There are loads of opportunities to work in conservation in Costa Rica on your gap year, and few places in the world that need it more. This is an incredible country to go backpacking through, and volunteering in conservation is the best way to pay Costa Rica back for your travel there. You can work with sea turtles, primates, big cats, and more, and really make a difference while you see the world.
Explore some of the world’s most unchartered rainforests and coastlines in on our environmental conservation gap year programme.
Costa Rica covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, but is home to 500,000 species. That’s the highest biodiversity of anywhere on Earth! Here’s your chance to help protect it!
Get involved with incredible wildlife conservation in Costa Rica, including looking after baby turtles, tracking big cats and reforestation in the woodland areas! What more could you want?
Patrol the glorious sandy beaches of Costa Rica as you wait for turtles to come to shore and lay their eggs. Help protect hundreds of baby turtles as they scramble to the sea post hatching.
Join one of our expeditions. Experience unique cultures. Help drive genuine change in Costa Rica.
Volunteer on one of our Conservation & Environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Too many countries to choose from? Why not join this incredible 30 week adventure in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas!
Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica’s remote habitats and help combat the effects of Global Warming as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.
We have organised conservation projects since 1989. With projects in Madagascar, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Fiji & around the world, we can offer fun, adventure & the chance to make a difference
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