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Sea Turtle Observation Supporter

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1 - 24 settimane  ·  Età 18 - 50+

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Punti Salienti

  • Feel like a part of a family at our small, local project!
  • Enjoy an amazing wild place with deserted beach, river and jungle!
  • Help our team saving and monitoring endangered animals!
  • Help and learn about the local community and biodiversity!
  • Live the real adventure in the heart of Costa Rica's Caribbean nature, while meeting like-minded people!

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Età 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
50+

Sul programma

NEXT SEASON STARTS MARCH, 2024! Take the opportunity of volunteering abroad in an amazing place! Our ecological goal is to observe and protect wildlife.

Come and join us for an unforgettable experience, the only requirement is adventurous blood!


The project Naturaleza Pacuare was founded in 2019 by local people and is also managed by them. Our goal is to preserve the ecosystem in a sustainable way, to support the biodiversity in our country. With the ...

Sul programma

Come and join us for an unforgettable experience, the only requirement is adventurous blood!


The project Naturaleza Pacuare was founded in 2019 by local people and is also managed by them. Our goal is to preserve the ecosystem in a sustainable way, to support the biodiversity in our country. With the help and cooperation of the local population, we have succeeded in creating an atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable and welcome. 


Our program offers a remarkable opportunity for volunteers to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Costa Rica. By participating in our program, you will have the chance to engage with locals, explore their traditions firsthand, and develop a deeper understanding of their way of life. Additionally, you will have the incredible chance to savor delicious local cuisine. Our program offers an invaluable opportunity to gain knowledge about the abundant wildlife that thrives in Costa Rica. Through hands-on experiences you will be able to closely observe and appreciate the rich biodiversity that defines this beautiful country. 


This program observes sea turtles, more specifically leatherback turtles, green sea turtles, and hawksbill turtles. We patrol the beach during the night to make sure the turtles lay their eggs without problems. The eggs then are taken to a hatchery where they stay until they hatch. It is important to patrol the beach during the night to make sure the poachers can’t steal the eggs. Green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles are also in danger themselves, we have to make sure to stay with the from the moment they come to the shore to the moment they have safely entered the sea again. Walking on sand is hard and our beach is 7 kms long, which means the length of a patrol is 4 hours minimum. In case of spotting a nesting turtle, a patrol can last up to 5-6 hours, hence we’re looking for volunteers for this position with good physical condition.


You will need to bring a flashlight for the evenings. Make sure you also pack your preferred items to fight the heat and sun during the day. Pack a mosquito net for above the bed and mosquito spray. We provide bedsheets, but you will have to bring your towel.

For the turtle patrols you will need to bring long black trousers, a black T-shirt and a pair of closed, black shoes or crocs alongside with a flashlight or headlamp that provides red light.

To have internet access - as we live on an island with limited signal - you will need to buy yourself a Kolbi SIM card. Worldwide data plans paid at your own provider won’t work, only the Kolbi Costa Rican line gets signal on the beach. You can buy and activate at the airport or bus station and it costs about $5. Make sure you recharge it another $5-$10 to make sure you have enough data for your time being here.


Giornata tipica

At 8:30 AM, you will have breakfast.

After breakfast the first activity of the day starts which could vary from cleaning our beaches, maintaining our garden, to helping out locals with collecting and peeling coconuts, to name a few.

1 PM is lunchtime.

In the afternoon, depending on the mornings’ ...

Giornata tipica

At 8:30 AM, you will have breakfast.

After breakfast the first activity of the day starts which could vary from cleaning our beaches, maintaining our garden, to helping out locals with collecting and peeling coconuts, to name a few.

1 PM is lunchtime.

In the afternoon, depending on the mornings’ workload, we either do a second activity or enjoy free time on the beach playing games, reading, napping and on days when the sea is safe, we even enjoy a nice swim together! Our volunteers who are joining our turtle monitoring program we always advise to take the afternoon off and relax, so they are ready for the night’s walk.

