Volunteer Costa Rica
Slutdestination: San Jose
From pristine cloud forests to the Pacific coast's famous surf, experience some of the world's most incredible scenery and exotic wildlife-and make a lasting impact while you're there. Spend five days volunteering with a sea turtle project to help ensure these endearing creatures are around for future generations to admire. Then, hike through misty cloud forests and get your heart racing on optional activities in the lush wilderness. Give some of your time to this beautiful country and a worthy cause, and you'll be rewarded with an experience you can really treasure. Gain a real sense of accomplishment and take home more than photographs.
Patrol for sea turtles laying their eggs, chill out on the beach and watch the waves lap at the coast, search for the elusive quetzal bird, take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting
Public bus, boat, private van, walking.
Simple hotels (8 nts), basic lodges (6 nts, multi-share).
Hands-On: El Trapiche Tour, Monteverde. Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project (Montezuma, 5-day). Sugar cane and coffee plantation guided tour (Monteverde). Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour. La Fortuna stay. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 San Jose
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 San Jose/Montezuma (1D)
Travel to Montezuma and prepare to volunteer with a sea turtle conservation project.
Days 3-7 Montezuma
Dive deep into wildlife conservation on five days volunteering with a sea turtle project. Work alongside local and international volunteers at the Montezuma Sea Turtle Project.
Day 8 Montezuma/Monteverde (1B)
Tickle your taste buds on a guided sugar cane and coffee tour en route to Monteverde.
Day 9 Monteverde
Check out the birds and forest on a guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve with free time to explore the area.
Day 10 Monteverde
Enjoy more free time in Monteverde. Try a canopy or zipline tour. Looking for a slower-paced activity? Visit a butterfly garden.
Day 11 Monteverde/La Fortuna
Spend the day travelling to the Arenal Volcano area, La Fortuna. With tons of options there's no shortage of activities to try.
Days 12-13 La Fortuna
Enjoy a full day free to enjoy optional activities in La Fortuna.
Day 14 La Fortuna/San Jose
Head back to the capital for one final evening with the group.
Day 15 San Jose
Depart at any time.