From Guatemala’s Western Highlands to Nicaragua’s beaches and Costa Rica’s volcanoes, there’s a lot to see and do in Central America.
Recent Central America Books
- Life as A Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize Recently, I was able to interview Sameera Hassan, who is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in northern Belize. She tells us what it’s like to volunteer and live in “the Jewel”.
- Volunteer with Endangered Wildlife Trust, Costa Rica Endangered Wildlife Trust is a British nonprofit that owns the Pacuare Nature Reserve, 10.5 square kilometers (2,600 acres) of tropical rainforest on Costa Rica’s northern coast, near Tortuguero.
- Volunteer with TRAMA Textiles in Guatemala TRAMA Textiles is a women’s weaving association in Guatemala’s second city. Their mission is to “create work for fair wages for the women of Guatemala”. There’s no minimum time commitment for volunteers, but you can take on more complex projects with a longer stay, and if your Spanish skills need polishing, there are many language ...
- Volunteer with Utila Iguana Conservation Project, Honduras All you need to volunteer with Honduras’s Utila Iguana Conservation Project is a passion for nature. The work includes caring for the iguanas, butterflies, tarantulas, geckos, and other animals at the station, but it can also include teaching, public relations, gardening, maintenance, or ecological research, depending on your skills.
- A Taste of Nicaragua’s First Craft Brews Central America is more popular for its delicious rum than its diversity of hops, but luckily the microbrewing trend is now catching on in Nicaragua. ¡Salud!
- Volunteer with Associacion Conservacionista de Playa Malena, Panama Panama’s Associacion Conservacionista de Playa Malena is a nonprofit group of community volunteers dedicated to the protection of the beach and its wildlife. While all are welcome, volunteers aren’t accepted outside turtle season, as much of the work focuses on protecting nesting sea turtles during hatching season.
Photo at top © Serge Melki, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.