With a population of 4.8 million people and only 51 thousand square kilometers, Costa Rica is a relatively small country. Despite our size, our privileged location between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans has 14 volcanoes, countless rivers & waterfalls, and extensive protected areas, which provide much to offer! All of this variety results in the world’s greatest biodiversity and fun activities year round. Our YWAM base is located in Costa Rica’s capital, San José, the country’s metropolitan area. Approximately one-third of the country’s population lives within this area, which is also the central hub for government and industry. Despite its size, San José remains one of the safest cities in Latin America, making it safe for locals and foreigners to enjoy its charm.