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Costa Rica Volunteer in Costa Rica

"Working at the sanctuary was incredible and being with the macaws was a huge privilege. Being trusted to work with them and be responsible for their daily routine was beyond my expectations. I loved every second and feel very homesick for the sanctuary and Puerto!"

Paige Bentley, UK

Tropical rainforests as well as deciduous, cloud and mangrove forests; seemingly endless coastline; towering mountains and ancient volcanoes are just a few of the spectacular sites that Costa Rica has to offer from shore to shore.  The country is simultaneously dynamic and peaceful and there is a latino rhythm instilled in people that is ironically matched by the slow tempo of life.  There is little across this small, Central American country that doesn’t explode with beauty be it the sunsets, the waterfalls, the jungles or the beach waves.

For a country that has consistently won in the Happy Planet index ratings, the red macaw, with its brilliant red, blue, green and yellow feathers, is perhaps the best embodiment of Costa Rica’s soul.  If you come to volunteer in Costa Rica, you can work with these dazzling birds at our Wildlife Rescue programme as just one of the many options available.  In addition, Costa Rica holds 10% of the world’s butterfly populations, meaning the country certainly leaves all those who visit it with a flutter-filled, colourful feeling.

Our Projects in Costa Rica

Geography and Climate

Humid rainforests, ancient volcanoes, Pacific and Caribbean coastline and cool mountain winds are just a few types of climate and landscape experienced across the country. A number of microclimates also make for a change depending on where you are.

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History and Culture

With influence from various cultures, especially Spanish, there is a colour and life that runs through the country’s traditions, food and people. Family, religion and nature play a large part of life in the country.

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Wildlife and Biodiversity

Costa Rica has so many incredible species and habitats, many endemic. Volunteering in Costa Rica offers you the chance to work with a variety of species from scarlet macaws, butterflies to sea turtles, crocodiles and capuchin monkeys.

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