Steve

Steve

Why book Quepos houses, villas or hotels & transport through Steve?

Lalo De La Carpio

Steve Edwards, AKA Lalo De La Carpio, is an American who has been working with high risk youth in the poorest part of San Jose since 2005. He has several different avenues he uses to interact and connect with the kids, currently a skate ministry and a Jiu Jitsu outreach, and has in the past done computer labs, soccer teams, and anything he can find that helps connect him with the kids in La Carpio and throughout San Jose. La Carpio is a neighborhood where the poor Nicaraguans live that come to Costa Rica and do the jobs that Costa Ricans don’t want to do. It is a high crime area, and very poor, but Steve has managed to find the best in it and has made a huge impact.

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It costs exactly the same amount to book hotels, houses or transports through Steve, but after check out the hotels will send him money for setting up your stay, and with that money Steve can stay here and keep doing what he is doing with the kids. Steve can setup any of the hotels or vacation rental homes on our website, and can also setup private Shuttle vans, that have A/C and English speaking drivers. The shuttles he sets up are the same ones the hotels use, but Steve can actually get you a much better rate!

 

To reserve hotels or shuttle transport, send Steve an email at CostaRicaVan@Gmail.com

To reserve Fishing Dates or check on Charter Boat Availability, please send an email to Capt. John at FishCRJohn@Gmail.com

 

Here are some pictures and faces to put with Steve’s projects:

 

Lalo De La Carpio

Here’s Steve’s at his Skate Church in La Carpio with some of the kids

Lalo De La Carpio

Steve also started a soccer team with the roughest gangster kids in La Carpio. They won three first place national championships in three years! Giving these kids something productive to do keeps them off the streets and out of TROUBLE.

Lalo De La Carpio

Lalo De La Carpio

Here’s Steve with some of his Jiu Jitsu kids at a recent tournament with their Jiu Jitsu instructor Sydney Machado.

Lalo De La Carpio

Here’s a project Steve Co-Directed where they put a cement floor in a single mother’s house that had lived in the dirt for 14 years.

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And here’s one of Steve’s skater/BJJ kids who just recently had a birthday. Steve is famous for giving kids B-Day parties, most of which have never had birthday cakes nor presents before. Many of the kids Steve works with have fathers who are not around (many in jail), and Steve is the only positive male figure in their lives.

Lalo De La Carpio

Lalo De La Carpio

To reserve hotels or shuttle transport, send Steve an email at CostaRicaVan@Gmail.com

You can see more of Steve’s current projects by looking him up on Facebook at Skate Costa Rica or Steve Edwards (Lalo De La Carpio).