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Save Turtles In Buena Vista

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2 - 12 semanas  ·  Edad 17 - 50+

rating  Fantástico 4.5  · 
  Verificado por Volunteer World
  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Puntos Relevantes

  • Make unforgettable experiences.
  • Enjoy the pura vida lifestyle on a breathtaking beach.
  • Simplify your life - back to basics.
  • Learn about marine turtles and sloths.

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 17+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas

Sobre el programa

Help protecting marine turtles from poachers and animal predators in a magnificent bay.

About the Program

On this breathtaking bay you protect the marine turtles that are in danger of extinction. Volunteers play a crucial role in conservation efforts! 

Here in Buena Vista you will mainly work with Olive Ridley turtles - in Spanish these turtles are called 'loras' as they have a mouth ...

Sobre el programa

About the Program

On this breathtaking bay you protect the marine turtles that are in danger of extinction. Volunteers play a crucial role in conservation efforts! 

Here in Buena Vista you will mainly work with Olive Ridley turtles - in Spanish these turtles are called 'loras' as they have a mouth similar to a macaw. 

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. The camp is only accessible by crossing a river, so you will not be able to leave the camp or the beach during working days. You have one day off and then you may leave the camp and the little town 'Sámara' is a 30 min walk away. In your free time during the day you can relax or read or swim or learn to surf.

The Location

The main project is the camp in Playa Buena Vista, 3,5 km north of Sámara, pacific coast, Guanacaste.

Our Volunteers

You should bring love for nature and fun of outdoor-living and also be prepared for sometimes physically demanding work and work at unusual hours as most of the turtle nesting occurs at night. 

You also should be prepared for very simple living conditions as the camp doesn't have electricity. There are solar chargers for cameras or cellphones. You are living very close to the beaches where turtles do their nesting, so there will be no infrastructure around and there will be sand 'everywhere' ... ;-) When you will free little turtle babies for the first time then you will be rewarded for hard work and low comfort conditions!



Día típico

You will work between 4-6 hours every day - and you have one day free per week.

In the mornings you will do some work in the camp like cleaning and building new breeding grounds for the eggs (viveros). Be prepared that it might be hard work to get sand from the beach to build new breeding stations. ..

Día típico

You will work between 4-6 hours every day - and you have one day free per week.

In the mornings you will do some work in the camp like cleaning and building new breeding grounds for the eggs (viveros). Be prepared that it might be hard work to get sand from the beach to build new breeding stations. Also, you will be cleaning and marking the beaches. There will be some free time around the hottest time of the day for relaxing. 

The work starts again in the afternoon: collecting data for the turtles and protecting the eggs in safe breeding grounds (viveros), freeing new born turtle babies, nest exhumations. Starting in the late evening and throughout the night there will be patrol walks on the beach to find turtles and their nests. You will go for these patrol walks in turns with other volunteers until morning.


Actividades de tiempo libre

During the project time you will mainly relax. If you plan to go for excursions you should plan some time after your project.

There are wonderful National Parks (Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Santa Rosa), the volcano Arenal, the caribbean side and so much more to visit!

Actividades de tiempo libre

During the project time you will mainly relax. If you plan to go for excursions you should plan some time after your project.

There are wonderful National Parks (Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Santa Rosa), the volcano Arenal, the caribbean side and so much more to visit!


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 17 años

Para participar en el programa es necesario tener al menos 17 años en la fecha de inicio del programa.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel básico) Inglés

Documentos necesarios

Copy of health insurance and valid in Costa Rica

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

If you are 17 years old you need to bring the allowance of your parents - we provide a document for this.

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes y Sábado

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de first hand Costa Rica

We provide airport pickup, we organize the journey to the project and we also do hostel reservations in San José if needed (mostly it is needed!) - and, if you will combine projects, we will also organize the transportation between the projects. You will have to pay the cost for the pickup and the transport - around 70 US$.

Recogida en el aeropuerto Juan Santamaria International Airport

You will be picked up at the airport by our driver with a sign with your name and you will directly get in contact with your german, english, spanish speaking coordinator via phone. The driver will drive you to the reserved hostel (if necessary), give you the bus ticket (he will buy a ticket in advance to reserve you a seat in the bus), pick you up at the hostel the day of your journey to the project and bring you to the bus.
The cost will be around 70 US$ plus the hostel night (between 13-15 US$ (dorm) and 40 US$ (single/double room).
A Taxi will bring you to the river where the camp staff will pick you up - so, be sure to bring a backpack ... and not a suitcase! ;-)

Alojamiento

You will be living directly in the camp in a wooden house, that is build very open to ventilation reasons, in a dorm-room in simple stock beds. You should bring ear plugs and a mosquito net. 

Comida y bebida

Your food - breakfast, lunch, dinner - will be prepared in the camp and consists of the typical costarican cuisine: rice, beans, vegetables, meat and fruit.

Acceso a Internet

Acceso limitado al lugar del proyecto

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Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) en San Jose. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Costa Rica. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para Costa Rica proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en Costa Rica, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para Costa Rica. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

This program is available all year - but best from June until January when the turtles nest and babies hatch. The rest of the year there is maintenance work on the camp and the beach. It starts every Monday. Please arrive at least one day before the programs starts.

Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

2 semanas (estancia min.) 990€
3 semanas 1.264€
4 semanas 1.401€
8 semanas 2.146€
12 semanas (estancia max.) 3.322€
Cuota promedio 385€/semana

Cuotas del programa

385€ cuotas semanales 2 - 12 semanas Edad 17 - 50+

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Duración

2 - 12 semanas

Depósito

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Pago final

El pago final se acordará con first hand Costa Rica durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

first hand Costa Rica

Fantástico 4.5 rating (99 reseñas)

Agencia - fundada en 2006

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Coordinado por

Sofia

Idiomas hablados: Español, Alemán, Francés, Inglés

sobre la organización

We offer you to immerse in the daily life of costarican families and work routines of teaching and conservation projects. These new found knowledges teach you a lot.

Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

In 1994 we at first hand moved to Costa Rica and everything started when my son went to a little elementary school near Sámara: 11 children, 6 degrees, one classroom and one teacher. We started bringing volunteers to this little school and 'poco a poco' other schools addressed us with interest of having volunteers and families offered themselves for having volunteers in their house.

Since then a lot has changed and developed at first hand – we started many new teaching programs and conservation projects all over the country – but one thing is still the same: we have a very personal and very close contact to all of our schools, guestfamilies and projects. We live in Costa Rica and we will be there when you need us!

First hand offers volunteer opportunities in schools, kindergarten, music schools, turtle camps, animal reserves, macaw stations, farms and in the rainforest.

We, the agency for volunteer work first hand, are in direct contact with schools and environmental conservation projects planning, organizing and joining our volunteers during this unforgettable and worthy experience!

We have 20 years experience of living in Costa Rica and feel commited to the people, comunitary help and sustainable ecological development. Through the 'Asociación Intercambio Cultural ALEGRIA - AICA', a non-profit organization, we have been promoting intercultural exchange in all areas of artistic expression and organizing festivals and benefit events. 

First hand offers projects almost everywhere in Costa Rica. San Jose, Islita, Buena Vista, Manzanillo, Drake Bay, Mata Palo...just to name a few!

Our Vision

first hand wants to contribute to a sustainable development and mutual respect by intercultural exchange and learning from each other.

Why volunteering with first hand?

Your contribution makes the difference in educating children, preserving marine turtles or other animals and protecting the rainforests of Costa Rica. You live and work with locals and you get to learn the real life of Costaricans. Every day you deal directly with opinions, lifestyles and routines of a different culture. These new found knowledges teach you more about yourself! You learn or improve your spanish skills. Language is the key to understanding the values of a different culture. Work experiences in foreign countries are indispensable in times of globalization. A volunteer based commitment will open many doors for you.

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a little tropical paradise between two oceans. Hardly any other country has such an abundance of plants and animals on such a small terrain. 25% of it's area is protected by national parks. Active volcanos, hot springs, rain and cloud forests, mountain rivers, spectacular waterfalls, subterranean caves, coral reefs, mangroves, amazing caribbean and pacific beaches and a fascinating animal world invite you to discover and enjoy.

Costa Rica has the oldest democracy in Latin America, a working social system, responsable environmental laws and is the only country in the world that has no army. The relaxed 'pura vida' lifestyle of the 'ticos' and their hospitality towards visitors make it one of the safest top destinations in Latin America.

99 reseñas · rating4.5

Ulrike rating4.4

2016 at Save Turtles In Buena Vista

This year I was about to fulfil my dream and took part in a turtle volunteer program. The communication and organisation with first hand went perfectly and even my age of 57 was no problem for the project. My expectations to the project become not only confirmed but even exceeded. We lived the ...
Lisa rating4.4

2016 at Save Turtles In Buena Vista

Well informed and good prepared due to the information material of first hand I started my trip. In Samara I was warmly welcomed by the project coordinator Angie and my guest family. Angie always had an open door for us volunteers and helped us with every matter. The work with the turtles was ...
Lucia rating4.4

2015 at Save Turtles In Buena Vista

Our Experience with first hand Costa Rica was simply perfect! The organisation of the project was great and let us easily combine several programs. Due to the close cooperation with the project coordinator we got the feeling of being in really good hands. Our voluntary work started in Buena Vista at ...
Valerie rating4.4

2014 at Save Turtles In Buena Vista

Before I started my trip to Buenos Vista I decided to attend a Spanish course to improve my language skills. Due to the great organisation of first hand I was provided with many information. I spent my first weeks in Costa Rica at the language school in Sámara. The school enabled me to get to know ...
David rating4.4

2014 at Save Turtles In Buena Vista

I felt good prepared for my journey to Costa Rica due to the information and checklists from first hand. Arrived on the project side I need to get used to the simple life in Buenos Vista. The Camp was provided with the essentials. But when you feel addicted to the nature and are not too dependent on ...
Yvonne rating4.4

2013 at Save Turtles In Buena Vista

I got the idea to volunteer due to a notice displayed on a board at my university. I immediately got in touch with first hand. They came back to me quickly and provide me with all information. Two weeks of my stay I spent in Playa Buena Vista at the seat turtle camp. There I got to know the greatest ...

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