At 7 PM we have dinner.

Before going to bed or patrol, we like to play some card games or maybe light a bonfire on the beach when we’re not in turtle season.


Attività del tempo libero

In your free time you will be able to enjoy jungle walks, playing sports and cards with other volunteers, fishing, kayaking and even make bonfires on the beach, when we’re not in turtle season. You can learn the local cuisine while helping out locals and try out the typical dance types of Costa ...

Attività del tempo libero

In your free time you will be able to enjoy jungle walks, playing sports and cards with other volunteers, fishing, kayaking and even make bonfires on the beach, when we’re not in turtle season. You can learn the local cuisine while helping out locals and try out the typical dance types of Costa Rica.

You can also organize trips to some of the touristic cities of Costa Rica, e.g. La Fortuna, Puerto Viejo, Monte Verde. The project also organizes day-tours to Tortuguero to go see the national park.


Requisiti

Requisiti

Età minima: 18 anni

Per partecipare al programma è necessario avere almeno 18 anni alla data di inizio del programma. Potrebbero esserci delle esenzioni se si è in grado di fornire il permesso del proprio tutore legale o se si è accompagnati dai propri genitori.

Competenze linguistiche

È necessario parlare di Inglese (livello intermedio)

Restrizioni sulla nazionalità

Nessuna restrizione. Gli aiuti da tutto il mondo sono benvenuti.

Impegno di tempo

Il vostro aiuto sarà richiesto lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì e venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Servizi inclusi

Servizi per Naturaleza de Pacuare

The fees are used to maintain the camp, buy food and materials for our day-to-day work.

Alloggio

Our volunteer accommodation features a range of basic amenities to make your stay comfortable. Constructed primarily from wood, it boasts two dorm rooms that can accommodate several volunteers. The house also includes a private bathroom that features a shower and toilet with the essential amenities provided. A kitchen is attached to the house from the outside where we prepare volunteers' meals.

Cibo e Bevande

We provide three meals a day.

We will be preparing a mixture of local and internationals meals to give a chance to our volunteers to get to know as much about cuisine as possible. We always have some cookies and fruits if you feel snackish during the day! There’s always water available but if you feel up for something special, you can treat yourself to some cold drinks at the local minibar, where you can also get some other kinds of snacks.

For breakfast we normally prepare e.g. sandwiches, pancake, or the local options, gallo pinto and empanadas. For lunch we like to go a bit light and have some veggies with some rice and fruits on the side. In the evening, we like making meals with rice and beans or potatoes, a meal with meat or fish for the carnivores, a veggie option for vegetarians/vegans, a salad or some pasta.

We are generally a vegetarian camp, meat is only served 2-3 times a week maximum. 

Accesso a Internet

Accesso limitato al sito del progetto

Cosa NON è incluso?

Cosa NON è incluso?

Prelievo dall'aeroporto a Juan Santamaria International Airport

Neanche il prelievo dall'aeroporto è incluso nel costo del programma.

Biglietti aerei

L'aeroporto più vicino è Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) a San Jose. Vi aiutiamo a trovare voli economici per Costa Rica. TROVARE VOLI ECONOMICI

Assicurazione di viaggio

Andare all'estero è un'avventura ed è sempre meglio essere preparati. Malattia o infortunio improvviso, annullamento o furto: un'assicurazione di viaggio per Costa Rica offre sicurezza ed è un vantaggio da avere. OTTENERE UN PREZZO

Vaccini

Se avete intenzione di fare volontariato a Costa Rica dovete chiedere un parere medico prima di iniziare il vostro viaggio sociale. Controllare le vaccinazioni richieste per Costa Rica. CHECKER PER I VACCINI

Dettagli all'arrivo

The best and cheapest way to arrive is by taking the bus from San Jose to Bataan. You can catch it at Grand Terminal del Caribe in San José center and buy your tickets directly there. The bus leaves at 2, 4 or 6PM. Costs about 4000 Costa Rican colones. Then you catch the taxi from Bataan bus station (which is already pre-organized and waiting for you) to the boat dock for 10 000 colones. To finish off your journey, a 25-minute long, unbelievable trip by boat on the river which costs 35 000 colones, already including your departure ride. The whole trip all together takes about 4,5 hours.

