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