Sea Turtle & Chocó Rainforest

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4.8

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39

Reviews


9

Years in business

Our project is located between coastal tropical rainforest and a Marine Reserve. Most of our work is focused on marine turtle conservation and permaculture.
This project began in 2015 with the hope to conserve the diverse and fragile ecosystems of the Galera - San Francisco Peninsula. Since then, we have been working with local communities and organizations (Fundacion Cusumbi, RMGSF) in different activities: sea turtle rescue, regenerative agriculture, ...

Review Description

This project began in 2015 with the hope to conserve the diverse and fragile ecosystems of the Galera - San Francisco Peninsula. Since then, we have been working with local communities and organizations (Fundacion Cusumbi, RMGSF) in different activities: sea turtle rescue, regenerative agriculture, community-based eco-tourism, bio-construction, recovery of ancestral knowledge, amongst others, with the aim of building a development model in balance with Nature. 


Contact Person

Andrea Sosa

Spoken languages: Spanish, English
  Very high response rate

Sea Turtle & Chocó Rainforest reviews

Helga Theresia Willmes rating5.0

2024 at Sea Turtle & Rainforest Conservation

I spend 4 weeks there and it was great. The days usually began with a first walk at the beach, searching for tracks, new nests and picking up garbage. Every flood bring in new garbage, so its kind of sysphean task, but it is satisfying to know that this garbage is no longer floating around. During ...
Margaux Henault rating5.0

2023 at Sea Turtle & Rainforest Conservation

If you are looking for an immersion within an ultra enriching Ecuadorian family, this is exactly what you need! I have just spent 6 weeks with the Cusumbí foundation, which works for the conservation of sea turtles and the forest through regenerative agriculture. The projects are brilliant, ...
Amelie Syre rating5.0

2023 at Sea Turtle & Rainforest Conservation

Was a really nice experience! I got to meet some very nice people. There is a big variety of work options and a lot to do. I got to eat some amazing local food. ..
Coralie Moutte rating5.0

2023 at Sea Turtle & Rainforest Conservation

I was warmly welcomed into the Cusumbí foundation by Andrea, Diego and their family. These two passionate made me discover their daily life in the preservation of nature in the province of Esmeralda. As much on the ocean side with the preservation of sea turtles (critically endangered), as on the ...
Laura Weber rating5.0

2023 at Sea Turtle & Rainforest Conservation

I've spent five months in Ecuador, living and working at Cusumbí, an ecological project, managed by Andrea and Diego. It‘s been five months of lots of new things, new friends, an amazing wildlife and nature, tons of fun and just a lovely experience! When I arrived at the project site I felt like ...
Selfishly, I would like to keep my experience with Cusumbi a secret so that I can preserve this little piece of paradise on Galerita beach forever. But I won't. Why not? Because Andrea and Diego deserve to receive the support they need to develop their beautiful project. 
I had the chance to ...

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