• Costa Rica
2 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Host Family Hostel Lodge
Travel Type
Budget Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Volunteer project placement
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Global Travel Cover
Return airport transfer
Comfortable accommodation
Project supplies
24/7 Global Emergency Line
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
gWorld access
Global Academy
Marketplace deals
$250 off your next trip
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation Wifi
Jan 30, 2024
Oct 01, 2023
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About Program

Costa Rica is a nature lover’s paradise. Experience stunning beaches, lush jungles, and exotic wildlife found nowhere else on Earth!

On our Sea Turtle Conservation trip you’ll spend your days volunteering with one of our trusted partners in Costa Rica.

Most of your volunteer duties happen in the afternoon and evening when the turtle hatchlings are most active.

Which means you can spend your mornings lounging on black sand beaches and swimming in the ocean teeming with life.

You’ll be able explore the active volcanoes and mist forests of this adventurous country with travellers you meet along the way.

You’ll be making a difference in the life of sea turtles in Costa Rica. But you’ll also be living in one of the most biodiverse and nature-forward countries on Earth.

We offer the full package for a smooth volunteer-abroad experience.

When you book with us you can leave guesswork out of organising your travels and focus on having the trip of a lifetime.

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Program Highlights

  • Volunteer project placement. You’re guaranteed a volunteering placement with one of our partners before you leave home. Making a difference to the lives of sea turtles is a sure thing on this trip.
  • Comfortable accommodation. Accommodation is provided in a shared volunteer house or with a local family.
  • Three meals a day. Prepared fresh by the on-site staff.
  • Return airport transfer. Get there easily. Leave easily. We’ll take care of your airport transfer so you won’t have to figure it out after a long flight.
  • Certificate of completion. Receive a certificate after completion of your volunteering placement. This is a great addition to a resume that employers love. Who says travelling is bad for your career?

Program Reviews

4.33 Rating
based on 3 reviews
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  • 4 rating 66.67%
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  • Impact 4.35
  • Support 4.35
  • Fun 4
  • Value 3.7
  • Safety 4.35
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Yes, I recommend this program

Global work and travel

It was a great experience overall, I went there with an open mind and enjoyed meeting new people and learning about the local community. It’s great partner up with a program when travelling on your own and for the first time. There was always someone that I could communicate with about the trip and knowing I’d something went wrong they would be there to me solve the problem every step of the way. I am grateful for the travel opportunity while being partnered with Global Work and Travel. Thanks!

  • Feeling safe travelling alone
  • It was overpriced when I could have gone directly through the volunteer program myself
29 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Sea Turtle Conservation - Costa Rica

I didn’t really know what to expect with this work.

I absolutely loved the location. I loved walking around and finding new beaches. I would however express to others that activity wise, there is nothing really around. So you have to create your own activities.

There is such excitement in knowing that you are helping the environment.
Hatchlings make all the night shift worth it.

Definitely brush up on Spanish and enjoy the culture. Everyone is really friendly and willing to help out!

A worthwhile experience!

  • Home cooked meals
  • Helping the environment
  • Meeting new people
  • Night shifts
  • 2km walk to accomodation at night (sometimes solo)
  • Not close to pharmacy/shops
29 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Ostional Volunteer Program

Everything about this trip was amazing. The coordinators guide you every step of the way and make the whole process a breeze. Arriving at the station and getting into the work is very rewarding and the staff are all wonderful, friendly people. The work can be tough but the reward is worth every bit of it, as well as the friends you make while you're there. I can't recommend this trip enough, if you love turtles, tropical weather,or conservation work, I highly recommend spending some time in Ostional.

  • Sea Turtles
  • Food
  • Staff
  • Hot humid weather
26 people found this review helpful.

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