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.