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Olive Redley Turtle Conservation Supporter

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2 - 36 Wochen  ·  Alter 18 - 50+

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Freiwilligenprojekt mit höchster Qualität. Dieses Projekt bietet Qualität, die Maßstäbe setzt - weit über dem Durchschnitt.

Highlights

  • Working in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world
  • Sharing with locals our culture
  • Saving turtles
  • Making memories you will never forget
  • Visiting beautiful places nearby

Besonders geeignet für

Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen
50+

Über das Programm

Located on Esterillos Oeste, this program was born as a family initiative, who have been dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles for more than 10 years

This research and protection program for sea turtles is located in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica 15 minutes away from Jaco Beach, this is 

Here you will have the opportunity to be in direct contact with nature and our Costa Rica culture, here, the conservation of sea turtles  is the ...

Über das Programm

This research and protection program for sea turtles is located in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica 15 minutes away from Jaco Beach, this is 

Here you will have the opportunity to be in direct contact with nature and our Costa Rica culture, here, the conservation of sea turtles  is the reason of this initiative creates by a family committed to the turtle conservation for several years, now with the help of volunteers around the world we can make this dream grow and save more turtles 

What do we expect from the volunteers? 
We want people who want to live the Costa Rican experience, who are interested in our culture and our love for the conservation of natural resources. 

What can our volunteers expect? 
A community committed to the environment; working together for the conservation of our natural resources; people with the warmth of the Costa Rican; friendly and with a desire to find friends who want to help save the turtles 



Tagesablauf

This program is a common effort

Actividies: beach cleaning, hatchery care, night patrols in search of turtles, from which we collect scientific data and rescue their eggs, which are taken to a safe place (hatchery) here we protect them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the babies are hatch. We also ...

Tagesablauf

This program is a common effort

Actividies: beach cleaning, hatchery care, night patrols in search of turtles, from which we collect scientific data and rescue their eggs, which are taken to a safe place (hatchery) here we protect them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the babies are hatch. We also do social, maintenance work in the community hall and school, when it's requered

Working hours: breakfast is at 8 a.m., at 9:30 a.m. of communal work or maintenance until 11:30. 
Working with turtles: the hours of care of the hatchery is 4 hours per shift one person per day and 2 people during the night from 8am to 12pm; 12pm to 4pm; 4pm to 8pm; 8pm to midnight; midnight to 4am. Patrol Schedule for collecting scientific data: 8pm to midnight and midnight to 4am. This is done in groups of 2 to 6 people per patrol, each patrol is accompanied by a member of the camp 
Turtle season: olive readley turtle season its starting on June to December 
Baby turtle are hatching from August to January 


Freizeitaktivitäten

Our volunteers will have the chance to spend their time enjoying the wild life and meeting many different animals.

Furthermore, they can do sports on the beach or simply tan and relax while enjoying a good book. 

Or go and enjoy one of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica Jaco Beach 

Also they can ...

Freizeitaktivitäten

Our volunteers will have the chance to spend their time enjoying the wild life and meeting many different animals.

Furthermore, they can do sports on the beach or simply tan and relax while enjoying a good book. 

Or go and enjoy one of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica Jaco Beach 

Also they can spend time together with the locals and enjoy getting to know a new culture. This is always a great opportunity to make new friends as well.

During the free time the volunteers will have the opportunity to do many things, among them: hiking, snorkeling, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, enjoying the beach, fishing, playing sports or simply relaxing in a hammock enjoying the sounds of the nature around and meet the most biodiverse place in the world as Corcovado national park.


Voraussetzungen

Voraussetzungen

Mindestalter: 18 Jahre

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst

Sprachkenntnisse

Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)

Staatszugehörigkeit

Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.

Andere Fähigkeiten

Working hours may vary depending on the season and the number of volunteers.

Arbeitszeiten

Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag und Samstag von 09:00 - 11:00

Leistungen

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von Tortugas de Pacuare

Our program includes: accommodation on site, 3 meals a day as well as the support of 2 Volunteer coordinators who will be attentive to coordinate anything you need before during and even once the program is over.

