Conservation in Costa Rica with Projects Abroad

Location: Costa Rica: Nicoya Peninsula

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks, 1-2 Years, Summer

Dates: Year Round

Projects Abroad Inc 600 B Street Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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Phone: 1-212-244-7234

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Projects Abroad offers you the opportunity to learn about tropical conservation in Costa Rica's extensive forested national parks. This volunteer experience will provide a wonderful opportunity to work in a truly unique habitat in a series of underground caves

Costa Rica has become a conservationist's paradise. Its government has developed a positive attitude and protects its many natural resources. Currently over 25 percent of Costa Rica is devoted to the conservation of plants and wildlife - more than any other country in the world!

Our Conservation & Environment program is based in Barra Honda National Park, which is about a two hours drive from Liberia. Barra Honda is made up of 2.295 acres of tropical dry forest, but the main attraction is a fantastic network of underground caves and caverns.


Volunteers have an important role to play in Costa Rica's National Parks. Despite Costa Rica's progressive approach towards conservation the protected areas are still under funded which means that they can only employ a few full time staff.

It is not all work and no play as you will have weekends free to travel around should you wish to and access to the park is easy by public transport. If not, you might decide to just kick back and relax in the wonderful surroundings provided by the national park. You may also choose to spend some weekends in Liberia getting to know the other Teaching, Care, Sports and Spanish volunteers who will be enjoying their overseas voluntary work opportunities in the town.



  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

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Cost Include Description:

The price of each placement includes all your food and accommodation, transfers to and from the airport, full travel and medical insurance plus support and 24 hour back-up from our staff based around the world.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Biological Research
  • Human Rights
  • Conservation
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Marine Conservation
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Trail Building
  • Environment
Typical Volunteer
anyone with an open mind and a desire to travel
Age Range
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Costa Rica


Application Process Involves
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
10 days
Post Services Include
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
Year Founded