• Sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica •
Help protect sea turtles in Costa Rica
Live a real immersion in Costa Rica
You’ll be offered the opportunity to actively participate in the conservation of endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica’s spectacular Osa Peninsula and the Caribbean.
As a volunteer, you will take part in conservation, environmental education and ecotourism activities. You will meet new people and can immerse yourself in pristine wilderness and genuine Costa Rican culture. Our successful strategy works to combine environmental education and conservation activities to give local communities a viable socioeconomic alternative to poaching.
Your financial contribution not only will be used for your room and board, but also will help us pay for supplies, and the salaries of biologists that will work with you. You will be contributing with your talent and your financial support to maintain the programme.
About the work:
⦁ Missions: As a volunteer you will take part in sea turtle conservation activities, including night patrols, relocating nests, recording scientific data, tagging of turtles, nest exhumations and the liberation of hatchlings. You may also be required to work on eco-tourism, environmental education and construction activities.
⦁ Free time: Volunteers come not only to work but also to discover the incredible nature. The project offers the possibility of unforgettable tours and activities such as kayaking, horseback riding, rural tourism and farm activities.
From July 1rst to December 15th 2023, begins on Tuesdays
Punta Mala Wildlife Refuge. The Playa Hermosa-Punta Mala National Wildlife Refuge has 6 kilometers of beach, and is located in the central Pacific of Costa Rica, south of Jaco and North of Manuel Antonio Beach. The camp is facing the sea.
Minimum 2 weeks
⦁ 18 years old or more
⦁ Basic Spanish or English
⦁ You must be friendly and communicative
⦁ We ask you to be in good physical condition, able to work for 4-6 hours per day
The camp is located at the south of Playa Hermosa surrounded by extreme wild nature.
You will stay in co-ed rooms with private bathrooms.
3 meals are offered, you can also help to cook.
The camp has several common areas, and it is located a few steps from the beach.
There is electricity in the area and mobile reception.
For the 2 weeks
3 weeks: 1090 €
4 weeks: 1420 €
These fees includes:
⦁ Full board accommodation
⦁ Full training
⦁ Membership fees to the association
Good to know
There are no ATMs in any of the places, so we recommend that volunteers travel with enough cash for possible tours. If you want to buy snacks or sweets, better buy them in San José or on the way to the project.