Daystar has some wonderful ministry partners in Costa Rica. The majority of the partners are in the San Jose region. San Jose, the capital city, has a population of about 1.5 million people. In many of the areas surrounding the city, you can find large populations of refugees that have come from Nicaragua to find a better life for their family in Costa Rica. Many of the ministries that we partner with do ministry with both the Costa Rica nationals as well as refugees from Nicaragua and other places.
Ministry Opportunities include:
  • VBS programs and Bible clubs for children – ages ranging from 4-14
  • Food Distribution – buying and delivering groceries to needy families
  • Sports camps and clinics – basketball, soccer, volleyball, and more
  • Local church ministry – assisting local churches with their ongoing ministries
  • Crisis pregnancy center – helping with programs for women and/or service projects
  • Light Construction – painting churches, building bunk beds, and more
  • Medical missions – setting up mobile clinics in neighborhoods and seeing patients
  • Street evangelism and outreach – sharing the Gospel in San Jose
  • Visiting orphanages – playing games with kids, Bible stories, crafts, songs, and more
Leisure Activities include:
  • Zip lines in the rain forest – full day activity
  • Visiting a Volcano – Irazu and Poas are both popular options – half day activity each
  • Overnight at a Beach Resort – travel to the Pacific Coast town of Jaco
  • Sightseeing and Souvenir Shopping in downtown San Jose – half day activity
  • Coffee plantation and/or Chocolate factory tours – half day activity each
  • Overnight trip to Arenal Volcano area with natural hot springs
Travel info: groups fly into San Jose (SJO) airport