Volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica as one of our marine conservation volunteers, and join this Olive Ridley and Green sea turtle programme in the spectacular Osa Peninsula on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Take part in night surveys, monitoring nesting sea turtles, relocating eggs to the hatchery and releasing baby turtles into the ocean.
My volunteering experience was absolutely amazing; I really liked working with sea turtles, the conservation project was run in a professional way and I learnt a lot. I also really enjoyed the way of life there, that was simple and genuine, like doing the classes with the local kids or making coconut oil that we used to cook.
Watch the video of the work done by our volunteers in the Osa Peninsula. Previously based out of Drake Bay, the programme now takes place in Playa Rincon and San Josecito, just down from Drake Bay.
Volunteers live in a hostel close to the sea, with one of the best views of the sunsets in Costa Rica! Work alongside marine biologists and take part in night surveys, monitoring nesting sea turtles, relocating eggs to the hatchery and releasing baby turtles into the ocean. Experience living in a remote pristine wilderness location.
The Osa Peninsula is located in southwestern Costa Rica, on the Pacific coast. The main feature of the peninsula is the Corcovado National Park, famously referred to by National Geographic as ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth’. The project is located on Rincon de San Josecito Beach which is remote and a gem in the wilderness to discover.
At the project, we offer tours around the area, including horseback riding and kayaking trips through the incredible Rio Claro and walking trails that surround the place. In addition, you can visit Corcovado National Park, or do a fully day snorkelling as Caño Island. You could also spend some of your free time at Drake Bay Backpackers to relax, do yoga or do some tours.