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Save sea turtles in Costa Rica (Matapalo)

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Come to the dream beaches of Costa Rica! After your language course, you will travel to one of our projects directly on the coast. On site, you will receive an introduction from the project manager. You will get to know the different animal species.

  • Explore one of the most natural beaches in the world and help to keep it clean
  • Patrol the beaches on evening and night walks
  • Live with international volunteers and acquire new language skills
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From 680.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


The tasks for the day are discussed every day over breakfast. The main task is to protect the sea turtles. Depending on the season, it is very important to build new enclosures to protect the turtle eggs.

Your tasks in the sea turtle project in Costa Rica:

Volunteers help for between 5-6 hours every day. The nests in which the baby sea turtles hatch must be checked daily. You will then accompany the little turtles into the sea. As turtles often come to the beach at night, you will also often work at night. You will patrol the beach and watch the turtles as they come out of the water and lay their eggs. You then collect the eggs and bring them safely to the enclosure.

When tourist groups arrive, they are shown around, and the conservation programs are explained. Educational measures are very important to achieve sustainable success. During your time on the program, you will get to know the different species of turtles and will see some during your project. Other tasks: Preparing the beach, this includes cleaning it up.


  • Placement in a selected project on the coast
  • Transfer from the airport to the project
  • Standard accommodation in the volunteer accommodation with full board
  • English and Spanish-speaking support on site
  • Help with the search for cheap flights
  • Provision of information material about the project and Costa Rica
  • Advice for the language school
  • Support also during the project period
  • Certificate about your time in the project

Living arrangements


During your time in the sea turtle project in Costa Rica, you will live in volunteer accommodation (shared room) directly at the project site. The project is located on the central Pacific coast. During the project, you will live with all the other volunteers directly on the beach, surrounded by beautiful nature.

Accommodation: Volunteer accommodation (shared room)
Meals: 3 typical meals per day

Typical day in a project

Every day is different with animals. As a rule, a normal working day starts between 07.30-9.00 and lasts until 16-17. The times depend on the tides of the water. Volunteers support the project a 5-day week between 6-8 hours a day. At noon you have between 1-1.5 hours lunch break. During the nesting season you will help in the afternoon and take over a shift at night, together with your team members.


Spanish course in advance

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Costa Rica - Country Information

Translated literally Costa Rica means rich coast and is also known as the ‘Switzerland of Central America‘. In the North, Costa Rica shares a border with Nicaragua and one with Panama in the South. Due to the number of national parks and the mostly untouched beaches Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers and surfers.

Official language



San José


51.100 m²


5.181.000 (2022)


Colón, you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Costa Rica all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Costa Rica, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

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Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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