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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 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.

Add on Spanish lessons:  we offer onsite lessons and you need to commit to at least 2 weeks. You will receive 6 hours of Spanish lessons over a 2 week period and the times will be spread out over the 2 weeks.  The cost is $90 for 2 weeks.  Spanish lessons can be booked alongside the volunteer programme as an add-on and you would pay the teacher directly in cash when you are there.   If you want additional private lessons each week, this is also possible, and can be arranged on a case by case basis.. There are also local shops and restaurants within walking distance.

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
March 2nd 2020 March 16th 2020 Fully Booked
March 14th 2020 March 28th 2020 Fully Booked
March 28th 2020 April 11th 2020
March 30th 2020 April 13th 2020
April 13th 2020 April 27th 2020
April 27th 2020 May 11th 2020
April 29th 2020 May 13th 2020
May 14th 2020 May 19th 2020 Fully Booked
May 20th 2020 June 3rd 2020
June 5th 2020 June 9th 2020 Fully Booked
June 8th 2020 June 22nd 2020 Fully Booked
June 22nd 2020 June 29th 2020 Fully Booked
July 1st 2020 July 7th 2020 Fully Booked
July 8th 2020 July 22nd 2020
July 20th 2020 August 3rd 2020
August 3rd 2020 August 17th 2020
August 17th 2020 August 31st 2020
August 24th 2020 September 7th 2020
September 7th 2020 September 21st 2020
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
Playa Tortuga Conservation Volunteer Project, Costa Rica

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