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Trip Highlights
Trip code: WCRCVC

  • Excellent opportunity for you to live amidst nature and work for the welfare of birds and animals.
  • Enjoy the richness of the biodiversity and explore the Amazon Rainforests.
  • Explore the vast stretches of golden sandy beaches and the picturesque sunsets.
  • Opt for adventure trips to Arenal Volcano and explore several other eco-reserves.
  • Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture and live life to the fullest, like a true 'Tico'!

Tour Details

Are you all set for your adventurous journey in Costa Rica? Considered as one of the safest and stunning Central American destinations, this tiny country hosts 5% of the world's biodiversity, including more than 200 species of mammals and around 800 species of birds. A perfect program for all animal lovers opting for a gap year abroad, this wildlife conservation and rescue center volunteering will let you stay close to nature and spend your days with animals and birds in a unique manner. Apart from gaining enriching experience, you'll also get to know more about their culture, festivals, traditions, and lifestyle. Learn the Spanish language while volunteering in Costa Rica and savor the delicious local cuisine.


Volunteer Work

Roles and Responsibilities

As a volunteer, you'll have to mainly work with animal victims of repossession, loss of habitat and accidents from all corners of the country who are brought in by local officials. Once their conditions revive and they are in good health, they'll be released back into their natural habitat. Your main roles and responsibilities are:

  • Work with the staff as they take care of the injured animals.
  • Look after the animals, prepare food for them and feed them whenever needed.
  • Cleaning the animals sheds as well as the entire green area.
  • Maintain the ecological balance of the area.

Note: Your tasks may vary on a daily basis.

What you can do in your free time?

  • If you are a beach lover, then you'll absolutely love exploring the beaches on the weekends. 
  • Try out different water sports or just go for a sunset cruise, and savor the taste of the cuisine at the beachside shacks.
  • A treat for animal lovers would be to explore different national parks including Tortuguero National Park, The Corcovado National Park, and Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • For adventure junkies, there are a lot of options including zip-lining through forests and cave explorations. 

Dates & Cost

Price Includes
  • 24/7 Assistance and support from VS Staff
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  • Pickup from San Jose International Airport and transfer to accommodation
  • Orientation on arrival
  • Accommodation at Pacific/ Caribbean Coast
  • Meals 
  • Internet access at local office
Price Excludes
  • International Airfare 
  • Visa fee 
  • Airport taxes 
  • Local Transportation
  • Vaccinations
  • Any personal expenses
  • Return Airport Drop



GDA has a fantastic range of voluntours, adventure tours, internships, work abroad opportunities and responsible traveling options which will surely add a new meaning to your gap year. Pick whatever suits your interests and book your flight tickets for your dream destination. It's time to tickle your wanderlust cells! Calling out all backpackers, gap year students, solo travelers and adventure seekers - it's time that you take the leap and Go, Discover Abroad!

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