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


Costa Rica

Central America

1 Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • gain a qualification or credit

Noteworthy conservation points:

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

Wild Sun Rescue Center


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

When does the project run?

Early July - mid December


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!

How long can I stay?

1-12 weeks


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

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.

Reviews & ratings



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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