We also offer the opportunity to our volunteers to combine programs, even if you only applied for one program and wish to divide your stay in any of our programs, we will take care of coordinating your reservation and transfer to the other camp (the change of programs is subject to availability of space in the programs)

Abholung vom Flughafen Juan Santamaria International Airport

Our driver will pick you up at the airport duly identified with the logo of our organization, he will get in touch with our coordinator infirming your arrival then will take you to the car where he will provide you with Wi-Fi


In this way you can be in contact with your family, friends and with our coordinators, who will be attentive to your needs.
Our driver will take you to the reserved hostel (In case your arrival in Costa Rica does not coincide with the departure of the buses to the location where the program is located) give you the bus ticket (buy a ticket in advance to reserve a seat for you on the bus), pick you up at the hostel on the day of your trip to the project and take you to the bus .
The cost will be US$80 plus the hostel night (US$20 (dormitory) and US$40 (single/double room).

 A taxi (ordered from the camp) will pick you up from the bus and wait for you to take you to the project.


Unterkunft

We live in a house with 2 rooms for, on the ground floor 1 room for 4 persons and on the top floor 1 room for 10 people each. The house has a bath and shower.

Our house it's located just in 100 meters from the beach in Esterillos Oeste 10 km south to Jaco Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica 

Verpflegung

The basis of the Costa Rican diet is rice and beans, which we accompany with salad, vegetables or meat, always with the typical flavors of the tropical country and seasonal fruits at breakfast

Internetzugriff

Gute Verbindung vor Ort

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Flugtickets

Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Costa Rica zu finden. FINDE GÜNSTIGE FLÜGE

Reiseversicherung

Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Costa Rica bietet die nötige Sicherheit. ANGEBOT EINHOLEN

Impfungen

Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Costa Rica antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Costa Rica überprüfen. IMPFSCHUTZ ÜBERPRÜFEN

Informationen zur Anreise

From San José take bus to Quepos, get off the bus on Esterillos Oeste entrance, there Bolandi will be waiting for you to bring you to the camp 

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Programmgebühren

2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt) 592€
4 Wochen 1.183€
5 Wochen 1.479€
9 Wochen 2.663€
17 Wochen 4.535€
36 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt) 9.603€
Durchschnittliche Gebühren 281€/Woche

Programmgebühren

281€ / Woche 2 - 36 Wochen Alter 18 - 50+

Zahlungsarten

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Dauer

2 - 36 Wochen

Anzahlung

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Ausstehende Zahlung

Deine Restzahlung vereinbarst du mit Tortugas de Pacuare während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.


Lerne deine Organisation kennen

Tortugas de Pacuare

Großartig 4.4 rating (202 Bewertungen)

Agentur - gegründet 2012

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Luis

Gesprochene Sprachen: Spanisch, Englisch

Über die Organisation

Tortugas de Pacuare is a non-profit organization created to protect the most endangered turtles in the world, supported 100% by volunteers.

Lerne deine Organisation kennen

Why coming as a volunteer to save sea turtles in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has many of the most important beaches in the world for turtle nesting. The government protects some areas, especially national parks, but many important beaches for turtles are unprotected. For this reason we started our project Tortugas de Pacuare and with the help of volunteers around the world. We have been working and saving turtles for more than 12 years now! Without the help of the volunteers, protecting these wonderful animals wouldn't be possible.

The protection of the turtles and the biodiversity of this area is our goal. In order to achieve it, we need the help of international volunteers. You, as a volunteer, should have the willingness to help with tasks that require a close attention. To support our diligent helpers, we create an atmosphere at the Tortugas de Pacuare project that makes them feel like at home. You should have a desire of leaving a mark in a humble village as well as the desire to succeed in the fight for a good cause. 

Our project Tortugas de Pacuare is located 40 km South of Tortuguero in a small town called Barra de Pacuare, an island in the middle of the Caribbean. This makes us one of the most strategic destinations for leatherback turtles, green turtles, and hawksbill turtles, which are some of the most threatened species and are in serious danger of extinction. On the island are living a few people, there are several bars; the closest one is called "Las Machas". There, the volunteers can also buy what they need like shampoo, gel shower etc. or biscuits, cookies, cigarettes, beers etc.

Our vision is to save these turtles by hard work and making a change, not only for the animals, but also for the people, starting with the education of the children of our community.

A lot of reasons can steer a volunteer to take part in a humanitarian project: a cheaper way of travelling or a new experience and a different way of living. The volunteers come to learn about turtles, to improve their Spanish, to live a new experience, to isolate themselves and disconnect themselves from the reality.

We want to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible, excited to share with you. Your help is necessary to maintain the preservation of sea turtles. Without our patrols, the beach will be vulnerable. We want you to enjoy your experience with us as much as possible.


What does a volunteer need to bring to Pacuare? (packing)

In the following list, you will find objects that you should take with you in order to make your stay in Pacuare more comfortable. This list is also helpful for travelling around Costa Rica.

