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**Winner - GoAbroad Best Volunteering Program 2016** Located in Central America, Costa Rica is nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and is home to over...
Submitted by Lucy Windall - United Kingdom | May 08, 2017
I had an absolutely fantastic time on this Frontier project. I have seen so much Costa Rican wildlife, made so many great friends, and really challenged myself to do things outside of my comfort zone. The staff at the project were so helpful, friendly and informative. The work we were doing was so interesting, varied and inspiring. I love being outside, walking trails, and seeing inspiring views, and this project had them in abundance, everything was beautiful to look at and there was always new things to learn. I’ve loved every minute of it!!
Awesome conservation project
Submitted by Lisa Nieuwboer | May 08, 2017
The Costa Rica Big Cats, Turtles and Primates conservation project is a great mix of jungle camp life, nice and dedicated people and beautiful trails. It is a great way to get insight into conservation field work. I was there for 3 weeks and had and amazing time. Whether I was doing surveys or enjoying a drink with a view, everything was fun and I was always with very nice people. I saw so many animals and learned so much about them. The staff were very helpful and professional. I can recommend this project to anyone interested in biology, conservation and biodiversity of beautiful Costa Rica.
Awesome submersion in the jungle life
Submitted by Sara Dybowska - London United Kingdom | April 25, 2017
Camp Osita is situated on he outskirts of the Costa Rican jungle and vastly embraces the full camping experience which proves to be an awesome experience for all, regardless of education level in conservation or experience in camping etc. The trails and surveys are both educative and enjoyable due to the beautiful surroundings and animals such as the spider monkeys! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested and tip: stay as long as possible! :)
Camp Osita, Costa Rica
Submitted by Simona Duranti | April 09, 2017
My experience at Camp Osita has been extremely positive. I spent a month with very passionate and knowledgable researches who taught me a lot about the jungle life, which I got to appreciate deeply. I always felt I could rely on their support for every doubt or fear I had and they were always ready to get me out of difficult situations, such as getting stuck in the shower with a lovely (and also venomous) snake! Life at camp is chilled out and the nature around is just stunning, I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone who wishes to immerse in pure nature.
Not just for gap year students
Submitted by Anna Blatchford | April 09, 2017
When looking for a project I wanted to go with an organisation that is actually doing conservation work. At first I thought Frontier was just for gap year students but after a chat with a lovely guy at Head Office I was reassured that although the average age is mid 20s a lot of older people also do the projects. Now that I'm here it's clear that age on a project like this is irrelevant as you are all here for the same reason and on this project (Costa Rica) passion and high levels of interest make for some of the best conversations and debates I've had in years. It's truly an honour to be here sharing this experience with such a range of people. So, my recommendation is if you really want an adventure and do something great for the planet don't think twice! Pack your bags and don't look back you won't regret it!
A few things that would have enhanced my experience for sure is...get your fitness level up! Work out, sweat, get breathless and up your fitness level because the humidity and head zaps your energy and some of the best trails are killer but so worth it for that view! You truly get out what you put in. My other bit of advice is clothing choice! I spent a lot of money on good outdoor clothing which has been great but what I could have done with is a good amount of aerobic sportswear that is designed to cope and wick away the amount of sweating Costa Rica in dry season would create. I may have avoided 2 weeks of battling heat rash in areas that were unwelcome!