Playa Tortuga Conservation Programme, Costa Rica

An opportunity for volunteers to live and work in a biological research and education centre on the Pacific Costa Rican beach reserve of Playa Tortuga. Projects involve: olive ridley sea turtle research and monitoring, caiman monitoring, river otter research, mangrove reforestation, flora and fauna inventories, water quality testing, working in the butterfly garden education project and environmental education in the local community.

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What to Expect?

Volunteers will work alongside a non-profit biological research and education centre, and all food, lodging, training and research will take place within the reserve. Projects run all year round, except for the sea turtle programme, which runs from July to January only. Volunteers will take part in the projects below:

Sea Turtle Conservation

Programme Mangrove Reforestation

Flora and Fauna Inventories

Water Quality Testing

Butterfly Garden Project

Neotropical River Otter project

Caiman Monitoring Project

Future projects TBD


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  • Program ID: # 1627
  • duration:
    1 to 2 Weeks
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
  • location:
    Ojochal de Osa
    Costa Rica
    8° 52' 17.4108" N, 83° 34' 22.7928" W
  • Fitness level:
    Moderately Fit
    Very Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    San Jose (SJO)
  • Costs From:
    $500 to $1000
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Environmental & Wildlife Programs
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