Conservation Internship Costa Rica is now closed for 2016.
BUNAC’s preferred travel agent is STA Travel and they will be able to help you book your flights to and from Mexico.
Give them a call on the BUNAC dedicated phone number 800-553-7907.
If you’d prefer to make alternative arrangements, then you’re more than welcome to as long as you arrive in time for the start of the orientation.
Yes. You will have to be fully insured throughout your trip. BUNAC's fully comprehensive insurance policy has been arranged with Seven Corners Inc for worldwide coverage. It is decision on whether you want to book your insurance through BUNAC or if you want to book independently.
Yes, you will need a visa. When you book onto the program we will discuss the visa requirements with you in more detail.
During your placement you’ll generally have weekends free to relax and enjoy the local area. The base in Costa Rica is quite remote therefore volunteers tend to stay around base during the weekends. Every month you will have a long weekend to explore some of Costa Rica’s highlights including zip lining, trips to the cloud forest and lots more.
No, you won’t need Spanish to take part in the programme. During your internship you will spend 2 weeks in Nicaragua, which includes Spanish lessons - so you can learn the local lingo!
Your work placement will either be with our local partners helping manage the local projects in Costa Rica, alternatively you could be placed in rainforest lodges conducting wildlife and habitat conservation.