Volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica

Project name:

Oyster Worldwide (2)

Project purpose:

Live on a beautiful tropical beach and help the vital work of the locals, protecting sea turtles and ensuring the hatchlings reach the ocean. Patrol the beach during the night to catch a glimpse of nesting turtles, a rare and unique sight! There are also opportunities to get involved with the local community, teaching children about conserving the environment and life within it.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • animal rehabilitation
  • community awareness
  • habitat restoration/management
  • teaching

Marine

Costa Rica

Central America

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1349

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • gain a qualification or credit

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)
  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Accommodation:

Simple beach-side accommodation in Costa Rican houses or cabins, mixed dorms of up to 5 people

Requirements:

  • General level of fitness required. 
  • Participants must be 17+.

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, electricity, local shops, refillable drinking water, shower (cold), toilet (western), wifi

Accommodation is basic but comfortable. Expect to share a dorm room with up to 5 people. En-suite bathrooms include cool showers, perfect for cooling down after a sun-bathing session!

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Participants can volunteer for 1 week ($1349), 2 weeks ($1739) or up to 12 weeks at $405 per additional week.

How long can I stay?

1-12 weeks

When does the project run?

Early July - mid December

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

Wasn't finished...

Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime