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Unlock Costa Rica’s Natural Wonders: Family-Friendly Volunteer Adventures Await

September 1st 2023

Costa Rica Family Volunteering: An Introduction

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Dreaming of a family adventure that combines wanderlust with purpose? Look no further! Our Costa Rica family volunteering programmes offer you a chance to explore the world and a unique opportunity to actively contribute to wildlife and nature conservation. We’ll guide you through our top family-friendly volunteer experiences in this tropical paradise. Say “Hola!” to hands-on conservation activities, new friends, and life-changing experiences.

Why Choose Costa Rica for Your Family Volunteering Trip?

Costa Rica is not just a beautiful destination; it’s also a hotspot for a variety of conservation initiatives and the birthplace of the “Pura Vida” way of life. From rainforest preservation to marine life protection, this is a country that values its natural wonders. Volunteering here allows you to participate in impactful projects while enjoying the stunning surroundings.

Types of Conservation Projects in Costa Rica for Families

When it comes to volunteering in Costa Rica, WorkingAbroad has two options to consider.

Playa Tortuga Conservation Programme – Where Sea Turtles Become Family

Smith family volunteers Costa RicaVolunteer Sea Turtles | Volunteer Costa Rica | Working AbroadWhy Choose Playa Tortuga?
  • Cost: £470 per adult, £370 per child for one week.
  • What’s Included: Lodging, 3 meals daily, and all programme activities.

At Playa Tortuga, kids as young as 7 can actively contribute to conservation efforts. Nestled in a lush nature reserve by the Pacific Ocean, families can immerse themselves in activities ranging from sea turtle monitoring to butterfly garden maintenance.

Family Review: “A Real Highlight of Our Time in Costa Rica”
“Our children loved their time at Tortuga… going off to check the hatchery without boring Mum and Dad in tow!” – Pegoraro Family

Deep Ecology & Sea Turtle Programme – Your Family’s Jungle Retreat

Volunteers working at FincaVolunteer in Costa Rica | WorkingAbroadWhy Choose Deep Ecology & Sea Turtle Programme?
  • Cost: £1530 for a family of 4 for one week.
  • What’s Included: Family jungle bungalow, all meals, all activities, and free Spanish and yoga lessons.

Adjacent to Costa Rica’s biodiversity hotspot, Corcovado National Park, this programme offers families their own personal space in jungle bungalows. With activities like regenerative farming, sea turtle conservation, and free yoga and Spanish lessons, it’s the perfect family bonding experience.

Family Review: “Our Best Week in Costa Rica”
“Nature was very kind to us and we got to see turtles laying eggs… The food was delicious or according to the kids the best food in the world!” – Tash, Paul, Milo, and Rafi (family name Gordon)

What Families Are Saying About Costa Rica Family Volunteering

Endearing Testimonials

  • “We all thoroughly enjoyed all our time there and were sad when we had to leave.” – Amy Hutchins
  • “Rob and Rebe really tailored our time to us… Their commitment to giving back to the earth should be an inspiration to us all.” – Michelle Wang

Why Choose WorkingAbroad for Your Costa Rica Family Adventure?

baby turtle in Costa RicaVolunteer Costa Rica | WorkingAbroadWhether you’re eyeing the Playa Tortuga Conservation Programme or the Deep Ecology & Sea Turtle Programme, your family is in safe hands with WorkingAbroad. With our attention to detail, passion for conservation, and dedicated support, you’ll embark on an unforgettable adventure and make a lasting impact on our planet.

Ready for an unparalleled family experience in Costa Rica? Contact WorkingAbroad today to secure your family’s spot in these incredible volunteer adventures. Get ready to dive into conservation, learn new skills, and leave with your hearts full and your spirits lifted.

Book Your Costa Rican Family Adventure Now!
Contact our family volunteer specialist, Vicky McNeil by emailing: victoria.mcneil@workingabroad.com.



About the Author

David J Johnston

David J Johnston is a devoted conservationist and sustainable business entrepreneur with extensive experience in tropical forest conservation, particularly in the Peruvian Amazon. Through his Peruvian non-profit, co-founded in 2013, David played a key role in establishing the Las Piedras Conservation Corridor and the Las Piedras Amazon Center. Since January 2021, he has been a important member of the WorkingAbroad family, managing marketing and communications to connect dedicated volunteers with non-profit and community-based projects in over 30 countries. In this capacity, David helps to heighten awareness of conservation issues and champion ethical volunteering. Alongside his work at WorkingAbroad, David oversees communications for the Sustainable Business and Finance team at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and serves as an executive board member at Junglekeepers Peru, where he focuses on Conservation Enterprise and helps foster sustainable community development.