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Save Turtles - South Tortuguero

location
2 - 12 semanas  ·  Edad 17 - 50+

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

Puntos Relevantes

  • Make memories you'll never forget watching and helping turtles in their natural habitat.
  • Learn about marine turtles.
  • Simplify your life - back to basics.
  • Enjoy the pura vida lifestyle on a breathtaking beach.

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 17+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas

Sobre el programa

Help to monitor the habits of marine turtles and work with injured turtles in our rescue center.

About the Program

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!

The program is located on a remote Caribbean beach, about 30 km south of Tortuguero. Fresh water canals and the ...

Sobre el programa

About the Program

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!

The program is located on a remote Caribbean beach, about 30 km south of Tortuguero. Fresh water canals and the tropical vegetation provide habitat for not only an abundant quantity of birds and mammals such as monkeys, tamanduas, raccoons, coati, sloths, but also for manatees and fresh water dolphins, turtles, crocodiles and iguanas. The area is not only unique in every way, but is also a famous nesting site for many Leatherback, Hawksbill and Green sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs. 

Illegal egg poaching and hunting for sea turtles, pollution and beach erosion are threatening the survival of the already critically endangered animals. This has caused an alarming decline in turtles being born on this beach. 

This program is a very established camp with rather comfortable facilities – compared to other programs. They have a rescue center for taking care of injured sea turtles. The program site can be only reached by boat.

Our Volunteers

Our Volunteers should have a love for nature and fun with outdoor-living. They should be prepared for sometimes physically demanding work and work at unusual hours as most of the turtle nesting occurs at night. The volunteers should bring a sleeping bag, repellent, mosquito net, flashlight, batteries, rain protection (May - November), sun protection and a hat or cap. 

The program is available from mid February until November. Until June there will be many Leatherback turtles and from then on it's time for the Green sea turtles. 



Día típico

Your Tasks

Together with local research assistants of the community you will patrol the beach in three sectors (2.4 km each) and two shifts from 8 pm to 12 am and 12 am to 4 am. It takes at least 4 hours to patrol the beach effectively.

If a nesting turtle is found, the eggs are collected and ...

Día típico

Your Tasks

Together with local research assistants of the community you will patrol the beach in three sectors (2.4 km each) and two shifts from 8 pm to 12 am and 12 am to 4 am. It takes at least 4 hours to patrol the beach effectively.

If a nesting turtle is found, the eggs are collected and relocated into a hatchery. The turtle work is done following an official protocol and involves tagging, taking biometry and other important data of the turtle. Additionally, you help maintaining the rescue center and take care for injured sea turtles. You will also build new breeding grounds and maybe help building up new camps. Additionally you clean and mark the beaches.


Actividades de tiempo libre

Your camp is in a very remote area - save your free days to go on a longer trip at the end of your Project!

You can travel down the coast to visit Cahuita, Puerto Viejo or our rainforest lodge. Or hop over to the pacific coast and visit us in Sámara! Also, there are many beautiful National Parks to ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

Your camp is in a very remote area - save your free days to go on a longer trip at the end of your Project!

You can travel down the coast to visit Cahuita, Puerto Viejo or our rainforest lodge. Or hop over to the pacific coast and visit us in Sámara! Also, there are many beautiful National Parks to see: Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Rincón de la Vieja ...  


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

Requisitos educativos

a nivel de

Documentos necesarios

Copy of health insurance (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, then you have to bring the written allowance of your parents - we provide a form 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

Accommodation and meals are included.

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.

Alojamiento

You will be living an cabinas – shared with other volunteers.
The remoteness of the beach and the basic living conditions at the project site offer an exclusive condition. The lack of phone signal, cars, shops, and other modern life facilities enriches the quality of an extraordinary experience and allows a connection between people and nature, creating the best environment for making a difference in the life of these amazing creatures – the marine turtles.

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

¿Qué NO está incluido?

¿Qué NO está incluido?

Recogida en el aeropuerto Juan Santamaria International Airport

La recogida en el aeropuerto tampoco está incluida en el precio del programa.

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. It starts every Monday or every Thursday. Please arrive at least one day before the programs starts.

You can only leave this project on Monday or on Thursday.

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

Cuotas del programa

2 semanas (estancia min.) 980€
3 semanas 1.274€
4 semanas 1.568€
12 semanas (estancia max.) 3.920€
Cuota promedio 408€/semana

Cuotas del programa

408€ 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

Beate Flatjord rating4.8

2024 at Animal Rescue & Release Center

Working with animals at the rescue center. Get to work close with the animals. Cleaning enclosures, feding and a lot of other differente tasks. Really fun to get to see the animals up close and work with them. Also a lot of nice and fun people. Fun activities and things to see on your free ...
Laurence Bouchayer rating4.4

2024 at Save Turtles in Montezuma

I had a great time in ASVO. Such an experience. You should communicate more about the conditions there, night shifts and very basics conditions of staying in the house. ..
Bianca Reis rating4.6

2023 at Animal Rescue & Release Center

I had a great time at the Animal Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo. I worked five days per week and had two days off. Every day there are three different tasks you can do, such as cleaning the enclosure, feeding the animals etc. You will work with many animals like sloths, baby monkeys, birds, macaws. ..
Mélina Valloir Cherki rating4.4

2023 at Support Children in Schools in Beach Villages

This has been the best trip of my life. This experience was incredible on all levels. First of all the family that hosted me were very kind, very welcoming and very present when I needed help. Secondly, in regards to the school that I helped out in, everyone there was extremely nice to me and made ...
Julia Roth rating4.8

2022 at Save Turtles and Sloths

It really was an unforgettable time, lots fun and I met many nice people there. What we experienced while working was incredibly interesting and exiting. In our free time, too, we visited many different, great places or went to the sea. A wonderful ...
Hana Horvathova rating4.6

2022 at Save Turtles and Sloths

I joined the turtles and sloths project in Matapalo through First Hand, it was an amazing experience overall. I have been at the project during the rainy season which I still recommend highly. First Hand has shown great support during the onboarding period before the start of the project and later ...

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