If you prefer a quicker and more comfortable option, we can arrange a private taxi from San José up to the boat dock, it has a cost of $120. By car (depending on the traffic), you can get to Bataan in about 3 hours.

You can join us all year long, any day of the week.

Disponibilità
gen feb mar apr mag giu lug ago set ott nov dic

Tariffe del programma

1 settimana (soggiorno min.) 277€
2 settimane 554€
24 settimane (soggiorno max.) 6.653€
Tariffe medie 277€/settimana

Tariffe del programma

277€ tariffe settimanali 1 - 24 settimane Età 18 - 50+

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1 - 24 settimane

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Naturaleza de Pacuare

Buono 4.2 rating (31 recensioni)

Agenzia - fondata nel 2019

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Naturaleza de Pacuare, a local organization in love with nature works on biodiversity protection in the Carribean coast, to offer eco international volunteering.

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The project Naturaleza Pacuare was founded to 100% by local people from Costa Rica and is also managed by them. Our goal is to preserve the ecosystem in a sustainable way, to support the biodiversity in our country and to protect the sea turtles and others animals, some of which are highly endangered. With the help and cooperation of the local population, we have succeeded in creating an atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable and welcome. With the knowledge of doing something good and valuable, everyone should have the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on the world. We offer slow and eco tourism and international volunteering. Volunteering abroad and especially in Costa Rica is an opportunity to enjoy nature and wildlife and participate to animals rescue.

31 recensioni · rating4.2

Everyone was really welcoming and it was on a really cool spot with lots of lovely wildlife that felt like a desert island, however we did feel deserted. The internet access is actually a pole on the beach that you have to hold your phone in the sky to make it work, so if you fancy contacting your ...
I was really excited to volunteer to help protect the turtles, however the living conditions of the project is disappointing. The food was very nice and we had 3 cooked meals a day, which were very filling and it was nice to sit together and chat. The area itself is beautiful and we loved the range ...
Tore Haaland rating2.6

2023 at Sea Turtle Observation Supporter

On one hand, many, very many, nice, beautiful and memorable nature experiences. Unlimited access to coconuts from the palmtrees on the beach being a superb bonus. I emptied a dozen a day.... On the other hand, an extremely lonely experience. I only speak limited spanish, and only on a couple of ...
Baptiste Liscouët rating1

2023 at Sea Turtle Observation Supporter

***** Statement from the organization below ***** A Disastrous Experience at Naturaleza de Pacuare We feel compelled to share our recent experience with Naturaleza de Pacuare, an organization we had high hopes for. Our week-long stay from July 11th to July 18th, 2023, turned into a ...
Lisa Henfling rating4.6

2023 at Sea Turtle Observation Supporter

Wir waren als Pärchen dort und es wurde sehr auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen. Man bewegt sich dort nur zu Fuß oder mit dem Boot voran, dass jeden Ausflug zum Abenteuer macht. Wir haben täglich tolle Tiere gesehen und die Zeit dort sehr genossen. Das Essen war immer sehr lecker und reichlich, die ...
Marlen Gabriel rating4.6

2023 at Sea Turtle Observation Supporter

Wir haben eine Woche Mitte Juli an dem Projekt teilgenommen und hatten eine schöne Zeit! Schon unsere Ankunft hat sehr gut funktioniert und war perfekt organisiert. Wir wurden sehr nett empfangen, alle waren sehr freundlich und wir wurden immer ausreichend und gut bekocht. Im Camp gibt es wie in ...

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