Spend several nights at a remote sea turtle project patrolling the beach in search of nesting leatherbacks and hatchlings, explore local canals for wildlife, visit a butterfly farm and local school. At the end of the week, relax on a white sand beach before heading back towards the central valley and home.
Spend several nights at a sea turtle project on the Osa Peninsula, located on the Pacific Coast, where you’ll work side by side with local researchers and assist with in-water monitoring and tagging of turtles. Your volunteer work will also include reforestation and mangrove clean up. You’ll also visit Manuel Antonio National Park, have a chance to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Playa Hermosa and go on an ocean kayaking excursion.
Explore the ecology, ecosystems and people of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Work with endangered sea turtles at a family-operated sea turtle conservation station. At the station, walk the beaches at night in search of nesting or hatching sea turtles. Next, head to Cahuita to relax on the white sand beaches and swim in the warm Caribbean. Participate in field work with local researchers at Veragua Rainforest Research Park and have a chance to tour the 4,000 acre private reserve. Immerse yourself in rural Costa Rican life firsthand as you spend a night at Finca Sura, a small family farm.
Volunteer at Asis Wildlife Rescue Center and work with rescued animals, from monkeys to peccarys, kinkajous, macaws and more! Explore the town of La Fortuna, walk on lava beds in Arenal Volcano National Park, visit an organic farm, and more!