Duration 4 Weeks
Runs From All Year
Cost From £999 / $1250

About

About

Fancy an incredible journey through Costa Rica this year? Always wanted to experience the culture of Central America? Look no further, Camp Costa Rica is the place for you...

Camp Costa Rica combines volunteering with animals whilst kicking back and relaxing at beautiful beaches. What more could you want?

Costa Rica

Recently voted the happiest place to life, a beautiful location scattered with palm trees and rare wildlife awaits. Costa Ricans use "pure vida" to greet all guests, meaning "pure life", this clearly shows the chilled out and happy nature of the country and it's people. Overflowing with small European bars, reggae music and surfers, Playa Chiquita in Costa Rica is the location for you this summer.

Volunteering

Animal Conservation

The experience

Experience one night in San Jose, the bustling capital of Costa Rica. Explore the charming hidden treasures of this city and truly immerse yourself in the cultural capital of you new home for the next few weeks.

Volunteer at a local wildlife centre, helping to rehabilitate incredible animals such as monkeys, wild cats, sloths, racoons, reptiles and much much more. A once in a lifetime experience to play a pivotal role in caring for all the animals. You'll be based in Cocles, just 3km from the centre of Puerto Viejo and 1km from the wildlife centre. Plus get involved with a week long stay in La Ceiba, a truly remote location nestled in the jungles.

In your free time, relax at the beach, learn how to surf or even just make some new friends in the local area. All of this incredible journey awaits, fancy getting involved?

Itinerary

Itinerary

  • On your arrival day you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for your first night in where'll you be based in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Spend your first night exploring and learning about Costa Rica's fascinating history and culture.
  • The following morning a coach will be organised to take you to Cocles, your location for the following few weeks. Settle into your shared accommodation and start making friends with your new housemates.
  • After settling in, get into your routine for the rest of your Camp Costa Rica adventure. Volunteers will work in the wildlife centre 5 days a week for approximately 8 hours. Your two days off will not necessarily fall on the weekend but will be free for you to explore the surrounding wonders waiting for you to discover.
  • Whilst you are volunteering you will be helping with receiving and evaluating newly arrived animals at the rescue centre. You will introduce animals to their new living quarters and help them to settle in. It will be your responsibility to assist in ensuring the rescue centre runs smoothly by maintaining all of the facilities as well as preparing the food for the animals. On top of that you will help with the daily care of the animals and sometimes you may even get to release them back into the private nature reserve.
  • In your final week you can choose to stay at "La Ceiba" the remote nature reserve, in basic accommodation. Here you may get the chance to experience releasing the animals into the protected nature reserve.

What's included?

  • Accommodation in Cocles shared apartments or La Ceiba cabin
  • Free water, tea and coffee at the project
  • Free airport pick up and transfer to your hotel
  • One night of accommodation in San Jose on your first night including breakfast
  • Coach transfer from San Jose to Cocles and back to San Jose at the end of your trip
  • A free Camp Costa Rica t-shirt
  • Pre-departure assistance
  • 24 hour emergency support

What's not included?

  • Flights, which can be booked through our flight partners who are committed to providing the cheapest prices they can especially for you guys
  • Food for the duration of your trip, excluding breakfast in San Jose
  • No transport once at your accommodation in Cocles, apartments are a 10 minute bike ride away from the wildlife centre. Bikes can be rented for around £3 or bought for around £60
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical form

FAQ's

Shared dormitory style accommodation in Cocles equipped with a shared kitchen and bathroom. If you choose to spend at week at La Ceiba, accommodation will be basic with no Wi-Fi or electricity. You will be with up to 10 others and it is an isolated area. This is optional for those that want to experience the private reserve of La Ceiba where animals are released.
The majority of our volunteers come on their own, it's extremely easy to make friends at Camp Costa Rica and we are sure that you will come home with friends for life.
Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
Yes when based in Cocles, although please remember that the connection may not be excellent at times. It is best to bring an unlocked phone so you can get a local sim with data that you can use when Wi-Fi is not as good as hoped.
Stage 1: Apply! We need certain information so we can assess your application. Once you have applied for Camp Costa Rica one of our lovely team member will be in contact. They will give you all the required information, answer any questions you may have, and tell you about their amazing personal experiences at Camp Costa Rica. Stage 2: If accepted onto the program, all you need to do to secure your place is pay a £99 deposit. This confirms your spot and you don’t need to pay the remaining balance until 4 weeks before you leave to Camp Costa Rica. Welcome pack Once your deposit is paid we will send you a welcome document, confirming your place and giving you next step information, detailing everything we need to organise before you arrive. Flights and Insurance We will then pass you over to our flight partners. They will be in touch to help you arrange these and give you some great deals. Once you do book your flights remember to send us your itinerary so we can arrange your pick up. Visa & Vaccines You will have to make sure you have the correct visa and required vaccines for your Camp Costa Rica placement. We will be in contact at the appropriate time to advise. Pre Departure Pack Before you fly, you will receive information about packing lists, pick up arrangements and your in country orientation.
- 18+ - Valid passport, if your passport is not british please consider visa allowances before booking onto this program - Passion for wildlife protection

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FROM £999 / $1250
  • Camp Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Dates: All Year
  • Cost: £999 / $1250
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