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 on the amazing Playa Hermosa on the 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.
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 it’s 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! Click to watch a video showcasing the volunteer project activities in Costa Rica.
Volunteers live in a research station to the sea, with some 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 beautiful wilderness location.
The project location on the Hermosa-Punta Mala, is located on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. This is located on Punta Mala beach, one of Costa Rica’s spectacular, untouched beaches. This beach is a former winner of the ‘Bandera Azul’ or ‘Blue Flag’, a prize given to beaches that demonstrate high environmental standards and excellent safety facilities.
At the project, we offer tours around the area, including horseback riding and kayaking trips and walking trails that surround the place. In addition, you can go snorkeling, organise zip lining, ATV, horseback riding, and catamaran tours along the beautiful surrounding coastline.