Sea Turtles Conservation

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Coordinator | Angela
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Explore one of the natural beaches of the world
Learn "Pura Vida", the relax tico way of life
stay with international volunteers and gain language experiance
learn about this wonderful nature and animals (turtles)
Visit Costa Rica one of the countries in the world where sustainability is very important
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. El Refuge includes 3km of beach and straight from the sea, 200 meters inward, embracing an extent of 243 hectares of land. What protects and what the shelter is? In nesting beach four of the seven sea turtle species that exist in the world, these are the leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), (Eretmochelys imbricata), black (Chelonia midas agassizii), all these declared endangered. At the Refuge, nesting records more frequent are the Kemp's ridley and a much smaller proportion of the leatherback, black and tortoiseshell.

General tasks:

  • Maintenance and reconstruction of the Trails
  • General infrastructure maintenance
  • Tourist attention 
  • Control Walks
  • Protection and monitoring of eggs
  • Liberation of newborn
  • Obtaining information on the remains of the nest.
  • Clean the beach when you see garbage.
  • Separate the garbage to saw if you can recycle some thinks like: plastic,
    glass, cardboard etc.  

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

In your free time you can do all water sports. The beach is just around 200 meters from your accommodation. You can take a bord with you for surfing or just swimm. Long walks by the beach and to the forest is very nice. On your free day you can go to Samara. In Samara you can do almost all activities you like: shopping/souvenirs, riding, sports, wimming, water sports, bar and nightlife. Please note, that Samara is just on your free day possible.

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 (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at Good English skills level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
for this project you will need:
police clear and health insurance included a accident insurance
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  1. Accommodation in volunteer house
  2. Full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  3. Consultation from our experienced staff
  4. Translation of application profile
  5. Volunteer work placement
  6. Local support
  7. 24/7 Emergency Number
  8. Certificate of Participation

    The accommodation is very simple. You have water and electricity. The accommodation is a Dorm Room and the bathroom is shared. Please note, that this project is around 30/40 minutes from the next city and in nature, so standard is basic. You will have all nessesary their.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

during your volunteering you reseive tipical costarican food: breakfast, lunch and dinner at the project.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Liberia Airport (LIR) in Liberia. 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

Our project start on Monday.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$332 /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 Turtles Conservation

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


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