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100 tortugitas to be released
100 tortugitas to be released

Volunteering in Costa Rica – What Does ‘Pura Vida’ Mean?


Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation
Costa Rica

Before July 2016 I had never volunteered, never been in contact with wilderness, never worked in a physical type of job. Therefore, when I registered for the sea turtle conservation program from Goeco, I did not know what to expect. I came across the idea of volunteering after a dream I had about saving turtles. It sounds a bit strange but that is the truth. And as a matter of fact, this trip was sincerely dreamlike. I loved every bit of it.

Camaronal beach
Camaronal beach

The organism is really efficient and quick to answer when you have any questions. The trips from the airports and schools or to the projects are well organized so you don’t have to worry. The welcome from your local family is warm and kind. You will never lack anything with them.

Mama turtle nesting
Mama turtle nesting

The project was fulfilling: the work is quite physical, but not too difficult and no pressure is put on you. You do not feel stressed out or over-watched. The coordinators are the sweetest people on earth and will always communicate with you. In 3 weeks I bonded with a handful of people who will forever stay in my heart and who I now proudly consider to be my friends. The work with the wildlife is amazing and leaves you with a feeling of achievement and usefulness. You really feel that you are making a difference.

The points of view of the mangos colinas
The points of view of the mangos colinas

If you are an animal-lover, environmental-friendly, curious, adventurous and knowledge-thirsty type of person, this program is made for you. In this single month I learned more about the world and myself than in any type of academical program. – Marie

Sunset on the beach
Sunset on the beach

Get involved and begin the journey of your lifetime! Click here for more details about Sea Turtle Conservation!

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