EPS Nicoya, Costa Rica

 Volunteer w/ EPS Nicoya - Travel with EPS to Nicoya Coata Rica

Cabo Blanco National Wildlife Refuge

General Information: Cabo Blanco National Wildlife Refuge was declared a Protected Natural Area in 1963.  It was  one of the first protected areas in Costa Rica and was established by two Swedish citizens, Nicholas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen.  Cabo Blanco is particularly important for seabird conservation and represents one of the most dramatic and important marine habitats on the entire of Pacific coast of Costa Rica.  Cabo Blanco is characterized by a deep blue sea, intense vegetation extending to the edge of the coast, interesting geological formations, varied wildlife, and lots of low tidal lagoons which are home to several species of marine organisms. The reserve has a dry tropical forest in transition to rainforest mostly secondary (regenerated). 

Location: The reserve is located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Puntarenas province.  It is in the same general area as Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Cóbano and other protected areas such as Romelias’ National Wildlife Refuge and Karen Mogensen Wildlife Refuge.

Volunteer Work:, Volunteer tasks vary from day to day and the volunteer coordinator assign tasks based on a variety of factors.The work can vary in duration and physical effort.

  • Facilities repair and cleaning.

  • Trail Maintenance and construction.

  • Assistance in Eco Tourism Programing.