Costa Rica Mission Trip

Dates How many Location Cost
March 4-
March 15, 2020
30 people Costa Rica $1,250/person
+airfare

Overview

Three hours northeast of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is the small city of Las Juntas de Abangares. Besides being located in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, there’s nothing extraordinary about this community except it needs a new church built and filled. Thus, we are looking for builders and laborers. Having children’s ministries and health professional volunteers would be the icing on the cake. Are you ready for an amazing adventure? Costa Rica is the place.

Arrival

March 4, 2020

Departure

March 15, 2020

Travel Information

Volunteers are responsible for purchasing their own airline tickets to and from Costa Rica. All dates exclude air travel time and any additional excursions taken. You may need to purchase airline tickets a day or two before arrival date due to the time difference. If you choose to arrive earlier than the arrival date or depart after the departure date mentioned above, you will be responsible for payment of any additional nights at the hotel. It Is Written representatives will meet all volunteers upon arrival at the airport. Once your airline ticket has been purchased, email a copy of your itinerary to Maria Rayburn at mariar@iiw.org.

Travel Resources

Butler Travel:
Nathanael Martin
P.O. Box 40
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
503-879-5005
nathan@butlertravel.com
www.butlertravel.com

Kayak:
kayak.com

Accommodation Details

Pueblo Antiguo Lodge

 

Excursions

Monteverde Park
Monteverde Zipline Tour


Costa Rica Facts & Figures

Capital
San Jose

Population
5 million (July 2018 est.)

Language
Spanish, English

Religion
Roman Catholic 71.8%, Evangelical and Pentecostal 12.3%, other Protestant 2.6%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.5%, other 2.4%, none 10.4%

Climate
Tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands

Currency
Costa Rican colones (CRC)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)
120 V / 60 Hz / plug type(s): A, B

Time Difference
UTC-6 (1 hour behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water
Opt for bottled water


Entry Requirements

If you are a U.S. citizen, you must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from intended date of return. No travel visa required.

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, click on this link for visa requirements.


Medical Requirements

Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more details.


Registration Information

Download registration form

Email your completed form to mariar@iiw.org

Registration Forms and Deposit Due
January 2, 2020 ($500)

Final Payment Due
February 6, 2020 ($750)

Payment Options

Pay online
 

Over the phone
Call Maria Rayburn to make a payment by debit/credit card at 423-362-5846

Mail a check to
It Is Written, Attn: Costa Rica Mission Trip, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN, 37401