What species of sea turtles will i be able to see while volunteering in Costa Rica? 

Cooperating Volunteers has two volunteer programs available in Costa Rica for sea turtle rescue. One Of them takes place on the Pacific Side, which is located in Corcovado and Montezuma. The other program is located on the Caribbean side, in the Limon area.

This volunteering consists of protecting turtles and monitoring the beaches so that no one disturbs the nesting of these animals. During the spawning season, we will help with the registration of the female turtles, account of these turtles and the sizedata of these species will be taken. On the other hand, it will also help to disseminate the importance of caring for and protecting the environment and the relevance of recycling. In Addition, beach cleaning activities will also be carried out so that the turtles can nest in the best possible conditions.

Another essential part will be the surveillance of the beaches during the night and day, with the aim of preserving the eggs and preventing predators, such as raccoons, crabs, rats, snakes or some species of birds, from trying to eat the young.

Curiosities of international volunteering with turtles

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Costa Rica Turtle Hatchling Baby turtles are very fragile and have a lot of predators. Turtles are endangered from before they are born, as some animals try to eat their eggs by digging into the earth, which is why beach surveillance is so important. On the other hand, it is still relevant to control these hatchlings when they have already hatched and are heading out to sea, because at that time they also have many predators. About 1 in 1000 turtles that manage to hatch will reach adulthood, i.e. only 0.1%. For this reason, the work of caring for, helping and monitoring this species is crucial.

The species of turtles that usually lay their eggs in Montezuma are olive ridley and hawksbill turtles, which have a journey of about 10 meters to the place where they usually lay their eggs. This site is usually at the end of the beach, before the vegetation begins. In some shelters they also protect the eggs by putting them inliving places to avoid being eaten by predators. In this way, they ensure that no animal can harm them.

Hundreds of turtles arrive in Costa Rica each year to lay their eggs. The Species that nest on its shores are: the green turtle, the olive ridley turtle, the leatherback turtle, the loggerhead turtle and the hawksbill turtle. The First three lay their eggs on the Pacific Coast, among them is the leatherback turtle, which is the largest sea turtle inexistence. It can reach a height of 2.2 meters and weigh 700 kg. On the other hand, hawksbill, green, leatherback, and loggerhead turtles nest on the Atlantic coast, therefore, some species nest on both coasts.

How many eggs does a sea turtle lay?

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On average, a sea turtle lays 110 eggs per nest, and they make between 2 to 8 nests preseason. Depending on the species, the number of eggs varies, for example: the hawksbill turtle lays an average of 200 eggs per nest, almost double the average of other turtles. These eggs are small, resembling a ping-pong ball, are white, and have a soft shell.

Did you know that the sex of turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand? That’s right, the temperature of the sand in which the eggs are incubated affects the sex of the eggs. When the temperature is higher, females are more likely to be born, while when thesand is not so warm, males are usually born. Due to climate change, the number of females has increased considerably in some turtle species, further endangering the survival of this species.

When is the spawning season?

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Depending on the species of turtle and the place where it nests, the spawning season is different, for example: the spawning period of the leatherback turtle on the Pacific coast is from November to March, while on the Caribbean coast it is between the months of March to June.

In addition, the lunar cycle also influences, on days close to the full moon there are more turtles that approach the coast to nest and they usually do so at night. Eggs hatch when the ambient temperature is lower. They are guided by the moonlight that reflects off the sea, this makes the hatchlings follow this light and can reach the water. This process is usually done ingroups, since they are more likely to be caught by a predator.

I’m sure you’ve really wanted to do an international volunteering experience like the one we’re talking about. Don’t think twice and travel to Costa Rica to volunteer with turtles!

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact cristina@cooperatingvolunteers.com so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.