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Playa Tortuga Conservation Volunteer Project, Costa Rica

1 week to 6 months from

£445
16+
minimum age

  • Live in a tropical rainforest reserve on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica
  • Hands on work researching caimans and crocodiles
  • Take part in sea turtle research and patrols
  • Get involved in tree boa and mammal surveys

Volunteers measuring turtle

Project Costs

The cost for 1 week is £445, 10 days is £555, 2 weeks cost is £695, 3 weeks is £945, 4 weeks is £1195, 5 weeks is £1445, 6 weeks is £1695, 7 weeks is £1945,  8 weeks is £2195, 9 weeks is £2445, 10 weeks is £2695, 11 weeks is £2945 and 12 weeks is £3195.  This cost includes private, clean and spacious room, three meals a day (volunteers and staff cook together), non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, equipment (for patrols), guide during the volunteering, back up and support.  We can also offer discounts for 1-6 month internships (you must be a student doing a University research project to qualify for this).

Airfare and transportation to the project, lodging in San Jose, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included in the cost. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

Tree frog Playa TortugaPayment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. For those accepted, full payment must be made 1 month prior to arrival. Once you have been accepted on the programme, we will send you a confirmation email including an information pack full of information and facts to ensure you are fully prepared for your visit.Dragonfly in Costa Rica

Project Dates

You can join for 1 week up to 12 weeks on any of the dates below and we also offer 6 month internships. Please email us for any questions with regards to dates, durations, costs etc. – as we are very flexible with start/end dates if you wanted to arrive outside of the dates listed. Individuals, groups, researchers and families all welcome.  Any questions, please email: Victoria.McNeil@workingabroad.com

Start End Availability
September 21st 2020 October 5th 2020
October 5th 2020 October 19th 2020
October 19th 2020 November 2nd 2020
November 2nd 2020 November 16th 2020
November 16th 2020 November 30th 2020
November 30th 2020 December 14th 2020
December 9th 2020 December 23rd 2020
January 4th 2021 January 18th 2021
January 18th 2021 February 1st 2021
February 1st 2021 February 15th 2021
February 15th 2021 March 1st 2021
March 1st 2021 March 15th 2021
March 15th 2021 March 29th 2021
March 29th 2021 April 12th 2021
April 12th 2021 April 26th 2021
April 26th 2021 May 10th 2021
May 10th 2021 May 24th 2021
May 24th 2021 June 7th 2021
June 7th 2021 June 21st 2021
June 21st 2021 July 5th 2021
July 5th 2021 July 19th 2021
July 19th 2021 August 2nd 2021
August 2nd 2021 August 16th 2021
August 16th 2021 August 30th 2021
August 30th 2021 September 13th 2021
September 13th 2021 September 27th 2021
September 27th 2021 October 11th 2021
October 4th 2021 October 18th 2021
October 18th 2021 November 1st 2021
November 1st 2021 November 15th 2021
November 15th 2021 November 29th 2021
November 29th 2021 December 13th 2021
December 6th 2021 December 20th 2021
January 3rd 2022 January 17th 2022
Playa Tortuga Conservation Volunteer Project, Costa Rica

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