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Volunteer with Turtles in Costa Rica

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


Pacific coast nesting season is June to December with the heaviest nesting occurring during the months of September and October. Sea turtles only nest on the Caribbean coast during the months of March to July. Exact placement locations will depend on sea

Travel Types

  • Ecology


The minimum age for volunteers is 18 years old. No previous experience or qualifications are necessary but we do require volunteers to be respectful and open minded to the cultural differences they will encounter in Cost Rica. Volunteers must be reasonably fit as the work can be demanding in the tropical heat.

Minimum Education

High School


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

From GBP 575 / USD 860

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

In addition to pre-arrival information and in-country orientation, your program fee also covers housing and three meals per day, and airport pick-up.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Marine Conservation
  • Veterinary Science
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

All ages, all nationalities, with a common passion for environmental conservation. Volunteering is an amazing way to gain an insight into the culture of a country. Once you volunteer you are no longer just another tourist, you will work intimately with the local staff and help the project and community you visit.

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European, Asian, South African and Kiwi Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week