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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

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, 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



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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