Welcome to Asociación CREAR

Program Overview


Our Mission:

The mission of La Asociación CREAR is to provide supplemental educational, recreational, and career opportunities for community members, primarily youth with limited resources, in the rural beach communities surrounding Playa Sámara in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, by offering a wide variety of innovative programs focusing on academic and artistic education, environmental consciousness, health, and socio-cultural development.



!Renovación en el 2014!

Después del año mas exitoso en la historia de CREAR estamos súper emocionados de empezar con nuestros proyectos del 2014. Para destacar algunos:

Ahora CREAR estáofreciendo clases de inglés gratuitas a los niños de Sámara . Los martes y los jueves de 10:30 am- 11:30 am, tenemos una maestra certificada en TEFL y ella estámuy emocionada de conocer a sus nuevos estudiantes!


Welcome to the CREAR team Tess!

We are pleased to introduce Tess McGrath as the newest member of the CREAR Team.  Tess will be the Volunteer Coordinator for the organization. Here is a little more information about Tess.


Looking for an ESL Instructor!

CREAR is always seeking qualified and caring individuals to volunteer in our programs. Live on the beach in beautiful Costa Rica while helping the children and the communities in and around Playa Sámara.

After a very successful 3 weeks of English class, with the help of 16 volunteers from GS Learners, CREAR is eager to continue offering ESL instruction, but a teacher is needed. 

CREAR is looking got the following:


Bienvenidos Julio


Road Trip!

Seeking new inspiration, our ever dedicated leaders Andrea Keith and Johannah Waite have hit the road the past Monday to visit our friends over at Abriendo Mentes.


March 2013

            On the infinite timeline of CREAR's life 2013 will definitely stand out as a growth spurt! Since the acquisition and opening of our new office we've been able to make great headway both in the community with our volunteers and behind the scenes with some ancillary administrative tasks.


January 2013

Greetings from La Asociacion CREAR. We hope you all are having a very happy new year! Like always, CREAR is keeping busy, and the association is excited because they have moved into a new location and just wrapped up the annual summer camp for the children of Samara and El Torito! 



1ST annual  CREAR EARTH PARTY & Beach Clean up

Saturday November 24th at noon

Where: Intercultura

Sámara, next to Tutti Frutti

A fun filled day with a party, music and cleaning up the beach!  The event begins at noon, and will consist of a beach and river cleanup followed by the party!

·       Party

·       Live Music (Milo and friends)


English Classes on Wednesdays!

CREAR is happy to announce the beginning of their weekday English Program.  Thanks to the help of their new volunteer English Teacher, Kat, CREAR will be offering English classes on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am (location Intercultura) and 12:00pm to 1:00pm (location Salon Comunal) in Samara and 1:30pm-2:30pm (location Salon Comunal) in El Torito.

CREAR is also excited to welcome Kat to our team.  Here is a little background information on the newest member of CREAR!