Pack for a Purpose

Camino Travel is proud to be a member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers to make a lasting impact in the communities they visit on their journeys. In Costa Rica, that means contributing to our honored tradition of promoting sustainable tourism.


The principle behind Pack for a Purpose is simple: If participants save just a little space in their suitcase in order to bring some supplies on their program, they can make a substantial impact in the lives of local children.

One of the main projects that we support is Hogar Brotes de Olivo, a temporary resource for a number of children from newborns to 5-year-olds, who are in high-risk situations. The home supplies for their physical, emotional, educational, and health needs as best they can.


It takes just a couple easy steps to participate in Pack for a Purpose:

1. Check the list of needs and pick an article
2. Buy the article in your home country
3. Pack it in your suitcase for your trip to Costa Rica
4. Give it to your tour guide or driver on your arrival transfer or check with us the best way to collect it
5. Camino Travel will collect all donations and bring them to the foster home on your behalf

Some of the most requested items, such as bars of soap or baby formula, may not seem like a lot to most travelers, but you’d be surprised at the meaning it has for this essential project.

Find the list of needs on Pack for a Purpose’s site