Jungle 2 Ocean - Costa Rica
Our Jungle 2 Ocean tour quite literally takes you on a wildlife journey by exploring the diversity that Costa Rica has to offer. Whether this be above land, on our jungle tours in the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. Or below sea, working for our turtle conservation project in the rural town of Carate, Osa Peninsula and its surrounding beaches, it's fair to say that Costa Rica has it all when it comes to unique, once in a lifetime opportunities.
Explore Costa Rica
Boat Safari from Puerto Jimenez
Becoming ‘Pura Vida’
The Travelteer Camp
Day 1 - Arrival in Costa Rica
Relax & Meet the Travelteer Team!
Participants will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital city right in the heart of the country. You will stay with other participants at a comfortable hostel close to the airport. Dinner will be provided for you, so no need to stress about food after the long flight. The dorm room will allow you to relax and get to know the other participants. Here you will also meet the tour coordinator, who will give you a rundown of what to expect over the coming week!
Day 2 - Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio Town & Surf Lessons
On your second day, you’ll travel to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific coast. Participants will explore the town in the morning, giving you your first taste of life in Costa Rica.
In the afternoon, the group will visit one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches for surf lessons! The waves here are perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers. You don’t need to have surfed before, the instructors will make sure to have you standing up in no time!
Day 3 - Trekking Through the National Park
Guided Trek Through Pristine Rainforest
After breakfast, the group will travel into the Manuel Antonio National Park for a day of trekking. Renowned for its diverse wildlife, tropical forests, and sandy beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park is the perfect introduction to the Costa Rican coastal landscape.
This national park is listed as one of the world’s twelve most beautiful national parks, with the trek offering stunning views and the opportunity to spot a range of wildlife, from monkeys to iguanas and maybe even the illusive Jaguar!
Day 4 - The Rainforests & Beaches of Dominical
Waterfall Swims & Palm Fringed Beaches
On day 4, the group then heads down the coast to Dominical, a chilled-out town bordered by a river and the beach. In the morning the group will visit one of the stunning nearby waterfalls surrounded by dense forest. The waterfalls have pools for swimming, which are the perfect place to cool down on a hot Costa Rican day.
In the afternoon, the group will retreat to a quiet, palm-fronted beach for an afternoon of chilling on the sand or enjoying the sea with your new friends.
Day 5 - Sloth Sanctuary & Mangrove Walk
Wildlife Spotting & Mangrove Walks
Participants continue down to Puerto Jimenez. The group will go to a protected sanctuary in search of some of Costa Rica’s most well-known residents - sloths! While seeking out these slow-moving mammals you might also spot some of Costa Rica’s other locals, like birds and reptiles.
In the afternoon the group will explore the mangrove forest on foot. Mangroves cover so much of Costa Rica’s coastline and are vital for protecting the land.
Day 6 - Whale Watching in The Pacific
Out on The Water with Humpback Whales & Dolphins
After staying the night in Puerto Jimenez, the group goes out in the morning for a whale tour - hoping to catch sight of one of the many whale and dolphin species found in this part of the Pacific. Humpback whales are regularly spotted on their migration routes between the North and South Pacific.
In the afternoon the group will chill out by the pool, giving you a chance to relax before your volunteering gets underway.
Day 7 - The Osa Peninsular & Travelteer Camp
Explore Secluded Beaches & Prepare for Volunteering!
The group will arrive at the Travelteer camp, where you will be volunteering the following week. You will be guided around the local area exploring the beach and rainforests within the Osa Peninsular.
That evening the Travelteer team will be briefing you on the work you’ll be doing over the coming weeks, and help you get settled into your new home!