• Costa Rica
    • Puerto Jimenez
1 week

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round


Starting Price
Price Details
We ask volunteers to contribute $200 per week of their stay. This covers the cost of food, accommodation and training. Allowing us to continue our conservation and community work.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals
Nov 30, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
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About Program

We are a community driven sea turtle conservation project in Costa Rica.

We patrol our beaches for nesting mother turtles. We have both olive ridley and green sea turtles nesting on our beaches, last year we recorded almost 7,000 nests! We work to collect data on the populations and protect the nests. This is not our only focus, we also work with our local community to develop and improve the local area through sustainability projects (plastic and food) as well as giving English lessons and important training like first aid to community members.

We are based in the incredibly biodiverse Osa Peninsular on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Our camp is right next to the beach in the jungle. It is a safe area with very few people around, we are often the only ones on the beach. There are no special health requirements to visit the area.

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Program Highlights

  • Thousands of nesting sea turtles
  • Reforestation
  • Sustainability model - permaculture and plastic upcycling
  • home to 2.5% of the worlds biodiversity
  • Community outreach and education

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  • Impact 4.85
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program


This project involves conservation of sea turtles which is something that everyone that have the opportunity should do!

COPROT is focussed in the Olive Ridley sea turtle but most specifically in the Green sea turtle, an endangered specific in the Pacific Ocean that goes to lay her eggs in those beaches.

Not only that, but that amazing conservation project also involves the community in Carate, which has an extremely important role in the conservation of the Peninsula being the ones who live and love the nature there.

8 people found this review helpful.
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COPROT is an amazing project that works not only with sea turtles but also with the community inside the Osa Peninsula, and which is essential if we really want to conservate nature and wildlife!
It amazing for children, teenagers, adults, and everyone in between! Flr sure if you want an amazing live changing experience I will recommend this adventure. You would live with more people in a "jungle camp" with great facilities, which will give you the opportunity to meet new people and learn about more cultures as well.

8 people found this review helpful.
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One of the biggest surprises of my life. A very good convivial ambiance, i met a lot of extraordinary people which became friends for a lifetime. I learned so much, about the turtle’s conservation, community life in the jungle, it’s a amazing human experience. During a day, so many things can happen : you can do morning patrol and see babies turtles, then eat a good lunch around a big table with all the members of the camp, the afternoon leave for a jungle walk, in the evening admire a beautiful sunset on the beach and at night watch a movie or play games.
A great place to stay for discover Costa Rica.

  • Ambiance and people
  • Beautiful landscapes and animals very close to the camp
  • Rain season
9 people found this review helpful.
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Experience review

Living in COPROT, in this unique place surrounded by jungle teeming with life, is truly an incredible experience! You learn a lot about turtles and their conservation but also about community life and the various expansion projects of an NGO (education, sustainability/ecology). You meet people who become friends and every day is an adventure! I highly recommend anyone looking for an adventure to come and give a hand to this great organization that fights for the protection of sea turtles, it's really worth it!

  • Incredible nature
  • Incredible people
  • The rainy season
8 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing project

This project is much more than just turtles, you leave knowing so much about sustainability, current environmental issues, and community work to give you a really fulfilling and well-rounded experience. The team is really open, welcoming and knowledgeable, making you interested in the nature surrounding the camp and the work the project is doing. Amazing location, very wild and lots of wildlife, got to see squirrel monkeys, toucans, and a sloth from the kitchen! The turtle work is also amazing, we got to see female olive ridley and green turtles laying eggs and lots of baby turtles! 10/10 would recommend!

10 people found this review helpful.
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Turtle Time

What an amazing experience. I have never seen so many wild animals in one place. The team were amazing and I had a really unbelievable time with some incredible people.

I was able to learn a lot from the biology team and was getting actively involved in the conservation which I didn't expect. The area is an incredibly biodiverse place and I was able to immerse myself fully in the surrounding area.

I would highly recommend this experience to others as I think it has made me a better person and it can for others too.

8 people found this review helpful.

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