On breathtaking beaches you and other volunteers protect the marine turtles that are in danger of extinction.
Volunteers play a crucial role in conservation efforts!
During this time you will live directly in the camps under very basic conditions, sometimes without water and electricity. Your food - breakfast, lunch, dinner - will be prepared in the camp and consists of the typical costarican cuisine: rice, beans, vegetables, meat and fruit.
Your work includes
- between 4-6 hours every day
- patrol walks on the beach, mainly at night, to find turtles and their nests
- collecting data of the turtles and protect the eggs in safe breeding grounds (viveros)
- liberate new born turtle babies; nest exhumations
- clean and mark the beaches
- build new breeding grounds and maybe help builing up new camps
Things to bring
- love for nature and fun with outdoor-living
- being prepared for sometimes physically demanding work and work at unusual hours as most of the turtle nesting occurs at night
- sleeping bag, repellent, mosquito net, flashlight, batteries, rain protection (May - November), sun protection, hat or cap
Here you can see the different projects and the different seasons of nesting and hatchery. There is never a guarantee to see turtles ... that depends only on nature!
Dates and Locations
- North Pacifik - Buena Vista
- North Pacifik - Montezuma
- Central Pacifik - Mata Palo
- South Pacifik - Osa
- Caribbean A - Pacuare
- Caribbean B - Pacuare
North Pacific – Buena Vista
North Pacific – Montezuma
Central Pacific – Mata Palo
South Pacific – Osa