“Work with conservation professionals for one week to preserve one of the World’s most beautiful and bio-diverse areas!”
Acclaimed as the most biologically intense place on earth, the Osa reigns as the crown jewel of Costa Rica with 2.5% of the earth’s biodiversity. While helping to protect this unique corner of the world, you will gain unforgettable hands-on conservation experience.You will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different experiences, including: walking the beaches to gather data on sea turtles; releasing baby sea turtles during hatching season; planting & harvesting in the wildlife-friendly sustainable farm; helping re-wild the Osa; and monitoring for reforestation efforts and wildlife recovery, including wildcats, monkeys, frogs, and more.
Join the general conservation program or specialise with the sea turtle conservation program. For the 6 day project, Conservation Visitors will have a half-day volunteer project planned per day with free time to explore trails, walk the beach, observe wildlife, and get immersed in this amazing place.
You will stay at Osa Conservation’s biological station, in a spacious room in one of their cabins. Mosquito nets, sheets, and towels are provided. The cabins also offer both an indoor shower and a tropical outdoor one.
One cabin also acts as a designated workspace area with a small library, an office, and ample work room. The beautiful station is powered by solar panels.
Meals are included, using ingredients from the project’s own garden and the project chefs are happy to provide for vegetarians.
Osa Conservation is a non-profit organisation devoted to protecting the unique natural diversity of the Osa Peninsula.. The organization aims to conserve and preserve the terrestrial and marine biodiversity by protecting the ecosystem, enhancing scientific understanding, providing education and training, and providing sustainable economic opportunities.
This mission is incorporated into all projects, which include:
- sea turtle conservation efforts
- reforestation & re-wilding
- engaging local communities
- sustainable agriculture.
In line with its efforts to protect the beautiful surroundings, the Osa Biological Station is powered by solar panels and produces as little waste as possible, recycling plastic, glass, and metal, and composting food waste.
Arrive in Puerto Jimenez. Check in at the Osa Conservation office. Have dinner, relax, and get to know your home for the coming week.
7 am breakfast at Osa Conservation. Work half days on your projects with the scientists, then enjoy the afternoon free to explore the stunning region.
After breakfast and fond farewells, take the bus to Puerto Jimenez.
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- 3 meals per day
- Coffee & drinking water
- Volunteer activities at project site
- International flight
- In-country transport
- Travel & medical insurance
- Laundry service