Nicoya Turtle Expedition

Location: Costa Rica: Nicoya Peninsula, Samara, San Jose

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks

Dates: 2017,2018,2019,2020

Rustic Pathways

34900 Chardon Road Building 1 Suite #205 Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094 United States

Call Us

Phone: (800) 321-4353

Fax: 1 + (440) 578-4200


Learn all about turtle conservation and work to protect native sea turtles on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Spend the days both enjoying the beach and working to keep it clean. Help protect the turtles during evening patrols looking for nests to relocate to safety. Carry out beach cleanups with park rangers and work daily shifts in the hatchery. Experienced conservationists will lead you through service and teach you about the many ongoing efforts to save sea turtles. There will also be time to snorkel, surf, and bask in the beauty of Costa Rica’s gorgeous Pacific beaches.


LEARN from experienced conservationists about the many ongoing efforts to save Costa Rica's sea turtles.

PROTECT the young turtles during evening patrols and spend your days working in the hatchery.

EXPERIENCE close encounters with the area's diverse wildlife, including cunning monkeys and colorful iguanas.

BASK in the beauty of Costa Rica's gorgeous Pacific beaches.

RIDE the waves of the Pacific in a sea kayak and on a surfboard.

HELP protect the sea turtles' natural habitat during beach cleanups alongside park rangers and the local community.

SNORKEL in Costa Rica's warm waters and discover the exotic marine life hidden beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean.


Students must be 14 years old and up to participate on the program. Additionally, participants must submit an application through the Rustic Pathways website and complete the appropriate documents before traveling on the program.

Type of Programs
  • Community Service & Volunteering

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

The above cost includes all ground transportation in-country, 3 meals a day, housing, staff through the duration of the program, all supplies for the volunteer projects and all excursions on the program itinerary not listed as optional.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Marine Conservation
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Worldwide, American Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Other

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1-2 business days
Year Founded