Behind the “Rich Coast” and thick rainforests in this beautiful country lies the challenge of a nation in transition.
Costa Rica is an adventure-seeker's paradise. Its diverse plant and animal life, stunning beaches, and rainforest zipline tours attract thousands of tourists each year.
This rapidly developing country is one of the most stable, as well as most visited regions, in Central America.
Because of the growing tourism industry, many Costa Rican families have abandoned self-sufficient farming lifestyles for the work opportunities available in larger cities. As a result, the country finds itself in the midst of a significant cultural change.
For those elevated in status by foreign investment, traditional morals and lifestyles have given way to a modern, consumer-oriented world. For those left behind, suffering and poverty remain.
The people of Costa Rica need to remember the unchanging love of Jesus—and that it is still real and relevant to their lives.
While in Costa Rica, you will stay in a beach town and partner with a local ministry, where you will do:
Beach Ministry: Ministry to the local surfers as well as connecting them with a local church.
Work Projects: Helping with light construction where needed.
Community Outreach: Sharing God's love through conversation, relationships, and acts of kindness wherever you go.
No matter what a day of ministry looks like, you will have opportunities to encourage both tourists and the people of Costa Rica with the hope of Christ.
See below for a video from our ministry hosts in Jaco:
Will you join the Church in Costa Rica in reaching their communities for Jesus?
(Check out this video for a message from our ministry contacts!)
Interested in reading more stories about what Adventures is doing in Costa Rica? Click here to visit our blog and see the impact.