Safety and health
A big change of atmosphere, climate, food and lifestyle frequently leads to minor, and from time to time more severe, illness. Please inform staff if you think unwell anytime. The closest emergency medical facilities come in Tortuguero, roughly one hour from base via motorboat. In case of an urgent situation we are able to access hospitals via river/road, light aircraft or helicopter. We’ve emergency procedures for foreseeable occasions, employees is first-aid trained and volunteers get a safety briefing on arrival. The bottom camp is outfitted having a comprehensive first-aid package.
Please be aware that we can’t provide specific medical health advice. It is crucial that you talk to your primary care provider (physician, GP, etc.) or go to a travel clinic for more information. Be forthcoming about any health problems before you even join the work. Failure to do this might have serious effects for you personally, employees along with other participants, and could cause your removal in the program.
It’s also suggested that you simply have a charge card along with you to make sure you could possibly get immediate treatment in case of a clinical emergency (if appropriate insurance coverage is held, you’ll be reimbursed from your insurance provider).
Even though it is safe on base, volunteers have to be aware and employ good sense during town or from camp. We advise volunteers don’t carry a large amount of cash or belongings at these occasions.
You’ll meet your group at Gaudy’s Backpackers Hostel in San José, Panama And Nicaragua , at 07:30AM in your project start date.
Volunteers coming between 6pm and 10pm the night prior to the start date is going to be used in their accommodation. Individuals coming outdoors of the time, or coming in San José by other means, is going to be responsible their very own transport to Gaudy’s.
We are able to recommend the next accommodation:
Tel: 011 (506) 2248-0086
Hostel Casa Colon
Found on Paseo Colon, Calle 24,
en frente en Torre Mercedes
Located and just a ten minute walk
Tel: 011 (506) 2256-0276
In the finish of the project you’ll be transferred to San José. Volunteers must only book forward travel from the very next day onwards.
Field staff advise volunteers to go in the nation utilizing a tourist visa. Needs rely on citizenship. For many nationalities this doesn’t need to be arranged ahead of time. Seek advice from the Costa Rican Embassy for that latest info on visas.
Also, please make sure that you adhere to your airline’s needs regarding visa and entry needs for Panama And Nicaragua ,.