12.07. - 27.07.2019
The village of "Las Quebradas" is located very near of the middle size city of San Isidro del General, 6 kms away by a good road. Quebradas is
located in the mountains, over 744 meters above the sea level, and it is part of the General ́s Valley. This valley is surrounded by very high
mountains, like El Cerro de la Muerte, to the north, with 3491 meters, and off course, we can find the highest peak of the whole country, El
Cerro Chirripó, with more than 3820 meters (about 12000 feet). The weather of the region is very, very humid and it rains a lot during the rainy
season (may to dec), however it could rain during the dry season too. (The rain in the area is about 3800 mm of precipitation per year). The
temperatures are between 22C and 29C. The main economic activities are the agriculture (coffee, sugarcane, corn, beans, fruits y vegetables
Probably "Las Quebradas" was funded with farmers of the area, who moved to the mountains to the north of San Isidro and established in the
border of the river Quebradas. Right now and because of private and communal initiatives, Quebradas is preserving the high lands in those
mountains to protect the river Quebradas, which by the way is supplying drinking water to Quebradas, San Isidro and other surrounded
El Centro Biológico Las Quebradas - FUDEBIOL - and its Biological Reserve, are protecting the water source, plus the flora and fauna of the
During more than 15 years, ACI Costa Rica has cooperated with this placement, by sending international volunteers, young people who have
shared with the locals and supported the Biological Centre and Natural Reserve of FEDEBIOL. The Reserve is located 3 km away from the
centre of Quebradas (between 1000 y 2500 meters above the sea level). FUDEBIOL, a non-profit organization, created the reserve (on May 13th, 1989), as a real answer to the problems of deforestation in the area. The reserve has an environmental education centre, plus a lodge
where the visitors (tourists, biologists and volunteers can stay).
The main objectives of the Reserve are:
-Conservation of the River Quebradas and the source of the water. -Development of an Environmental Education (Conscience).
-Creation of several ways of Sustainable Development, giving economical options to the community. -Finally, to be completely auto supported
(financially), by eco tourist.
NOTE: San Isidro is the place, where the group will find the banks, internet cafes, super markets, hospitals and many other services.
The main tasks for Volunteers:
1-Maintenance of green areas and different facilities when it is needed.
2-Infra - structure project (to be confirmed a month before the starting date for the workcamp).
The work will depend on the needs at the moment, with this said, the project could be:
a-Painting of different areas.
b-Building sidewalks and/or trails.
Requirements for Volunteers:
-English or Spanish knowledge may be very helpful to communicate.
-Willing to follow instructions and to work as a team.
-Willing to do physical work.
-Volunteers must like to be in the nature and willing to live in simple conditions, Wi-Fi limited access.
-Willing to walk everyday from the hosting community to the natural reserve up in the hills, about 1 hour away by walking one way. So 2
hours per day (round trip).
-To fill up ACI ́s application form.
-Motivation Letter (to be sent before travelling).Meeting Point and Time
(very important to be on time that day)
FRIDAY, JULY 12th, 2019 AT 8AM / IN FRONT OF NATIONAL THEATRE IN SAN JOSÉ DOWN TOWN, BY THE MAIN ENTRANCE.How to get to Meeting Place
1-From the nearest airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, SJO)
a-take a bus of TUASA (on the way to San José, NOT to Alajuela, stop at the last station right in from of the Second Avenue, take a taxi from
this station and ask for National Theatre in San José downtown, it is only a couple of minutes away.
b-take a taxi and request National Theatre, it will take about 30 minutes depending traffic conditions, about US $ 25 or US $ 30.
2-From wherever else in San José
Just take a taxi and request National Theatre as well.
How to get to Quebradas:
From Hostel to Bus Station in San José:
-Volunteers will share taxis to get to the Bus Station of MUSOC in San José. It will take 20 minutes as the most.
THEN, From Bus Station in San José to San Isidro:
-Volunteers will take a bus from San José to San Isidro, which costs about 3250 CR Colones or ( US $ 6 ). It will take around 3 hours and a half.
FINALLY, From San Isidro to the Community of Quebradas where FUDEBIOL is located:
-Volunteers will share taxis to get to the community of Quebradas. It will take around 20 minutes to get to final destination.
NOTE: Volunteers will be leaded by our ACI Supervisor during the entire trip.
Lodging and Food during the Workcamp:
During Orientation Process (first 2 nights in San José): ACI Costa Rica will place the group of international volunteers in a Hostel located in San
José, very closed from ACI Office. Lodging and food will be covered by ACI Costa Rica.
During the time in FUDEBIOL: Local Families will be more than happy to receive 15 international volunteers plus our ACI supervisor and leader
of the group. Families will supply three meals a day, a room and all their care to the volunteers. Families may be included in some of the
activities as well. Vegetarian food will be available.
€190 is required for administration costs of ACI Costa Rica and the workcamp, it includes
-Lodging and food during the workcamp.
-Official Activities during the schedule of the workcamp.
-Guidance by a Group Supervisor of ACI during the workcamp.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.
NOTES: -Volunteers will be leaded by our ACI Supervisor during the entire trip.
-Volunteers can stay longer (if wished) traveling in Costa Rica after the finishing or before the starting of the WorkCamp.
-We recommend volunteers to get the airfare to leave Costa Rica one day after the WorkCamp finishes, not the same day, to avoid
losing the flight since the transfer of the community to the airport can last some hours.
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