads of 20 to 30 pounds. Crews will average 4-6 hours per day in the field with afternoons free for enjoying the surrounding area. Projects may include storm recovery efforts to reopen trails, building new trail, clearing drainage ditches, brushing back vegetation, out-sloping, general correcting of erosion and erosion problems, moving stone for water bars and embankments or building rock stairs, drainage structures, or retaining walls. Travel: Volunteers will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica and from there will be shuttled to rustic indoor, shared accommodations in the cloud forest. 2018 Dates: January 20-27, 2018 January 27 - February 3, 2018

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $570 member / $630 non-member
*Includes transportation once on the ground in San Jose, Costa Rica, meals, lodging, tools, and instruction. Trip does NOT include airfare, extracurricular tourist activities, alcoholic beverages, gifts, or additional food/snacks that you purchase. IMPORTANT: We strongly suggest you purchase travel insurance in case of any emergency or cancellation on yours or AMC's behalf. Please do not purchase airfare until we have notified you that the minimum participant limit has been reached. Thank you

Past participants say...

I liked most about the crew the "camaraderie, learning more about trail maintenance, and appreciation for all the effort," Wally "This was a great experience. I really enjoyed the leaders and the other crew members," Sue

Related Link(s):

Article on AMC's Costa Rica Trail
Sendero-Pacifico Trail - Costa Rica

Costa Rica Crew 2016

Volunteering Type

Trail Work



Offered By

AMC Staff




Adults (18+)