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Hola amigos! Costa Rica is the gem of Latin America with its lush tropical forests and white sandy beaches.  It’s also a haven for eco-tourists (that’s right, there’s more than just great surfing here!) because of the massive amount of wildlife and biodiversity, containing about 6% of the world’s plant and animal species! Volunteers can aid with ongoing teaching and health programs, assist with the conservation effort of the famous Costa Rican sea-turtles, or are even given the freedom to design their own projects to benefit the community of this beautiful country.

Volunteering in Costa Rica – Cassie’s Sea Turtle Adventure!

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Costa Rica My GoEco experience volunteering in Costa Rica really was the trip of a lifetime. My time in Spanish school at the beginning of the Sea Turtle Conservation project gave me a real feel for how the locals live since I stayed with a host family. My host family made ... Read More »

Volunteering in Costa Rica at the Animal Rescue and Conservation Project

Me and Feluco, the baby Howler monkey

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Animal Rescue and Conservation Moin, Costa Rica It has always been a dream of mine to travel to Costa Rica and experience the amazing array of wildlife and natural wonders that the country has to offer.  So, when I heard about the volunteer programmes that GoEco offered doing just that, I grabbed the opportunity. Read More »

Social Work & Sea Turtles Volunteering in Costa Rica

Finished our work for the afternoon!

Volunteer in Costa Rica Costa Rica I used to work for GoEco as the operations manager, maybe we have even talked in the past.  Recently, I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Costa Rica to visit some of the GoEco projects.  Volunteering in Costa Rica has always been something I was interested in so I couldn’t pass up ... Read More »

Sea Turtle Conservation Project – Volunteering in Costa Rica

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Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation Cameronal, Costa Rica As I stepped off of the plane in Costa Rica I thought to myself: “What have I gotten myself into? I am in a country where I don’t know a single person, and I hardly speak any Spanish. I am not up for this!” However, the moment I stepped ... Read More »

Volunteering in Costa Rica at the Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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Volunteer in Costa Rica at the Sea Turtle Conservation Project Pacific Coast, Costa Rica It was almost a year ago that I started to plan my big trip. I knew that I wanted to go to an exotic location that would be full of wildlife and culture. After hearing stories and seeing pictures from friends who had traveled the world, ... Read More »

Volunteering in Costa Rica – Discovering Secret Beaches While Saving Sea Turtles


Volunteer in COSTA RICA – SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION Costa Rica I left a little piece of my heart in Camaronal beach. When I first arrived at the Sea Turtle Conservation program, it was in the back of a pick-up truck. Camaronal was located in the middle of nowhere it seemed. The air was hot, humid, and there was a slight ... Read More »

VOLUNTEERING in COSTA RICA – Animal Rescue and Conservation


Volunteer in Costa Rica – Animal Rescue and Conservation San Carlos, Costa Rica Dear Volunteer… You have made an exciting decision to give your time and effort to an organization that can desperately use your help, congratulations! The world needs more people like you. Now you are likely looking for a project that is a good fit for you. Maybe my ... Read More »

How Volunteering Changed My Life

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So you’re thinking about volunteering… Volunteering with GoEco This post goes out to anyone who is on the fence about volunteering internationally with GoEco. Before you make your final decision you should consider all aspects and possible effects of the trip. I say this because I learned it the hard way and did not prepare myself for how completely life ... Read More »

Volunteering in Costa Rica – Teaching and Social Work in San José

Me and my host mother Ana Maria

Volunteer in COSTA RICA – TEACHING AND SOCIAL WORK IN SAN JOSÉ San Jose, Costa Rica When my plane landed in San José, I was as nervous as I was excited. It was my first time traveling on my own, and I had no idea what to expect. However, after five minutes of talking to the driver from the Teaching ... Read More »

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation

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Volunteer in COSTA RICA – SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION Costa Rica, South America It was the wonderful people. This is what I’d say if you asked me my favorite thing about volunteering in Costa Rica. I didn’t fully realize their warmth until I landed in Dallas, Texas on my way home. Once back in the states, people were noticeably colder, and I’d ... Read More »