- Live on a vibrant and picturesque rainforest camp
- Work with animals including sloths, howler monkeys and turtles
- Improve your CV with a placement with a market-leading NGO
Located in Central America, Costa Rica is nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and is home to over 500,000 different species of animals, giving it the highest species density of any country in the world.
Sadly, the region and its inhabitants are being gravely challenged by habitat fragmentation and destruction, pollution, poaching and climate change. Over the past several years, Frontier has been working on the peninsula to carry out groundbreaking survey work and vital data collection in an attempt to combat the effects of these challenges and to preserve this area.
Frontier's camp is based amongst dense tropical forest on the edge of Corcovado National Park. Volunteers work together to carry out critical surveys and data collection activities. Joining this vitally important project will not only give you an opportunity to experience a world of fragile beauty and contribute to the conservation of Costa Rica's precious and unique habitats for the future.
Our most popular projects in Costa Rica include:
- Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation: Live and work in an established rainforest camp, learn surveying techniques and help gather vital conservation data.
- Costa Rica Animal Rescue Project: Work at an animal sanctuary caring for and rehabilitating sloths, spider monkeys and lots more.
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Before you go:
Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel and medical advice and documentation
Food (on camp)
Airport pick-up (for those arriving on the first Monday of the month)
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup