Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

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Duration: 2-4 weeks

Trip code: CRTC

Get involved as a volunteer at rewarding sea turtle conservation projects along Costa Rica’s Caribbean or Pacific coasts. Help to protect and hatch newly laid sea turtle eggs, patrol nesting beaches at night and help release hundreds of hatchlings safely back into the sea. High level of Spanish is required: Beginners can add in our Learn to Speak Spanish in Costa Rica programme.

Trip highlights

  • Volunteer in sea turtle protection centres along Costa Rica’s coastline: Help protect the future of a variety of sea turtle species, including Leatherback, Pacific Olive Ridley, and Green Sea turtles
  • Patrol beaches at night looking for newly laid eggs to take into hatchery protection, monitor protected turtle eggs in the hatchery and release new hatchlings turtles into sea
  • Live in a home-stay or volunteer house for an immersion in Costa Rican culture
  • Enjoy a detailed orientation in San José before you begin volunteering
  • Explore the amazing country of Costa Rica in your time off!
Dates & booking
We recommend that volunteers attend this trip between May and November as this is prime turtle season.