About Our Organization

CEPIA is a costarican nationally accredited non-profit organization that since 2005 promotes culture, educational and labor opportunities, mental and physical health, participation and social cohesion of underprivileged children, teenagers, their families and adults in the coastal communities of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, to improve their quality of life.

CEPIA helps more than


children & adolescents

We are active in


communities in Guanacaste

School supplies & uniforms for


kids living in poverty

After-school programs for


children and teenagers

Psychological counseling for


children at social risk

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Watch the video about the voice of the local children and students that participate in CEPIA’s programs:

Guanacaste is the second poorest province of Costa Rica. Poverty reached 22% of all households, 6% of them were extremely poor. Women are mostly single mothers with several children. Fathers mostly do not support the kids responsibly or have very low-income jobs. Women have often been victims of violence in their lives, as well as their children. Some children have been neglected emotionally, socially or suffered malnutrition in childhood. Too many girls have been abused or are touched inappropriately and 25% of teenage girls are pregnant. 40% of youth don’t finish high school.

We cover 29 communities within our area of influence: from Potrero along the coast to San José de Pinilla in the south, and from 27 de Abril to Cartagena east. Discover where our headquarters are by clicking on the image below.

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Restoring hope, building dignity

Upcoming Events

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Tickets will be on sale starting February 1st on the website: tamarindosurffilmfestival.org

You can also buy your ticket in the following locations: Surfbox Flamingo, Cafeseato Huacas, Frijoles Locos Playa Grande, The Bookstore of the Waves Tamarindo, Cheboards and Café Corazon.


The film schedule will be available starting February 1st on the website tamarindosurffilmfestival.org. The event opens its doors at 5PM. Films starts at 6PM.

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