Costa Rica

Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Program Category:

Wildlife and Conservation

Established in Guanacaste since 2004. Every volunteer is invited to join during the turtle census and witness at close range the nesting process - an unforgettable experience for all. The project is focused on the protection of sea turtles but we also work to keep local beaches clean and provide aid for injured animals such as sloths.

This program is designed for

Everyone who has passion and love for animal and nature care and conservation

Volunteer Responsibilities

Your responsibilities at this project may vary widely depending on the needs of the organization at the time of your visit. Responsibilities are going to be related to maintenance of the turtle hatchery, cleaning of beaches and trails, day and night patrolling and conservation of Baula y Negra Lora Turtles.

Program Specifications

Program Cost

Registration Fee:  US $249

1 Week Program Fee:



Extra Per Week:



Program Duration

1-week minimum

Program Availability

All year round

Language Skills

Basic level

Volunteer Hours

You will work 6 hours per day. (Work can be done at night or during the day. It depends on the project needs)



Program Formats




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Ways To Join

It takes a lot of courage and determination to come out of your comfort zone to get involved into noble service of another. Choose if you want to go solo or in a group


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Group Volunteering

When you volunteer as a group, not only are you helping those in most need, but you’re helping yourself as well.

What is included in My program fee?


We always provide comfortable accommodation suitable to the program module and location. Typically, that might mean a home stay or during your selected program. All rooms always include WiFi.

In-Country Orientation

From the time you arrive in the country, we will make sure your trip runs smoothly. We show you the best places to eat, banks, point of interests, and are there for all questions.


Your experience includes a weekly meal plan of hearty and healthy local fare. The plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.

Weekends are free for making your own culinary explorations

Monetary donation

A monetary donation goes directly to the project where you will be volunteering. This money is used to help the project purchase material they need on a daily basis, meals or pay other expenses they have.


You always learn and enjoy more when you are relaxed. That’s why we build in a weekly selection of activities, excursions, events and outings into our tours, language courses, volunteer service. From Salsa, to hiking a active volcano!


Certification (if requested) of completion of the volunteer program, perfect for inclusion in your resume.

Airport pickup

Airport pick up in private shuttle to your accommodation.

Mentorship & SUPPORT

Adventure worry-free, knowing you are supported by VAGT 24/7. Your VAGT expert helps you choose the right program for your needs and prepares you for the journey ahead. We even offer the peace of mind of a comprehensive medical, cancellation and interruption insurance plan. 

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