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.



As one door closes, another door opens

Change is in this air this week as CREAR changes offices.  After being stationed in a garage for the last 1.5yrs, CREAR has been giving the opportunity to move into the Salon Comunal of Samara. 


CREAR Mid-year CAMP! 2014

A big hello from La Asociacion CREAR!  After 2 weeks of mid-year camp with the children of Playa Samara and El Torito, we return to program as usual for the local community.  This year’s mid-year camp was a major success thanks to the help of a number of volunteers, local business and agencies. Here is a little recap of the activities. 


Cooking Tamales in Santo Domingo! By Mathilde Auditeau

Hello !

CREAR Reorganized Samara’s Public Library

CREAR Reorganized Samara’s Public Library


!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.