Sea Turtle Conservation & environmental protection

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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Explore one of the natural beaches of the world and help to keep them clean
stay with international volunteers and gain language experiance
Patrol beaches on evening and night walks to locate female turtles and their at-risk nests to relocate their eggs in a save place to protect them from poachers and predators
Be part of the a magical moment by helping baby sea turtles to reach the ocean safely
Enjoy Pura Vida and learn mora about a wonderful country with a lot of nature and animals
Help Save Sea Turtles! The Sea Turtles are very important for the marine ecosystems and their extinction will make consequences! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
The main focus of this project is the conservation of of sea turtles, the protection of forest ecosystems and natural regeneration areas. It is the most important national beach marine turtle nesting alone, this means that there are spawning of different species throughout the year.The species of sea turtles that we mostly work with are the LoraTurtle and the Green Sea Turtle.

Working with Turtles

To work with turtles means that you will be doing night and day patrols on the beach (depending at high tide). You will patrol on the beach to collect turtle eggs and relocate them to a turtle hatchery where they will be safe from poachers. Furthermore, you will be working at the hatchery, take care of the turtle eggs and the freshly hatched turtles and make sure that they are well prepared for their way back to the ocean.

Our project is close to the city Nosara. You are located very close to the beach.

Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 5-8 hours per day, Monday to Saturday.

You will be taking exciting night patrols along the Pacific beaches to observe rare turtle species and monitor their habits and behaviors. Working hours are split into shifts, and volunteers should be prepared to have late night or day shift. It is important that you stay flexible.

A tipical day could be:
07.30-08.30 am breakfast
09.00 - 11.30 am Volunteer task
afternoon off or
02 - 04 pm Volunteer task
night shift:

Free-time activities

During the free time you can enjoy at the beach, hang out with other volunteers, go surfing or just have fun. During weekends you can explore Costa Rica. Our volunteers will have the chance to spend their time enjoying the wild life and meeting many different animals.

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Local support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or host family
  • 2 meals a day
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport between 6-10 am at morning. You will get a pick up from airport to the bus station and go to your volunteer location. The bus will take about 6 hours. Please take some cash ($15-20) for the bus with you.

You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have dorm room. You will share bathroom with other volunteers.  Our traveler recommend the accommodation to 100%.
Host family: on request you can stay at a host family. Last minute bookings are usually accommodation at a host family.
Dorm Room Guest Family Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Tipcial breakfast and lunch are included, as well during weekend.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Costa Rica provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Costa Rica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Costa Rica.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

This amazing project do start every Monday. We reccommed to arrive on Sunday, as we plan one day overnight close to San Jose in a host family. Expecially for flights after 1pm.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$273 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Jamso Trainee will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Sea Turtle Conservation & environmental protection

Help Save Sea Turtles! The Sea Turtles are very important for the marine ecosystems and their extinction will make consequences!


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