Explore Costa Rica

BIODIVERSITY, TRAVEL, VOLUNTEER

If you’re planning on taking a trip to Costa Rica, you’ve arrived at the right place: here are all my best spots ! I spent 6 months travelling there by myself and absolutely loved every second of my stay. When I left I knew almost nothing about this country and hadn’t planned anything. I followed my heart and my intuition and stumbled upon a bunch of great places to go to the beach, volunteer, hike or chill in cheap hostels.

Saving the turtles on the Caribbean coast

BIODIVERSITY, VOLUNTEER

When I was in Costa Rica, I volunteered in two different sea turtle camps. The first one (see this article) is situated on the Pacific coast in Playa Cabuyal. This camp is operated by an American non-profit (The Leatherback Trust). It doesn’t welcome people outside of the biologists and volunteers working on site. The second camp I went is situated on the Atlantic coast, near Tortuguero National Park. This one, called Estacion Las Tortugas, is open to the public, it is an environmental educational center raising awareness about this endangered species.