Big Cats, Primates & Turtles Conservation in Costa Rica

Big Cats, Primates & Turtles Conservation in Costa Rica

Price From: 345 CAD


Operator: Frontier

Price From:  345 CAD

Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51

Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit

Program duration: 1 week

Costa Rica is home to more than 500,000 species of animals, the highest density in the world. This is a wildlife lovers’ dream! More than 50% of the species are found in the Osa Peninsula, making the location of this program a real gem!

With changes in climate, pollution, forestry, poaching, and other factors, Costa Rica’s wildlife populations are in danger. By volunteering on this program, you’ll assist with the crucial collection of data, conservation of habitats, the study of various species, and much more. 

Your schedule will be busy on this program! Some of the duties you’ll enjoy are:

  • Collecting data about various primate species in the park
  • Beach patrols to survey and analyze turtle nesting habits and health of hatchings
  • Big Cat tracking survey & data collection
  • Surveys of neo-tropical otter
  • Surveys and research of bird populations, invertebrates and other animals. 
  • Trail maintenance & creation

In your free time, enjoy relaxing in a hammock, going for a swim in the ocean, exploring the jungle stream, horseback riding, whale watching tours, forest canopy tours, and much more. Don’t miss out on this exciting volunteer & adventure opportunity!




What to Expect:

Get ready to be busy! This program will certainly keep you on your toes as you take part in a variety of activities. The duties will depend on the needs of the program, however, expect to carry out extensive surveys including: 

  • Primate Walks
  • Beach Patrols
  • Big Cat Track Surveys
  • Survey Neotropical Otter
  • Survey Bird populations

You'll be staying in a mixed-sex eco-cabin in the jungles near Carate. The research camp is in the jungle, so make sure to bring a mosquito net! Accommodations are simple, environmentally friendly, and comfortable. 

As a group, you and the other volunteers will take turns with meal prep, and you may have the opportunity to learn how to cook the national staple meal, Gallo Pinto. 

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts

Costa Rica

Central America
Official Language(s)
San Jose
4,586,353 (2011 census)
Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna
Major Airport(s):
Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO), Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR)
Economic Driver(s):
Tourism, Agriculture, Exports, Energy



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