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Beach cleaning in Costa Rica

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

Über das Projekt

Ready for sun, beach and meaningful work? Our beach cleaning project awaits you in Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the coasts, help clean the beaches and enjoy the tropical paradise. Do you love nature and the ocean? Your commitment makes the difference. Become part of the team that protects Costa Rica’s coasts. Join us and leave your mark on this special environmental protection project.

  • Great accommodation in our volunteer accommodation on the coast
  • Your tours will give you access to remote dream beaches that are usually hidden from normal tourists
  • Make a difference with your work and contribute directly to the conservation of Costa Rica’s most important ecosystems
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From 990.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00

Description

This project was founded to ensure plastic-free seas, beaches and rivers. Above all, you will help with the clean-up expeditions on the coast. In groups, you will clear the beaches of garbage on foot or in a large truck. The garbage washed up by cities or caused by commercial fishing threatens and endangers our marine life and often pollutes or devastates entire coastal regions. On your expeditions, you will get to know your surroundings in a very special way and gain access to fascinating and often untouched beaches. However, in order to protect Costa Rica’s nature sustainably, a multifaceted approach is required. That’s why you can also get involved with the construction of “artificial coral reefs” or the Turtle Center. Another part of your work is to help plan campaigns to raise awareness of the problem among the population and tourists.

Services

  • Placement in a selected project on the coast
  • Airport transfer (from the airport to the bus station and pick-up
    from the bus station)
  • Local accommodation in a volunteer accommodation (with pool access in
    addition to the beautiful beaches in the area)
  • Daily freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner (immerse yourself
    in the local cuisine and enjoy being pampered by our supervisors)
  • Snacks during the day and at work
  • Drinking water and fresh juices
  • WLAN
  • Team uniform (you will be provided with a team shirt and cap for your
    time on the project)
  • English and Spanish-speaking support on site (we will let your local
    contacts know when you are arriving and pass on any important
    information or special requests you may have)
  • Help with finding cheap flights (our partner travel agency will be
    happy to advise you and help you find the best flight at a good
    price)
  • Provision of information material about the project and Costa Rica
    (visa, packing list,…)
  • Advice for the language school
  • Support also during the project period
  • Discounts (for boat trips, excursions to waterfalls, diving courses,
    ziplining, horseback riding, quad biking)
  • Certificate of participation (If you need a certificate for your
    studies or CV, please let us know)

Not included are flight tickets, visa, vaccinations and travel insurance.

Living arrangements

Accommodation and meals on site

Our volunteer house offers space for up to 10 volunteers, accommodated in a 4-bed and a 6-bed room. You will spend your everyday life together, support the project and organize your free time. The area has an incredible amount to offer, and some activities are even free of charge for you as a project participant. These include snorkeling, hiking, playing beach volleyball or beach soccer, dance lessons, board games, yoga and much more. Explore the area and enjoy the breathtaking beaches. You can also use your days off to go on excursions and take advantage of all Costa Rica has to offer. You will be catered for by the on-site supervisors. They will ensure that you have a fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner on the table every day. Discover the local cuisine and enjoy delicious, homemade juices and snacks.

Accommodation: Volunteer accommodation, host family possible on request
Location: Coastal town

Typical day in a project

Your week consists of 5 working days, the weekend is free. Your day typically starts at 7 am. However, the exact nature of your volunteer work depends entirely on the weather and the planned activities. In addition to beach clean-ups, you can also work on the artificial coral reefs and community projects. Depending on the season, you may also have the opportunity to help plant trees or accompany hatchling turtles into the water. You can expect to spend up to 7 hours a day working on your project.

 

This is what a typical day in your project could look like:

06:30 Breakfast
07:00 Start of work or departure to the beach or project
7:30 Beach cleaning
10:30 Short break with snacks and juices
13:00 Lunch together
14:00 Change of location, work with the turtles or corals
15:30 End of work
16:00 Free time at leisure
19:30 Dinner

Extras

There you can improve your Spanish skills and have contact with other travelers as well as locals. There is plenty to do in your free time. You can go to the beach, go horse riding or swim in nearby waterfalls. In the evening, there are various restaurants and bars where you can go out.

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

Spanish

Capital

San José

Area

51.100 m²

Population

5.181.000 (2022)

Currency

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

Telephone code

+506

FAQ

FAQ

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.

Insurances

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.

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