I Love Adventures - Volunteer Costa Rica

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From pristine cloud forests to the Pacific coast’s famous surf, experience some of the world's most incredible scenery and exotic wildlife—and make a lasting impact while you're there. Spend five days volunteering with a sea turtle project to help ensure these endearing creatures are around for future generations to admire. Then, hike through misty cloud forests and get your heart racing on optional activities in the lush wilderness. Give some of your time to this beautiful country and a worthy cause, and you'll be rewarded with an experience you can really treasure. Gain a real sense of accomplishment and take home more than photographs.


Whats Included

  • Hands-on: El Trapiche Tour, Monteverde Carte Blanche: Monteverde Carte Blanche: La Fortuna. Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project (Montezuma, 5-day). Sugar cane and coffee plantation guided tour (Monteverde). Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour. La Fortuna stay. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Simple hotels (8 nts), basic lodges (6 nts, multi-share).
  • Public bus, boat, private van, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • 16

Countries Visited

  • Costa Rica

Patrol for sea turtles laying their eggs, chill out on the beach and watch the waves lap at the coast, search for the elusive quetzal bird, take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting

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Days : 15

Price : From AED 4,806*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3 - Average

Trip Map

Full Itinerary

Day 1 San José
Day 2 San José/Montezuma (1D)
Days 3-7 Montezuma
Day 8 Montezuma/Monteverde (1B)
Day 9 Monteverde
Day 10 Monteverde
Day 11 Monteverde/La Fortuna
Days 12-13 La Fortuna
Day 14 La Fortuna/San José
Day 15 San José

Trip Advice

Like any city where tourism is on the increase, crime also tends to increase and while San José is not a noticeably dangerous city, there are certain precautions you should take. Make sure that you are aware of your things at all times and don't go out carrying expensive gear or jewellery.

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

About Accommodation

Please note if you are a single traveller, you can expect to share accommodation with one or two other travelers of the same sex for the duration of your trip. Using multi-share accommodation when available helps us to keep our operating cost down, and these savings are passed onto you. If you are traveling with a friend or companion, we will attempt to keep your accommodation on a twin or double basis, however, ask you to be open to the idea of occasional multi-share rooms. While volunteering, your accommodation will be in a basic, large, multi-share room.

Local Dress


Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

Check List

- USD cash - Credit and/or debit card (see spending money) - G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and trip details - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Camera and film - Reading/writing material - Binoculars - Plastic bags or cover for backpacks - Fleece top /long sleeve top (for hikes, jungle treks etc..) - Windproof/waterproof jacket - Small towel and swim wear - 5 shirts/t-shirts - Sun hat - 2 pair of shorts - 2 pairs of long trousers - 1 pair hiking pants/track pants - Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes - Sport sandals (suitable for water if you are planning on rafting and/or waterfall rappelling/abseiling) - Rain poncho/umbrella - Sunblock - Sunglasses - Toiletries (biodegradable) - Towel - Watch or alarm clock - Water bottle - Pocketknife - Insect repellent for mosquitos and sand flies - Mosquito Net (optional) - Flashlight or headlamp - Sleep Sheet - Travel Pillow - First-aid kit(should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking). For volunteer portion of this tour: Dark colored clothing for the turtle walks is necessary, no white or bright colours. Purchasing a red filter for your flashlight or buying a headlamp with a red light setting is recommended for the night beach patrols. Mosquito repellent, towel and sturdy walking shoes are also recommended.

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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights