Zapotal, a community that thrives for success!

Costa Rica

Bringing wellbeing to the community through our efforts.

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What is the project about?

Zapotal is a small town of peasant people located in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. The few people who remain in the community dedicate themselves to agricultural and dairy work, and now experiential tourism. Zapotal offers homestays for our travelers and lodging facilities plus a  restaurant called Las Orguideas. The community offers traditional and cultural activities, cooking classes, and tours in the surrounding cloud forest.

How is VSocial involved in the project?

VSocial has worked together with local tour operators to promote the community with marketing strategies. We have done lots of networking, and have supported every single person in the community, as they develop one activity. While bringing wellbeing to the community through these efforts, we are working on capacity building and reinforcing better products for the area.

What impact does the commitment have?

As we claim for social and economic justice, we extended the stay of our travelers for one more night. As an immediate result, revenues in every single house increased, allowing opportunities for everyone. The community have received workshops to learn French, English and soon German, plus finance and natural history of Costa Rica.

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