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Volunteer · VO-02

Sea Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica
2 to 12 weeks
4.8(71 reviews)

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  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years
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Trip overview

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.


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Volunteer project placement

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Pre-Departure Guide

Trip visa guidance

Personal Travel Concierge

Comfortable accommodation

Return airport transfer

Project supplies


$200 Global Tour Voucher


Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

Marketplace deals


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Trip details

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. If you’re there for Peak Season (August-October) expect to see tens of thousands of Sea Turtles on the beach at once!


To qualify for this trip, you must be able to undertake laborious duties and obtain and pass a medical examination as proof. You may also be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter this destination at the time of your travel.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

Trip itinerary

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:

Day 1

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.

Trip location

You'll be volunteering in Ostional.

Frequently asked questions

How it works

Make your decision

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.

We become friends

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.

Time to go

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.

24/7 support

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.


Sybella T
Booked in Sep, 2019

Alex was lovely and helped me choose the best volunteer experience for me! Very good customer service and she previously had a lot of experience herself which was very helpful. Couldn’t be happier with my decision :)

Leith D
Booked in Sep, 2019

Excellent. Great communication skills.

Asha G
Booked in Oct, 2018

Jaz, my travel concierge, was extremely helpful in getting my trip organised for me, both financially and logistically. She was incredibly accommodating and super supportive whenever I had a concern. She organised everything promptly, making sure I got the best deal I could. All in all she was just... Read more

Alina S
Booked in Feb, 2019

Absolutely fabulous

Anna P
Booked in Jun, 2018

It was amazing

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