ARCC Gap: Centro-Caribbean-Belize, Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama

Location: Panama: Bocas del Toro, Boquete and 2 other cities

Program Duration: 3-6 Months

Dates: 2020,2021,2022

ARCC Programs

19800 Village Office Ct. Suite 200 Bend, Oregon 97702 United States


Venture to some of the world’s most exotic and intriguing regions, ranging from the historic enchantments of Cuba, to the turquoise waters of Panama, to the lush jungles of Costa Rica, to the white-sand beaches of Belize.

Experiencing the color and vibrancy of Havana, Cuba’s capital city, we enjoy the echoing notes of ever-present salsa music. Partnering with an organization that prepares and delivers food via horse and buggy to a shut in elderly community, we appreciate our unique access to a side of Cuba that most never witness. Shadowing doctors in the Bocas del Toro islands off the coast of Panama, we understand the barriers to medical access for remote indigenous communities. Flying through the forest canopy on ziplines, the vibrancy of life in the jungle beckons us in the calls of toucans and howler monkeys.

Partnering with local biologists on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, we work hand-in-hand to preserve the offspring of Olive Ridley sea turtles nesting on shore. Basking in the crystal clear waters off improbably white sand beaches, we take in the beauty of the Caribbean. Exploring the underwater life of the reefs of Belize, we gain insights into a world rarely witnessed.

Travel Types
  • Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Rafting
  • Nature Tours
  • Hiking
  • Homestay
  • Ecology
Cost in US$:

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Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Recreation
  • Organic Farming
  • Marine Conservation
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Culture
  • Childcare & Children
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Application Process Involves
  • Written Application
  • Online Application
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
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