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Costa Rica
Sea Turtle & Rainforest Project

COSTA RICA SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION PROJECT

With the greatest concentration of biodiversity in the world, Costa Rica is a must for any conservationist – boasting of more tropical rainforest than any other Neotropic zone, whilst also becoming the go to destination to witness the iconic sea turtle.

From the pristine rain forests of the Caribbean to the Pacific coast’s famous surf, experience some of the world’s most incredible scenery and exotic wildlife—and make a lasting impact while you’re there. Spend five days volunteering with a sea turtle project to help ensure these endearing creatures are around for future generations to admire. Then, hike through forests and marvel at their beauty from the aerial tram.  Get as close as you dare to crocodiles, before heading over the central hills to walk in an active volcanic crater and bathe in thermal baths.  You will enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the variety and beauty of this amazing country.

Whether you’re walking inside an active volcanic crater or riding horseback along the jungle-lined tropical beaches, devote your time to exploring, as well as contributing, to this extraordinary country – and we promise to reward you with an experience that you will truly treasure for years to come.

PROJECT DETAILS

Learn what you can expect while volunteering at our revolutionary Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

  • Sea Turtle Project
  • Assisting in the collection of biometric data from nesting turtles
  • Assisting in the relocation of nests
  • Day/night hatchery duties
  • Nest monitoring
  • Hatching liberation
  • Night Patrols
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park: Aerial Tram and Guided Nature Tour
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Whale and Dolphin Boat Trip. Snorkelling and Kayaking.
  • Crocodile boat tour on River Tarcoles
  • Toucan Rescue Ranch
  • Ocean View Zip Lining in the cloud forest
  • Manuel Antonio National Park

ITINERARY

Discover the incredible moments we have in store, featuring a range of activities from exploring Costa Rica’s extraordinary ecosystems, to zip lining through the famous tropical forests.

Day 1

Arrive into San Jose (SJO) airport. Transfer to family run volunteer accommodation in Esparza.

Day 2

Travel to Goshen de Bataan in the Caribbean for a boat transfer to Pacuare Turtle Project.

Day 3-7

Get to work as a volunteer, helping to protect 3 species of endangered sea turtles – taking part in night patrols to safeguard the beach during nesting season, as well as participating in the construction of essential hatchery and general maintenance.

Day 7

Drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park and embark on a rainforest adventure – including an aerial tram above the jungle and a guided nature tour.

Day 8

Visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, with views of both the Pacific and Atlantic – followed by a lecture and a natural history tour.

Day 9

Travel to Playa Uvita, Marino Ballena National Park in search for humpback whales, resident dolphins and other extraordinary marine life. Snorkel amongst the incredible coral and view the caverns of Ventanas Beach.

Day 10

Day 10 Head out on an incredible boat tour along the River Tarcoles and the mangroves, to see crocodiles, birds and monkeys up close. After, go horse riding on the beach.

Day 11

Experience a tour of the Toucan Rescue Ranch and meet sloths, toucans and other birds and mammals, as well as hear an introductory talk on conservation.

Day 12

Visit Maritime Park Puntarenas to learn of their world-leading approach to maritime conservation, featuring an interactive workshop and a grand tour of the park – including their macaw and wild bird sanctuary (also including jaguars).

Day 13

Go ocean view zip lining in the cloud forest, travelling down a 700 metre (2200 ft) long cable in ‘Superman’ flight. Hike along trails, feed the monkeys and be there for sunset at the beach.

Day 14

Visit Manuel Antonio National Park for a talk on conservation and a guided tour. Finally, say goodbye to beautiful Costa Rica!

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Accommodation

Accessible only by boat, the turtle project is located in a quiet remote area, where you will stay in basic, shared beach huts. For the rest of the trip, sleep in our family run volunteer centre in Esparza – a small agricultural town near the Pacific Ocean.

Food

Receive three meals a day*, featuring all local ingredients for traditional Costa Rican recipes. Please let us know well in advance of any dietary requirements, so we can advise the projects to ensure that you are adequately catered for.

Included

• Pre-departure support and documentation
• Programme fee and contribution
• Return international flights
• All in-country road transfers
• All transportation on project
• 24 hour in country support
• Accommodation for duration of stay
• 3 meals per day*

*Except for lunches on days of travel

Not Included

• Personal travel insurance
• Any vaccinations as recommended by your GP
• Lunches on days of travel
• Soft drinks or snacks
• Any essential visas
• Any additional activities outside of project itinerary

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Get in touch with any questions you may have regarding our Costa Rica trip – leave your contact details below and we’ll be more than happy to help!

If you’re interested to find out more, book an introductory presentation for your school or college group and we can visit to discuss our extraordinary projects in more detail.

Alternatively, if your group is now ready to enrol, click here to submit a booking form on their behalf.

GALLERY

Explore the fantastic memories we’ve captured along the way, to check out all the fun that’s to come!