Work in a National Park & Clean Beaches

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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Learn more about the unique biodiversity in Costa Rica and clean up the ocean
Working in one of the most beautiful Marine National Parks in Costa Rica
Gain Spanish by living in a volunteer house, run by a Costa Rican family and your colleagues at the park
Learn about Costa Rica and the wonderful culture
Enjoy the country and the wonderful beaches around
Make the ocean plastic-free and help preserve beautiful national parks in Costa Rica, educate visitors and protect wildlife. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
On this program, you will help in one of the greatest Marine National Park in Costa Rica. The park is home to endangered species such as monkeys, sloths, aras, sea turtles, and many types of birds and reptiles. The park is the starting point of many activities like hiking, dolphin tours, and horseback riding. As well a lot of tourists (international and local) coming every year to enjoy the beautiful beach and wale trail.
During your volunteering, you will help to clean up the beach and public areas of the park, inform visitors and help in small projects, if requested by the ministry.

As the park is open 6-days a week, please stay flexible with your working days. The park will plan you 5-days a week 4-6 hours a day. During your volunteering, you will stay in one of our amazing volunteer houses just some minutes' walk from the main entrance. Like this, you will get to know other volunteers from around the world and can spend your free time with them.

Typical day

Usually, volunteers work 5-days a week. Working days are chosen by the park in coordination with the volunteer before arriving.
Working hours between 4-6 hours a day.

  • Cleaning beaches and public areas of the beach
  • Protecting and taking care of the local wildlife
  • Helping with the operations at the national parks by educating visitors on the local wildlife and environmental protection 

Free-time activities

During your free time you can go to the beach. You can enjoy activities like hiking, climbing, trekking, horseback riding, relaxing on the beach, etc. Costa Rica does have great surf spots. Water sport activities are a lot around the project.
Close to the beach people sell souvenirs, other cities like Manuel Antonio or Dominical is close. As well you can do tours to waterfalls, which are close to your stay. One is in town, the other close to Dominical. We can recommend doing the tour on your own, as it is easy to get there.

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) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
copy of the passport and medical insurance during your stay
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Spanish basic, we do offer language school online or in Costa Rica before your stay.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Local support
  • 24/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house
  • 2 meals a day
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport. One of our team members will pick you up and bring you to the bus station in San Jose. On the bus, you will go direct to Uvita. Please take some cash for the bus with you. The bus costs US$10-15. The bus will take about 3,5 to 4 hours. We can organize a pick up between 6-11 am.

You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have a dorm room (double or 3-bed room), single rooms are available on request and with an extra fee. You will share the bathroom with other volunteers. Our travelers recommend the accommodation to 100%. The accommodation is about 10-15 minutes by bicycle from the project.
Dorm Room Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
Typical breakfast and lunch OR dinner are included, as well during the 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

Arrival day: Sunday or as agreed before arriving
Start date: Monday

Please note, if your flight to San Jose is arriving after 2 pm we need to add a day close to the airport before arriving.

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens July 2023. Apply Now!

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
8 weeks (min. stay)
9 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$193 /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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Work in a National Park & Clean Beaches

Make the ocean plastic-free and help preserve beautiful national parks in Costa Rica, educate visitors and protect wildlife.


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