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Conservation in Costa Rica for Teens

Project Info
2 weeks
  • Sunday July 16th 2017 - Saturday July 29th 2017
3 weeks
  • Sunday July 16th 2017 - Saturday August 5th 2017
  • Sunday August 6th 2017 - Saturday August 26th 2017

  • Placement location: Barra Honda National Park
  • Types of placements: National Park
  • Accommodation: Shared Dormitory
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
  • Arrival Airport: San Jose (SJO)
  • Local Languages: Spanish

If you're interested in joining a conservation project and living in a gorgeous country, then look no further than this trip! Costa Rica is one of the most stable and well developed countries in Central America, ideal for volunteers who want to experience Latin America.

Projects Abroad volunteer plants a sapling with local staff member in the camping area of Barra Honda National Park, Costa Rica

Volunteers work at the Conservation Project, which is based at the Barra Honda National Park. The park boasts 2,295 acres of tropical dry forest and one of the main attractions for visiting tourists is the fantastic network of underground caves and caverns.

Your stay will begin with an extensive tour of the park. You'll then be involved in a variety of ongoing projects, which may include reforestation work, mammal, butterfly, and bat studies, maintenance work, and restoring trails.

Volunteers live in shared dormitory accommodation in the park itself and there is a communal area where everyone eats together. An adventurous weekend trip to an outdoor destination offers you the chance to experience another aspect of Costa Rica's natural beauty.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Costa Rica Conservation Management Plan.

Volunteer Profile Former volunteer Fiona Shuttleworth shares her experience from the Conservation project in Costa Rica with Projects Abroad
Fiona Shuttleworth
I particularly loved helping at the local community projects. We would educate the local children about recycling, teaching them what to recycle, and then go for a litter pick. After that we would all play on the football pitch and have so much fun! I loved the way that Projects Abroad got you involved in the community and everything you did felt like you really made a difference and you could really see the results of all your hard work. Read more...
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