Costa Rica Jaguar Volunteer Expedition

Costa Rica Jaguar Volunteer Expedition

Price From: 2,475 USD


Operator: GVI - Global Vision International

Price From:  2,475 USD

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

Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit

Program duration: 2 weeks

Explore the tropical paradise on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica while helping research the endangered jaguar in Tortuguero National Park. Learn from experts while helping track jaguars with remote cameras and gaining a greater understanding of the ecosystem as a whole.


You will also learn about turtles, birds and the numerous other critters crawling around the jungle, all the while gaining access to remote beaches and areas of the park. By the end of the trip, you are sure to have enhanced your skills as a conservationist and made a positive impact with the conservation efforts in the region.


Your program includes: 


  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on the project (except on work placements for long-term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting



Project Life

As you carry out the program's activities on the beaches and in the forests, you will live on the GVI base at Jalova.

Enjoy taking in the wonderful scenery of Tortuguero, stunning beaches as you participate in beach patrols, spectacular sunrises, and fine-tune your own research skills while collecting important data. 

You'll assist in processing, analyzing, and recording data, as well as learn the technical aspects of this important field-based research. 

Making lifelong friends, and invaluable contacts in the research world, you will live on the small but comfortable base with fellow volunteers, forging a tight-knit group experience you will never forget.

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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