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Costa Rica: 1 Week Conservation Add-On


Inside one of the caves in Costa Rica

Many volunteers taking part in non-Conservation placements in Costa Rica enquire about spending a few days at Barra Honda National Park on our conservation project. This project offers a unique chance to experience the natural environment and participate in important conservation activities. This week-long project can only be done in combination with one of our other Costa Rica projects.

We are now able to offer all Costa Rica volunteers the opportunity to add a 1 Week Conservation Add-On to the end of their main placement. This project can be arranged to fit in with the end of your main project and will give you a full week in the national park and the chance to become involved in a range of conservation work.

Clearing trails in Costa Rica dry forest

Barra Honda National Park is made up of 2,295 acres of tropical dry forest and has an amazing underground network of caves and caverns. The park also has an extensive series of trails where you may spot many species of wildlife, from howler and capuchin monkeys to coatis, small cats and a wide variety of reptiles and birds.

On arrival volunteers will be given a full introduction to the park and the current projects and will spend the week working on the same schedule as regular and more experienced volunteers. Projects currently include compiling a census of butterflies and mammals in the park, collecting data using motion sensor cameras, trail clearing and maintenance work, exploring and maintenance of the famous caves deep below the park and reforestation work.

The cost of this programme includes food and accommodation for the week, insurance and transport to Barra Honda National Park.

To add this project to your time in Costa Rica please contact your local recruitment office before you go or speak to a member of our staff in Costa Rica.

For more information about Projects Abroad’s work at Barra Honda, monthly updates and news on all the conservation work in Costa Rica, check out our Volunteer Costa Rica Conservation Project website.

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