Costa Rica

Wildlife conservation

luxury family trip philanthropic volunteering Costa Rica

You can make a difference at a rescue center for injured, orphaned or illegally traded animals. You can help provide these animals with a better life and at the same time discover the importance of preserving the natural biodiversity of this stunning country for future generations. The center was set up by a Veterinarian and his son who are passionate about animals and the environment. They hope to acquire more land to serve as a transition space for animals to reintroduce to the wild. You can play a role in preserving the biodiversity of Costa Rica’s wildlife by helping in any of the following: – The receiving and evaluation of recently arrived animals – The introduction of animals to their new living quarters according to their natural habitats – The cleaning of cages and living areas – The maintenance of facilities – The preparation of animal diets and meals – The daily care and eventual liberation of animals back into the forest – Assisting the veterinarian on his rounds – Constructing and repairing shelters for animals Everyone including younger children can enjoy getting close to the animals (including sloths, kinkajous, raccoons, owls, peccaries, monkeys (spider, squirrel and howler monkeys), macaws and parrots and even help feed them.

Accommodation in Arenal

luxury volunteering The Springs Resort and Spa

A lovely resort featuring Hot Springs, glorious views of the Arenal Volcano from every guest room and four restaurants including the excellent Ginger Sushi Bar and Las Ventanas fine dining.

meaningful luxury travel Nayara Springs

Opened just over a year ago, the sixteen villa Nayara Springs make up the adults-only annex to Arenal Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens. Throughout the villas, teak and other hardwoods are complemented by bamboo ceilings. Four-poster, king beds, as well as a daybed, share half the villa space with a marble-floor bathroom, whose soap and […]

luxury volunteering Kioro

The Arenal Kioro Hotel carried out environmental studies to cause the least impact possible during the construction and operation of the project. The property has a sewage treatment plant, smart systems for energy saving, recycling program, its own springs and construction from reforested woods. Oh, did we forget to mention that the rooms are all […]

meaningful luxury travel Arenal Nayara

The Arenal Springs Resort is the perfect getaway if you are looking to remain close to nature but still retain the comfort and amenities of a modern hotel. Indeed, from nearly any location at the resort – the pool, the restaurant, or even your room – you can easily spot the Arenal Volcano on a […]

meaningful luxury travel Arenal Nayara

The panoramic view from this 53-suite hotel involves the small matter of the hulking Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Park. The wonderful by-products of the (benign) volcanic activity are the seductive bubbling private hot springs, set in lush gardens. There’s a spa attached to the springs and the place has a feeling of natural indulgence.


The smoking crater of Arenal volcano sits almost 5,500ft above the lush green valley and surrounding forest. The region is a wonderland for adventure and activities, with almost everything possible. Rainforest hikes, white-water rafting and horseback riding are just a few of the immediate options. Nature tours show off the best of the local wildlife and there are natural hot springs to ease into at the day’s end.