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Playa Tortuga Conservation Volunteer Project, Costa Rica

1 week to 6 months from

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, monkey 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

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Playa Tortuga Conservation Volunteer Project, Costa Rica

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