Volunteer Opportunities Overview

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Camaronal National Wildlife Refuge  - Sea Turtle Conservation

Camaronal Wildlife Refuge is part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, on the Guanacaste Coast, on the northern Pacific of Costa Rica.   A haven for surfers and lovers of water sports, Guanacaste boasts some of the most important and productive sea turtle nesting beaches in the entire western hemisphere.  The Camaronal Refuge is only 30 minutes from Playa Sámara.  The refuge was created to protect nesting sites for Leatherback, Kemp's Ridley and Hawksbill sea turtles. The success of the program has resulted in the arrival of thousands of sea turtles to the beaches within the refuge.

Cabo Blanco National Wildlife Refuge - The Absolute Nature Reserve

Conquistadores named this area Cabo Blanco for its pristine white sand beaches and cliffs, however it was a benevolent couple from Sweden - Nicolas Wessberg and Karen Mogensen - who established the Reserva Natural Absoluta Cabo Blanco, preserving forever one of the most pristine marine ecosystems in all of Central America.. Appalled by the first clear-cut in the area in the 1960s, the pioneering couple launched an international appeal to save the forest. Their efforts resulted in the creation of not only the 12-square-km (4½-square-mile) reserve but also to the establishment of Costa Rica's national park service.

Tenorio Volcano National Park - Rio Celeste

Hidden within the cloud forests of Tenorio National Park, is the home of the  magnificent bright blue Rio Celeste.. Tenorio Volcano National Park offers volunteers the opportunity to experience a unique rainforest habitat that is influenced by the Atlantic and Pacific slope of Costa Rica.  This makes it attractive for national and international tourists who have an opportunity to enjoy great scenic beauty as well as forestry and animal species native to the area.

Corcovado National Park

Corcovado National Park was named by National Geographic as the most biologically intense area in the entire world.  Corcovado National Park was designated in 1975 and expanded in 1980.  The conservation area consists of 45,757 hectares of land and 5,375 hectares of sea.  Corcovado is one of the largest protected areas in Costa Rica. The park features a unique set of terrestrial and marine ecosystems as well as one of the last intact tropical rain forest in the world. The abundance of wildlife can be explained in part by the 13 different types of ecosystems.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Forbes Magazine declared that Manuel Antonio National Park one of the most beautiful parks in the world. The park was established in 1972, with an area of 687 hectares on land and 55,000 hectares of protected marine habitat. This region was previously inhabited by aboriginal Quepoa, name given thus Quepos.This park is a Biological Island, in which part of the forest is being regenerated as in the past was extracciónselectiva large timber trees.
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