Living with the Turtles!

from £1990pp

Based on 11 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, International Schools


Experience volunteering in beautiful Costa Rica and find out for yourself about living the Pura Vida! 

This really is a 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience with whales, dolphins, turtles, and more.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Flight to San José, Costa Rica.

    Coach transfer to hotel in San José.

  2. Day 2

    Coach transfer to Montezuma, via the Gulf of Colorado ferry!

    Head into the rainforest with a local guide to explore your spectacular new surroundings, before cooling off in one of the nearby waterfalls.

    Conservation project orientation – your project coordinators will give you a talk about the local species of turtle, and will show you the basics of the work that you will be doing.

  3. Day 3

    First day of your hands-on Turtle project on Montezuma Beach! Your duties will include hatchery surveillance and nocturnal patrols to look for nesting adult female turtles.

  4. Day 4

    Continue with your Turtle project. Daytime work will include community support and cleaning up the turtles’ beach habitat.

  5. Day 5

    Enjoy a fun-filled morning on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast! First, you will take part in an introductory surf class. After a short break for fresh fruit and drinks, you will enjoy a boat trip around the coastline of Mal País, with the chance to see whales, dolphins and more turtles.

    Half-day of Turtle project.

  6. Day 6

    Last day of your Turtle project.

    Round off your time in the Nicoya Peninsula with a trip to Malpaís beach to watch the sunset.

  7. Day 7

    Depart Montezuma for the rural town of La Fortuna, which is located within Arenal Volcano National Park.

    Reward yourselves for all your hard work by relaxing in your hotel’s very own natural hot springs!

  8. Day 8

    Full-day "highlights" tour of the Arenal Volcano National Park! Enjoy a bird's eye view of the rainforest from the Arenal Hanging Bridges, visit the famous La Fortuna waterfall and explore the spectacular wildlife and scenery of the park with a knowledgeable local guide.

  9. Day 9

    Transfer from La Fortuna to San José.

    Half-day in San José. Visit the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, which exhibits art from before the conquest of the Americas; go shopping in San José's Central Market; visit the famous Teatro Nacional.

  10. Day 10/11

    Flight home.

School Trip Accommodation


We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools. Our accommodation is usually 2* or youth hostel standard and provides a perfect base for enjoying your tour. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

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Living with the Turtles!

from £1990pp

Based on 11 days

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