Come to the jungles of Costa Rica to experience missionary life firsthand
At a Glance
Length of trip
What you will be doing
Physical Activity Level
Hike up to 2 miles per day, including some steep terrain. Be able to lift 40 pounds.
$1,260 per month
Does not include round-trip airfare from your home to San Jose, Costa Rica
The Nest is in Talamanca, Costa Rica, on approximately 5 acres. It is a beautiful setting nestled on the BriBri, indigenous reservation.
You will experience the food and food preparation practices of the BriBris, learn about the organic farming methods, see the melipona bees in action and serve the BriBri community with outreach and planned Nest activities for women, children, youth and men.
In your accommodations, you will sleep humbly inside one of our huts, shower and drink from our artesian well, eat healthy and balanced foods, sleep in the quietness and awaken with the sounds of the jungle.
The Nest is not a tourist destination and will never be. The Nest invites those who are willing to serve with a humble heart, leaving behind the comfort of one’s life, and in faith follow Jesus into a pioneering mission inside the jungle of southern Costa Rica.
Pick up at the airport
Lodging for 6 -12 weeks
6 nights a week at The Nest – Sunday-Friday
1 nights a week in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita - Saturday
1-2 nights in San Jose for flights.
3 meals a day.
All transportation, except for local transportation in Puerto Viejo/Cahuita
Limited daily access to the internet by way of a hotspot.
A teacher for the 3-hour daily training.
Mentorship from one of The Nest’s staff.
A variety of opportunities to serve, including outreach, working in the farm or with the animals, grounds upkeep, cleaning, assisting with meals, raising money for The Nest and assisting with international missionary groups.
Graduation dinner and completion certificate. If references are needed for the completion of this program, The Nest will be happy to provide them.
A Cultural tour of The Nest
The Daily Schedule
(subject to adjustments)
Devotions – 5:30-6:30
Breakfast at 6:30
Physical work at the Nest, farming, animal, ground keeping, preparing lunch - 7:00-10:00
10:30-12:00 – Training Class 1
3:00-5:00 - Training Class 2
Recommended Pre-read and bring to The Nest the following books as part of the Missionary Training Program:
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
Is that really you God by Loren Cunningham
The God Ask by Steve Shad each
Boundaries by John Townsend
Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger
Vision Map: Charting a Step-by-Step Course for Your Biggest Hopes and Dreams by Joel Mals.
Interested? Get in touch to find out more
If this kind of short-term missions trip is something that you or your church might be interested in participating in please just send us an email at:
We will send you more details asap.