If you are planning a Costa Rica vacation and want to do some community service while you here, a beach cleanup is an excellent way to help the environment and meet other like-minded volunteers who care about our ocean ecosystem. To find one taking place while you are in country you can check Facebook for upcoming events. To make it easier for you, we have created a list of our favorite groups to participate with around the country.
Operation Rich Coast promotes & facilitates coastal clean-ups and engages communities on a national level throughout Costa Rica.
Running group based in San Jose that organizes cleanups around the city.
A Conservation Organization that organizes cleanups, especially out on the water and underwater. They also sell bracelets to raise funds for environmental projects.
Non-profit organization that seeks to reduce the problem of urban pollution and sensitize the population to take care of our Earth.
A Costa Rican non-profit, for clean water and responsible water management.
Founded in 1975, their mission is to honor and support a sustainable future for the Nosara area.
Created by Carolina Sevilla from BIOYARN, she leads beach cleanups in Santa Teresa, and promotes them in the rest of the world.
Casa Pampa Santa Teresa is a Permaculture Learning Lab for sustainability and environmental awareness at the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.
Hosts monthly beach cleanups and support other coastal environmental causes.
An eco awareness movement that creates solutions for keeping the beaches clean.
A service that collect recyclables in Tamarindo and Playa Langosta, and often support local cleanups.
This group of locals in Dominical run the recycling program, plus help with tree planting and sea turtle nest protection. Besides beach cleanups, they often need adults and kids to help volunteer in the recycling center.
A non-profit biological research and education center located next to Ojochal. They have marine life workshops for kids and also assist with sea turtle nesting.
A volunteer organizer who sets up beach cleanups in Dominical and Dominicalito.
This group is working with the Envision Festival and helps with cleanups from Dominical all the way south to Sierpe.
Do you know a group that helps with keeping our coast clean? Please send us a note.