Protect Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Protect Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Protect Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Trip Details:

Operator:   Kaya Volunteer
Price From: $1951
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Moderately Fit
Program duration: 3 weeks

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About this program

Travel to Costa Rica to help protect sea turtles through various volunteer duties. Develop your Spanish speaking skills, meet like-minded travelers, and help with the release of baby sea turtles into the ocean!


In preparation for your two weeks volunteering, you will spend your first week in San Jose developing your Spanish skills on an intensive Spanish course. You will then make your way to your placement location, where you will be involved with a number of different protection and maintenance activities. These may include beach patrolling at night; collecting eggs; trail and camp maintenance or research and data collection. As a volunteer, you will have the amazing opportunity to help release baby sea turtle into the ocean. Much of the work on this project is carried out at night, generally between the hours of 8 pm and 4 am. Volunteers also work in the day time as well but are given time off to rest between the different shifts.

Country Fast Facts

Costa Rica

Central America
Official Language(s)
San Jose
4,586,353 (2011 census)
Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna
Major Airport(s):
Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO), Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR)
Economic Driver(s):
Tourism, Agriculture, Exports, Energy

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