  • During some hours a day, the wifi is available. However, if you want to assure you an internet access whenever you want, it is better if you by a Costa Rican phone card. Kolbi is the more effective operator on the island, you can recharge it on the island but its efficiency depends on the climatic conditions and the number of devices connected.
  • There are no banks on the island, you need cash (colones).       
  • Put your stuff in plastic bags and remove the air with a straw, it is useful to organize them and if it rains, they will not get wet.
  • Black Crocs with socks (comfortable and appropriate for night patrols).
  • A soap-dish if you use bars of soap (for hygienic reasons).-    
  • Mosquito bed net and mosquito repellent (Off or Relec) in the form of spray, bracelet and patch.
  • A lot of underwear
  • A coat and pants, especially if you come during the rainy season; because, it can be colder.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cap      
  • Padlock
  • They do not sell hand rolling tobacco in Costa Rica
  • Make a photocopy of your passport and laminate it. Take it with you instead of your passport when you go for a walk or go shopping.
  • Also, you cannot stay more than 90 days in the country without a visa. If you want to stay longer, you will have to leave the country during at least 72 hours.

  Essential:

  • Sunblock
  • Dark clothes for night patrols (lght)
  • Headlamp with red light (you can put a translucent red paper on it)
  • A watch if you are an assistant

Day work

The type of work depends on the period of the year, the number of volunteers and the night work. Sometimes, you will work during a certain amount of hours and sometimes till the end of the task

We try to make the day work as relax as possible because night patrols are tiring. But if a volunteer wants to work on a particular task, which is very important to him, the volunteer must feel free to do it without waiting for staff members’ instructions

  • Clean up the beach: remove organic materials and rubbish which hobble the sea turtles on their way to the beach or hobble the babies to reach the sea
  • Breeding pond: construction of the breeding pond, clean it up, check its condition, take data and watch it during the night
  • Construction of shelter to protect oneself from the rain during the night patrols
  • Night patrols: walking on the beach at night to find sea turtles
  • Housework
  • Maintenance of the garden and construct a kitchen garden and take care of it (harvest)
  • Compost: to dig a hole in order to throw the organic trash inside it
  • Bring the sorted waste to the Coast Guards
  • Wash turtles’ stuff
  • Construct a kitchen garden and take care of it (harvest)

Pastimes

The project has some books and games to entertain oneself and chill out.

  • One-day trip to the mountain, game/quiz night, Latin music class, Spanish class, Hanging out, baking cookies, survival class, caimans tour, cooking class, campfire y marshmallows.
  • The volunteers can also go to the Tortuguero national park or Puerto Viejo during the weekend.

202 Bewertungen · rating4.4

Everything was just unbelievable!!! The places, the people, just amazing. We really felt alt home, it is not for everyone since everything is a little rustic but if you like nature and being in the wild you will have an unforgettable time!!! Thanks Maria and Lalo for making your home our ...
ELOISE LE HO rating1.8

2024 at Sea Turtle Conservation Ambassador

***** Statement from the organization below ***** Si vous pensez faire ce volontariat, n'y allez surtout pas à la fin de la saison ou hors saison des tortues. En 2 semaines, de mi janvier à fin janvier, je n'ai vu des tortues que le premier jour. La présentation du programme fait rêver mais ...
Hey! I was in playa Matapalo for 2 weeks and I had a very nice time there. It’s a lot to say but I will try to make it short. The accommodation was ok, exactly how was described by another volunteer and the organisation. But we are there more for the animals and I had the opportunity to see 3 ...
Carlos Piedra rating5

2024 at Leatherback Turtle Ambassador

A friend told me about visiting Pacuare, so we decided to pack our bags and go to Costa Rica, from the beginning it is an adventure, traveling through the canals of Tortuguero is an adventure that you will not forget, especially if you do it during the morning, I loved every moment in this beautiful ...
Laura Maisto rating5

2023 at Turtle Conservation Camp Supporter

I was lucky enough to visit 2 of the pacuare turtle projects and for me it has been wonderful, because I met many people, I saw a lot of biodiversity and I was filled with the Costa Rican culture which I loved, always smiling, friendly and willing to help you in everything I 100% recommend Pacuare ...
SAMANTHA SCHRECK rating3.6

2023 at Turtle Conservation Camp Supporter

The camp is directly at the beach which is so relaxing, the room are nice, the food is good. We have a lot of free time so you can relax in the hamoc, play beach volley, go at the bar,… The work is easy and you work by group of two or more people which make it nice I really liked my time there ...

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