Come to Drake Bay and discover one of the world's last great rainforest wildernesses. What better way to experience it than by participating in a community-led effort to protect the nature for future generations to enjoy?
Placements are available: Projects run all year round, however, turtle nesting season runs from June to January each year. In case you get here earlier (between January and June), there are many things to do: beach cleaning, painting, English teaching, Hatchery, etc.
Location: El Progreso, Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. See map.
Duties: You will take part in various conservation activities, including construction of the hatchery and field station facilities, night patrols, relocation of nests, recording scientific data, nest exhumations, liberation of hatchlings, beach cleaning, reforestation, and taking part in environmental education and ecotourism activities.
Accommodation: Homestay. Full board (all meals included). For more information, check out our Homestay Network.
Cost: $25 per night, including accommodation, food and training.
Requirements: We are looking for volunteers aged 18 or over, in good physical condition, with a basic knowledge of Spanish. You must able to work in extreme weather conditions for 4-6 hours per day. You must have your own travel medical insurance policy for the duration of your stay at the program.