Awareness Trips to Costa Rica

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

On your trip to Costa Rica, you will be welcomed by the local staff who will be your hosts for the week. You will visit the homes and communities of sponsored friends and learn about their joys and challenges while experiencing the beauty of the Costa Rican people.


This covers food, lodging and most in-country transportation.
Airfare is not included.

Sample Itinerary

A detailed schedule will be sent one to two weeks prior to departure. Unbound will make every effort to offer the opportunity to attend Mass on Saturday night or Sunday.

Day 1
Arrive in San José, where local Unbound staff will welcome you at the airport.
Day 2
Learn about how Unbound operates in Costa Rica. You'll learn about sponsorship programs, letter writing and the role of Unbound staff. Attend Mass at a local church (optional).
Days 3-4
Travel by bus through beautiful landscapes to visit rural communities and meet your sponsored friends. Whenever possible, the staff tries to take sponsors to visit their sponsored friends at their homes. Learn about the social and economic realities of the area. Enjoy performances of traditional Costa Rican dances.
Day 5
Share activities with some sponsored members in their golden years and learn about the benefits of being sponsored as an elder through Unbound.
Day 6
Spend a day recreating with sponsored friends! Enjoy an interactive day full of games and other activities to make the time with your sponsored friend even more special.
Day 7
Experience the unique flora and fauna of Costa Rica through touring local sites of interest such as a coffee plantation and roasterie, an animal sanctuary, or a pineapple plantation.
Day 8
Depart San José. Arrive home.

What we provide:

  • In-country ground transportation
  • Lodging and meals/bottled water
  • Interpreters
  • The opportunity to meet your sponsored friend
  • Transportation costs for your sponsored friend, chaperone and local staff
  • Planned group activities
  • Memories that will last a lifetime

Tell me more

To learn about lodging, health considerations and costs, click on the "Download trip information" button. When you're ready to register, click on the dates you’d like to travel and download the forms to get started.
Space is limited! We recommend applying as soon as possible. Registration will close one month prior to departure.


Sponsor a child for $36 a month


Learn more about our trips:
Frequently asked questions

Pay your child sponsorship amount online

Earn a free trip

Learn about the
Global Points program

Send your sponsored child a photo or eLetter

Contact us

Trip Coordinator

[email protected]