I'm intersted in volunteering and/or learning spanish in the Guanecaste region (preferably in or around tamarindo) the problem is all the volunteering programs cost 2000 bucks and above, and the spanish courses seem quite expensive.
The reason iw ant that region is having been there and want to be in close proximity to surfing.
If anyone has any suggestions or tips, It would be greatly appreciated.
Hello Shaun 😊
You could look in the Travel Classifieds forum. Sometimes volunteer organisations which charge little or no money advertise in there.
You should look up the community outreach program of The place teachers in local public schools mostly teaching English. Another option in the Tamarindo Area is working for Cepia. They work with kids and teenagers: http://www.cepiacostarica.org/EN/index.php
Hope this helps!
thanks! Tamarindo is actually the area I was most interested in volunteering. Thanks for your input.
I'm planning to go to Guatemala in April, they have a volunteer program that includes spanish lessons. There is a cost included, but from what i can tell this goes directly back into the community. Its 150 bucks a week, and i am planning on doing a month there, to learn spanish and then continue south, volunteering for free and improving my Spanish that way. I used volunteersouthamerica.net, was really helpful.
Which group is that, because I am going to a Spanish Immersion shool where all the profits go into the community as well.
I've applied to http://www.languageselnahual.com/ does it l ook familiar?