Cimarrones, Costa Rica

Volunteer in Cimarrones

Kick-start your international development career in the wild jungles of central Costa Rica.

This location takes you to the stunning Costa Rican Pacific Coast, and to the doorstep of the stunning and diverse Manuel Antonio National Park, only a 3-4 hour bus journey from San Jose. Surrounded by palm plantations and rainforest, the town contains a stunning array of wildlife with monkeys and toucans in plain sight most days. In and around the national park, the whole area is famed for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails, making this location an exceptional place to volunteer, intern, teach, learn a new language, relax and enjoy the casual way of life.



Build a better world by contributing to vital, locally-led project work that strives for a more just and equitable future.


In line with the UN’s SDGs, we are committed to ethical and sustainable engagement with our local partners and communities.


Learn from the world’s most unique and significant cultures, in breathtaking remote locations.

Join a community internship & receive our exclusive offer.

Book by 31 May 2022

New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn to cook Costa Rican food

Visit a Cabécar village

Discover local medicinal plants

Kayak in a hidden lagoon

Hike through a riverbed

Visit a working fruit plantation

Hike through virgin rainforest to a waterfall

White water raft down the Pacuare River