Costa Rica

With a population of 4.25 million and no army, the democratic nation of Costa Rica is one of the world’s most talked-about destinations. Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. This breathtaking destination leaves no shortage of activities to satisfy your appetite for delicious food, thrilling adventure, or unique activities. Costa Rica’s arts scene infuses every aspect of the country, from the influence of Afro-Caribbean rhythms to pre-Columbian dances to traditionally Spanish music. Theater, opera, ballet, and classical music are flourishing in the cultural center of San José, home to the National Theater, National Dance Workshop, and National Symphony Orchestra. On the country’s Caribbean coast music and dance are an integral part of everyday life, with calypso and reggae, a maypole dance called the cuadrille, and an annual music festival. Best of all, the small size means travelers are only hours away from cloud forests, beaches, and rainforests.

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  • Circus Arts (Dance) in Costa Rica

    Share your dance, theater, and/or circus expertise by volunteering with a circus arts group that helps empower a community in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone. Specializing in areas such as acrobatics, m... Read more

  • Circus Arts (Theater) in Costa Rica

    Share your theater and/or circus expertise by volunteering with a circus arts group that helps empower a community in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone. Specializing in areas such as acrobatics, mime, dan... Read more

  • Dance Volunteering in Costa Rica

    Share your passion for dance by volunteering with young people in Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose. We work with a variety of volunteer placements, including orphanages, day care centers, public scho... Read more

  • High School Costa Rica Summer Experience

    Spend two weeks of your summer with a group of other high schoolers and Performing Arts Abroad trip leaders exploring the magnificent country of Costa Rica through the performing arts. The group will... Read more

  • Music Volunteering in Costa Rica

    Share your passion for music by volunteering with young people in Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose. We work with a variety of volunteer placements, including music schools, orphanages, day care cente... Read more