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Deep Ecology and Sea Turtle Conservation Programme, Costa Rica

1 week - 6 months from

£367
£18 +
minimum age

  • Research sea turtles in Drake Bay alongside eco living in a paradise location
  • Take part in ecological food production and sustainable living
  • In your free time, you can have free yoga, Spanish or cooking lessons and learn how to make cosmetics
  • Located in the stunning Osa Peninsula with Corcovado National Park on your doorstep
Overview

Overview

Volunteer at this agroecological farm community and learn about how to live more sustainably and protect nature. Get involved in organic food production, regenerative farming, ecological construction and sea turtle conservation (July to December). Learn how to produce handmade cosmetics, and take part in yoga, Spanish and farm-to-table cooking classes.

Testimonial

Testimonial

I spent three amazing weeks on this project with Rob, Rebe and their lovely dogs. I loved the daily work, the yoga, the turtle patrols, and cooking with organic and vegan ingredients. The cultural exchange and beautiful location made it a really memorable experience. I will go back for sure! Margaux, France

About Costa Rica

About Costa Rica

A country that has consistently won in the Happy Planet index ratings, Costa Rica also holds more than 5% of the world’s species, even though its land only covers 0.03% of the planet. There’s a sense of community you immediately take part in when you arrive, the Pura Vida Lifestyle!

Highlights

Highlights

Volunteers get to stay in a purpose-built station with jungle dorm, hot showers and an awesome yoga platform and hammock space with 360˚ views of the area. There is plenty of opportunity to find personal space and connect with nature during your stay. You will also meet lots of new people, have time to explore the pristine wilderness of the Osa Peninsula, and be able to immerse yourself in genuine Costa Rican culture.

Location

Location

The project is located in a little corner of paradise in Drake Bay, off-the-beaten-track and surrounded by primary forest, waterfalls, mangroves and sea turtle nesting beaches. The area is home to more than 500 species of trees, 150 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 150 amphibians and reptiles. It’s easy to spot humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and rays in the sea, and the area is considered one of the most biodiverse on the planet.

Free Time

Free Time

The project offers tours to the unmissable Corcovado National Park and diving or snorkelling at the Caño Island marine reserve. There are also lots of free or low-cost activities to do, such as trekking around the surrounding foothills and beaches, or local rural tours such as waterfall visits, night tours, birding and horse riding. There are several other projects in the area and volunteers regularly get together for social events, yoga, dancing and beach volleyball.

Deep Ecology and Sea Turtle Conservation Programme, Costa Rica

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