|Volunteer Abroad in Guanacaste Costa Rica: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteer Abroad in Guanacaste: Ideally situated between the Caribbean Ocean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Costa Rica boosts various geography and climate zones from the pleasant interior to the tropical coast lines. Our volunteer placements allow you to work in the National Parks dotting the coast of the Caribbean region and also on the Pacific Coast. As a volunteer you can get involved with organic farming, soil regeneration, rain forest conservation, endangered species, sea turtle conservation projects and more.
North and Central Pacific – Guanacaste Region. This province encompasses the entire north Pacific coast region of Costa Rica. This part of the country is the most visited, yet it is also one of the least populated. Know for the stunning beaches, endless coves and an abundance of marine life.
Volunteer projects are available year round:
Las Baulas National Park just north of Tamarindo. Home of the leatherback turtles, this preserve is the nesting grounds of the world's largest marine turtle. Langosta Beach is one of the most important beach in the area, where these turtles nest. Volunteers participate on the sea turtle preservation including monitoring and registering nesting patterns, beach patrols, freeing of the newborns. Experience not required, but anticipate strange work hours (middle of the night!) and lots of time spent on the beach.
Barra Honda National Park. This park is a geologist’s paradise! The park represents thousands of years of geological history with a wide system of caves with stalactite and stalagmite formations. The park also has a large animal population from ongoing protection and control programs. Volunteers’ tasks include assisting the vet, feeding animals, cleaning cages, general maintenance and park upkeep.
National Park Diria This park has the largest state-owned wild life area in the region. There are howling monkeys, deer, coatis, tepezcuintles, peccary, raccoons and white-faced monkeys who dangle treeside on the banks of rivers and creeks. Volunteers assist with general park maintenance, trail construction, working in the marshes clearing debris, providing customer service to park visitors.
Our projects are open to students studying; or those with a keen interest, biology, marine life, animal welfare and conservation efforts around the World. Volunteering in the National Parks of Costa Rica help to solve some of the issues related to the lack of personnel and budget cutbacks that the Costa Rican’s government has to face every year. We know that volunteers play a vital role in the conservation efforts: without outside assistance, these projects would be lost. Come join us and make a difference! Project Notes:
Most national parks offer on-site shared volunteer accommodations. These living conditions are basic, but clean and comfortable. Most accommodations have electricity and running water, and communal washrooms. Meals are provided 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Spanish proficiency is not required, but volunteers should have a good grasp of the basics. A two week minimum program is highly suggested.
School group projects can be arranged and customized including group tour leader, airport transfers, project placement, meals/accommodations and sightseeing trips. Please inquire about our Spring break and summer vacation programs. Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more traveling together. We can accommodate any project length. Program Includes:
Homestay or on-site volunteer accommodations. Includes three meals a day. Meet and greet at the San Jose airport, in-country orientation and transport expenses to the project site. Half day Spanish lessons. *Additional Spanish classes can be arranged for you locally. The project coordinator is available 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise. They can assist in arranging sightseeing excursion before, during or after the volunteer program.
Location pages: Caribbean Pacific Guanacaste Region
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