Sloth and Animal Sanctuary in Costa Rica

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Set between tropical Caribbean and Pacific coasts, Costa Rica is one of the most breathtaking countries in the world. Even though it covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, it is home to an incredible 500,000 species including jaguars, sloths, spider monkeys and five species of turtle.

oin this incredible project to experience front line conservation and help safeguard Costa Rica's precious wildlife and unique habitats for future generations. The rescue centre has been set up to provide a sanctuary for animals that have either been rescued from captivity or found injured. At the centre you will have the opportunity to work hands on with these incredible animals and help improve their lives. Once at the centre they are given superb care and attention in an effort to rebuild their fragile lives, and where possible are re-introduced back into the wild.

Some of our most popular community projects in Costa Rica include:

  • : You will be working in a local school offering support to children learning English and supporting them with other aspects of their lives and education. You can earn a TEFL certificate for free if you take part in 20 hours teaching during your placement.
  • : An all-round community immersion placement that will enable you to give back as much as you learn from the famously welcoming Costa Rican community and culture. You will brush up on your Spanish while taking part in either English teaching or Sports coaching at a local school.


  • Work with sloths and other animals
  • Rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild animals

Questions & Answers

Just a minimum age limit of 16 years old


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I was immediately met at the airport by my volunteer coordinator and guided to the house. The transfer to the project was quick and informed me about the local village. The briefing was excellent as it told me everything I needed to know as quickly as possible and ensured that I knew everything about what I was going to do. Everything that I expected to do on this project was fulfilled if not more. The project gave me more opportunities than I had expected and I learnt a lot on the course. Everything was organised so well and my days were planned out carefully. I never had a moment where I was unsure of anything. Everything I did I felt was helpful or was beneficial to the kids and the school.
The opportunity to teach and to make decisions about what ages you want to teach whether or not you want to teach in the morning or the afternoon made the project very flexible which I liked.The fact that you can choose the length of your stay is a great aspect of the project as for some individuals shorter stays make work better whilst for others longer. There was a lot freedom given to the volunteers and we had weekends to do whatever we wanted including excursions. The joint meals are a nice way of mixing all the volunteers and the way that the projects are run by one coordinator ensure that you can always ask questions and be advised.
My experience at Frontier was amazing; I would like to thank my project coordinator Clare for always being helpful and flexible and good company. I thought the relationship that Frontier has with the local schools and communities is extremely impressive and this was really helpful for my experience. Thank you to everyone who organised my project and I will definitely be using the company again and recommending to my peers and others that I know. It was truly an incredible experience!!!

What would you improve about this program?
I loved the flexibility of the project but occasionally the amount of choice is overwhelming. Sometimes i just wanted more strict instructions on when i was expected to be teaching rather than having to make the decisions myself.

About Frontier

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