Sea Turtle Conservation Ambassador

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High­lights

Volunteer by helping baby sea turtles to reach the ocean safely being part one of the most beautiful and magical moments on the turtle season, come and be part to our dream saving turtles
Patrol beaches on evening and night walks to locate female turtles and their at-risk nests to relocate their eggs in a save place to protect them from poachers and predators
Monitor sloths and their endangered population in their natural habitat and sav turtles at the same time. 2 emblematic animals one mission, protect our teasure our wildlife
Clean untended beaches for a better environment and a greener planet , be part of gthe comnservation in one of the countries most biodiversity on gthe planet
Experience the Costa Rica'n "Pura Vida" and its exotic fauna and flora, protecting the wildlife and living a unique experience surrounded by wildlife
Volunteering saving turtles, making the difference and meet one of the most beautiful beaches in the world? Join us in Pacific CR This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 17+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+
What we do

Sea turtles are at risk around the globe. They are endangered throughout the world’s oceans, and several species native to the eastern Pacific (where Matapalo Sea Turtle Conservation is located) are nearing extinction. Factors that are contributing to this endangerment include pollution, poaching, and low hatchling survival rates. At the Matapalo Conservation, volunteers are key to the preservation of the sea turtle species native to Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.

What You’ll Do

Sea turtle conservation – As a volunteer with us, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the entire turtle hatching process. This includes taking shifts patrolling the beach in the evenings to locate female turtles who have come ashore to lay their nests. Nests are then transported to a hatchery, where they can be monitored 24/7 to protect them from poachers and predatory animals. You will take one shift every few days to keep watch of the hatchery. Finally, upon hatching, you will assist the baby sea turtles in reaching the ocean safely to ensure maximum survival rates. You may also help in the general maintenance of the hatchery. 
Other tasks – Volunteers will also participate in sloth walks to monitor and record the migration patterns of local sloth populations. Additionally, you’ll assist us in gathering beach litter once per week. You can expect to help with cleaning the kitchen and bedrooms once per week. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in community service work with local schools and community facilities. 

Location

The conservation is actually found in the small village of Matapalo. Located about 200 kilometers south of San Jose, Matapalo lies on the Pacific coast with the closest city being Quepos. The conservation is situated 100 meters from the ocean. The site is within 30 kilometers of the breathtaking Manuel Antonio National Park. Within walking distance is a waterfall in the mountains as well as surf shops, beach horseback riding, and hiking trails. 

Tagesablauf


Meals

Breakfast – 8:00 am 
Lunch – 12:00 pm
Dinner – 6:00 pm 

Volunteer Obligations

Communal Work Shifts

9:30 – 11:00 am
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Hatchery Shifts and Beach Patrols
The hatchery shifts and beach patrols vary depending on the season. 

Information About the Turtles We Work With
More than 400 olive readley turtles arrive annually at our beaches, our mission is to patrol every moche in search of turtle mothers, they look for a place on the beach or to leave their eggs and then return to the sea, on night walks when we find turtles laying we take their eggs, then we take biometrics of the turtle, the eggs are brought to a place called hatchery, here we take care of them until babies are born and we release them to the sea
One important thing when we work in animal protection is: wildlife isn't predictable so we cannot say exactly how your experience will be, we are only sure one thing, mom nature it's awesome and always surprise us, is why we love to work saving turtles.
Turtle season 
Mums lying eggs 
June, july, August, September, October, nobember 
Bsbie turtles hatching 
August, september, October, November, December, January 

Freizeitaktivitäten

Volunteers can expect between 3 and 6 hours of work per day 6 days per week. This leaves plenty of time to explore the beautiful country of Costa Rica and experience all of the activities it has to offer. There is a surfing school down the road from the conservation that offers surf lessons and rentals. Beach horseback riding is available just minutes from the site location. By bus you can reach the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park or the gorgeous Dominical beach in less than 45 minutes. However, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy a lazy day on the beach as we are within 100 meters from the ocean in Matapalo. Additionally, there is a soccer field and volleyball net right across the street from the site. 


Here you'll have many different activities to do.
A surfing school is near to the project (100 meters), our beach offers the best chance to go surfing, the waves are awesome.
An amazing waterfall lies within 1 hour walking distance by the mountains.
Manuel Antonio National Park is 45 minutes north by bus.
Dominical beach is 30 minutes south by bus. Here you can also do sports, snorkeling, fishing or recreational fishing.
The beach is just in front of our house, so sunbathe, enjoy the beach and live in a tropical and nice place.

Wassersport
Schwimmen
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Klettern
Wandern
Sport
Reiten
Yoga/
Meditation

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du mindestens 17 Jahre alt sein.
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag und Samstag

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Tortugas de Pacuare

Program fees include: accommodation and 3 meals at day.

Unterkunft

You will live in hostel-style accommodations with fellow volunteers. There are both male and female dormitories with bunk beds and an attached bathroom. We offer three meals per day. There is also a restaurant and convenience store located near to the camp the site if you would like to purchase additional food, beverages, or toiletries.  

There are shared rooms with eight people, three people or four people. 

You can also ask for our single rooms with air condition for a higher price.

Verpflegung

We provide 3 meals a day: Rice and beans, spaghetti, patacones, empanada, picadillo, and many more typical local foods.
Drinks will be always tropical flavors.

Internetzugriff
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Costa Rica zu finden.
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.
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.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

You can arrive any day of the week except for Sunday. From the TRACOPA bus stop near the San Jose airport, take the bus going to Uvita. Let the bus driver know that you will be getting off at the stop in Matapalo. 
After you apply for our program we will get in touch with more information regarding your arrival. We provide options for transportation from the airport to the site at an additional cost. 
Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 30 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$500
3 Wochen
$750
4 Wochen
$1.000
5 Wochen
$1.250
9 Wochen
$2.150
17 Wochen
$4.250
30 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$7.500
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$250 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. Tortugas de Pacuare wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Tortugas de Pacuare während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von Tortugas de Pacuare storniert wird
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