Sea Turtle Volunteering Project In Costa Rica

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Join our Sea Turtle Volunteering Project In Costa Rica as one of our marine conservation volunteers. The program takes place on the Nicoya Peninsula on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. As a conservation volunteer, you will assist in night surveys, monitor nesting sea turtles, relocate eggs to the hatchery and release baby turtles into the ocean. You can join for 1 week up to 4 weeks from July to December.

The population of Costa Rican sea turtles has declined by 90% in recent decades. Sea turtles face various threats including poaching, boat traffic, climate change, and increased trash and industrial pollution in oceans and beaches. The work that volunteers do on our Sea Turtle Volunteering Project In Costa Rica is helping the sea turtle population rebound.

Sea Turtle Project In Costa Rica

Program Overview

Project Length: 1-4 weeks
Start Dates: Every Monday from July-November
Program Cities: Nicoya Peninsula
Arrival City: San José (SJO)
Accommodations: Volunteers Group House
Meals: 3 per day at group house
Schedule: Night patrols for 3-4 hours most nights
Free Time: Nights & weekends for cultural exploration + excursions
Requirements: Ages 18+; Qualified health professionals or students only
Languages: No Spanish required

Program Fees (USD $)

  • 1 Week:$1275
  • 2 Weeks: $1405
  • 3 Weeks: $1525
  • 4 Weeks: $1635
  • Spanish Classes: add $15 per hour

What’s Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Meals and Accommodations
  • Meaningful Volunteering Placement
  • 24 Emergency Assistance from local staff and US staff
  • Orientation & Tour on arrival
  • Pre-Departure Guidance & Support
  • Supervisor/Mentor at volunteer placement
  • Volunteering Handbook
  • Guidance with Excursions
  • Cosmic Volunteers T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation
  • An experience that will last a lifetime!

Not Included: Flights, Visa, Vaccinations, Insurance, Language Classes.


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