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Volunteer with Turtles in Costa Rica

Program Duration

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


You can volunteer here between 1st July and 15th December each year for 1 – 12 weeks.

Travel Types

  • Ecology
  • Vacation Packages


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

1 week costs USD 1090; each additional week costs USD 290 per week, excluding flights.

Program Fees Include:

- Phone or face-to-face planning and briefing
- Pre-departure advice covering medical, safety and project advice
- Help and advice from our UK office 24/7 whilst in Costa Rica
- Advice on obtaining a visa
- Full orientation and induction to project before you begin
- Meet and greet at San José airport and transfer to on your first night
- First night hotel accommodation in San Jose (does not include meals)
- Transfer to the project site from San Jose on arranged public transport
- Shared accommodation with en-suite facilities at the beach project
- Food (three meals a day)
- Return transfer with public transport to San Jose
- Final night hotel accommodation in San Jose
- Return transfer to the airport
- Contribution to Oyster’s adopted turtle
- Free access to InterHealth’s Travel Health Advice Service
- Oyster Worldwide volunteer t-shirt

On your return:

- Welcome home pack
- Certificate of Recognition (on request)
- References (on request)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Wildlife

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Application Process Involves

  • Phone/Video Interview
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day from recepit of form to booking interview