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Trip costs are simple.  You will need to purchase your round-trip tickets from your local airport to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO).  In addition to ticket costs, the per-diem covering your daily expenses will be $60 per calendar day in the country.

In Costa Rica, you will receive transportation to and from the airport, transportation to and from ministry sites, meals, safe drinking water, and sleeping accommodations.

Each team will be housed at the Kids of Costa Rica cabins, located in Coronado, Costa Rica. Both of our cabins have rooms with six bunk beds (sleeping 12), commode, and shower accommodations.  You will not need to bring bedding as it is provided for you.

Participants are on mission at all times: at work sites, at the cabins, and during off-site activities. Our desire is to make a positive impact on everyone that we come into contact with at all times. How we dress is an important part of our witness. Participants should make a special effort to wear clothes that are modest and appropriate for the work to which we have been called.


Sleeved shirts are to be worn by all participants at all times. Shorts are acceptable on the work sites. Shorts should be modest in length (no shorter than 2″ above the knee). Durable shoes with closed toes must be worn at all work sites.  Sandals and flip-flops are not allowed on any work site.


In addition, we will be attending a church service.  Men, please wear pants (khakis are acceptable) and ladies please wear a dress or skirt.

No vaccines are required to enter Costa Rica but see the recommended list from the CDC:

You will need to have an up to date tetanus shot.




It is important that each team member arrives with any and all medications that they may need for any medical conditions that they might have. Refrigeration for medication is readily available and conveniently accessible. We will be working at an altitude of 5,000 feet above sea level which does mean that the air is thinner than many will be use to. We would encourage each team member to prepare themselves physically before arriving for a higher altitude.


Everyone should bring their own mini medical kit in their carry-on. Your kit should have any prescription medicines you are taking, Band-Aids, first-aid ointment, diarrhea medication, ibuprofen, insect-bite medication and antibiotic such as Cipro.


All North Americans traveling to Costa Rica must have a passport. You will not be allowed into Costa Rica without one. Check with your post office for a passport application, go to the U.S. Department of State web page: If you are applying for a new passport, please allow 4 to 8 weeks for this process. All travelers should bring a photocopy of the first two pages of their passport in their carry-on luggage.


No vaccines are required to enter Costa Rica but see the recommended list from the CDC:
A tetanus shot or booster is always a good idea.