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Environmental Education Volunteer / Tour Guide Costa Rica



Our butterfly garden is an environmental education centre focusing on Insects and Arachnids found in Costa Rica. We have about 50 species of Costa Rican butterflies we use as a lure to get people here and then teach them about insects in general. Besides butterflies, we have many other types of arthropods including spiders, tarantulas, scorpions […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
10 weeks

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 20+

Volunteers live at the butterfly garden and receive free accommodation and basic food supplies (rice, beans, flour, fruits and vegetables, etc). Breakfast and dinner are your responsibility and can be prepared on your own or with other volunteers. We have a communal kitchen area that is stocked with food. We can accommodate 4 volunteers in a Casita, a small out-building with bunk beds and a kitchen.

Other information:
The town of Santa Elena is about a 25 minute walk away. Santa Elena has restaurants, bars, shops, a supermarket, laundry facility, etc. The butterfly garden has a hand-wash sink and clothes line for laundry. There are many good places to hike including a great sunset look-out and a couple of waterfalls just a 20 minute walk away. Please note that Monteverde is a high elevation rain forest. Sometimes it is sunny and wonderful and other times it is cold, rainy, windy and wonderful. You mostly likely won’t get a tan while there, but the environment is one of a kind and absolutely stunning.


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