Panama: Indigeneous Ecoturism Project

volunteering indigeneous ecoturism project central america,Project Summary:


Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the global economy. Ecotourism, a sector of the larger tourism industry, focuses on protecting natural ecosystems while bringing benefits to local communities. To be sustainable, ecotourism projects must be carefully managed so that visitors do not damage isolated natural areas and cultures. Projects must be continually monitored to ensure they are run sustainably. This project establish a community-based ecotourism project, located around Parque Internacional La Amistad, an international biosphere shared by Panama and Costa Rica. We will be working within a indigeneous peoples. The Ngöbe Bugle peoples have been working in this ecotourism project, developing a balance way of life, maintaining the original culture and habitats of their ancestors, but looking for opportunities to improve the incomes without neglecting their natural resources and Culture.


Volunteer work:


You will help in trail maintenance, cleaning areas, conservation programs.


volunteering indigeneous ecoturism project in central america,Location:


Stretching from Costa Rica and encompassing most of the province of Bocas del Toro in Panama, the bi-national site of La Amistad/Bocas del Toro connects high mountains, low-lying wetlands, mangrove islands and coral reefs.  In the northwestern part of Panama.


Accommodation and Food


We will be leaving at the local School. No Electricity only Solar Panel.


Travel Arrangements and Transportation


Booking air travel to your destination is your responsibility, but we are more than happy to help you as needed. For domestic traveling and specific logistics RJI will provide the respective information at the time.


Dates, Duration and Participation:

  • This project is offer throughout the year.
  • Individual or group volunteer (minimum 6)
  • Duration: From 1 to 4 weeks.
  • Age 18+



Spanish is desired but not mandatory. The most important requirement its to bring a positive attitude, be willing to get involved in our Central America culture. You must love the outdoors and not mind working in any weather, be easy going and be able to work alongside the local community. Much of your time will be spent with the local families.  Be ready to enjoy this experience... Welcome!

Program Costs


Not included

Lodging / 3 meals per day


Transportation to host community

In country transportation

Pre-departure and arrival Orientation

Phone cards

24 Emergency Staff



Meals during orientation


Medical/Accident Insurance