Big 5 African Wildlife & Conservation
Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience the Costa Rican lifestyle whilst making a real difference to marine life. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer along the stunning shores of Ostional, nurturing sea turtle nests and their eggs. Picture yourself protecting and monitoring marine turtles, relaxing on the white-sand beaches, listening to the local folk music and contributing to an important, real-world research and conservation project.
We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we have joined with project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to the Costa Rican wildlife with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from visa assistance to airport pickup, volunteer accommodation, provided meals, onsite training and so much more.
Make a sustainable impact on the local sea turtle population, make new friends from all corners of the world and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and lasting impact on Costa Rica’s marine life whilst channelling that soulful and coastal lifestyle at the same time.
Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work option, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels only, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.
Our Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer trip in Costa Rica is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement to accommodation and ongoing support throughout your entire journey.
Whether you’re doing gap year volunteering or taking a volunteering holiday from work, you’ll arrive in Costa Rica with the confidence that absolutely everything has been pre-arranged for you. You’ll be able to jump straight into your volunteer duties, relax into the tropical lifestyle and start making new friends with all the logistical details sorted, from airport transfers to accommodation.
Channel all your energy into immersing yourself in your volunteer placement, as well as taking time to get to know the local area. Surf Ostional’s perfect waves, relax on the white sand and hike the volcanic peaks instead of sweating the logistical stuff - that’s exactly why we’re here. Feel confident and proud you are contributing much-needed help to a meaningful cause and save yourself the time, money and even the risk of being stranded in a foreign country by having us on your side. Make your time count on this life-changing opportunity to volunteer in Costa Rica and arrive home knowing you've made a lasting and positive impact on the marine turtles.
To qualify for this trip, you must be able to undertake laborious duties and obtain and pass a medical examination as proof.
Flights, travel insurance, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.
The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with structured volunteer duties. You’ll then have the mornings and weekends to explore however you please. As a rough idea, this is the daily schedule you can expect:
Once you have touched down at San Jose Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your initial hostel accommodation in San Ramon.
You'll be volunteering in Ostional.
Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.
You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.
We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.
Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.
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Feel confident knowing that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.
We don’t just say that to brag. With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.
With over 1,200 partners around the globe, we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.
Just $195 to get started
We’ll score you a guaranteed volunteering placement so you can start on your journey to make a difference to our planet.
To take you straight to your first night of accommodation in San Ramon, then onto your volunteer accommodation in Ostional the following day. Return transfer to the airport upon completion of your volunteer placement.
Enjoy 2 nights of hostel accommodation in San Ramon when you land and the night before you depart. During your project, relax in a volunteer house with the other international volunteers or with a local host family, conveniently next to the reserve and within walking distance of the Ostional community.
Enjoy three typical Costa Rican meals per day, prepared for you by the onsite cook.
Get equipped with all the supplies and materials you need to perform your volunteer duties.
Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.
Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.
You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.
In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience, and, it goes very well with your future resume. Employers will love this addition!
Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.
Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.
Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.
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Just $195 to get started
Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.
Earliest available arrival is currently Apr 2020.
Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.
If you change your mind or something comes up, we’ll let you change your travel dates or your trip, or even gift your deposit to a friend!