Let's Protect the Caribbean Wildlife

opgericht in 2012
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Coördinator | Luis
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Working in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world!
Beach and wildlife on the same program - a perfect combination!
Live in an exotic place surrounded by nature, where the magical songs of the animals and the waves are combined!
Experience the authentic Caribbean!
Be part in the conservation of our environment and help us to preserve our treasure!
At Pacuare, you can observe over 300 species of animals such as mammals, reptiles and birds of the Caribbean zone, and you can actively participate protecting them. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+

The project

This is a wildlife conservation project focused on preserving our natural Caribbean of Costa Rica. We want to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our environment,  through actions such as cleaning the beach where we collect plastic waste for recycling, and the observance of the animals of the area, which gives us information about the amount of wildlife in this beautiful place in the Caribbean. In this way, we obtain information in conjunction with other organizations on the coast in order to consolidate a biological corridor throughout the North Caribbean.

What kind of animals will you find here?

Mammals such as: 3 types of monkeys, capuchins, Howler Monkeys and Spider Monkeys  anteaters, felines, raccoons, kinkayous, horns, among many others. More than 300 species of birds, amphibians such as poison dart frogs and tree frogs, reptiles such as iguanas, crocodiles, Basilisk, snakes and others.

Why our work is important:

Year after year, the human being has been populating many of the habitats that belong to wild animals. Our goal is: We want to monitor the health conditions of the different animal populations that inhabit our Costa Rican Caribbean. Based on the knowledge acquired, we want to implement a plan to restore the areas affected by afforestation and develop environmental education programs in nervy schools.

What do we do?

  • Make transects for forest monitoring
  • Monitoring of mammals 
  • Placement of trap cameras, for the collection of video data
  • Colecting plastic on the beach ( we dedicate most of the program on this point) 
  • Tree sowing
  • Construction of a nursery to germinate trees that will serve us for reforestation

We know that protecting our mother nature is not only about knowing her, but we must also act directly to protect her through different actions, such as collecting garbage on the beach to recycle it and creating endemic nursery reforestation emission areas that have been deforested by logging or the plantation of monocultures

What volunteers do:

Work in the endemic tree nursery, after training, monitoring, participate in our recycling program.

Volunteers will live in Barra de Pacuare, around the house are the Tortuguero canals, the wildlife and the Caribbean Sea, and they will be working in Pacuare,  the members of the staff will be in charge, the volunteers will collaborate in all the tasks designed for them.

We expect volunteers, motivation, attitude, love for wildlife and the protection of animals.

What can volunteers expect from us?

A kind treatment, staff committed to protection and a pleasant environment to work, in addition to the best Costa Rican style of Pura Vida! 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

The schedule will have variations 3 days per wake-up at 4:30 am to do monitoring we start at 5 and end at 6:30 am ( Depending on the information we need, the monitoring can be done 1 to 3 times a week, also schedule can change depending of the animals we are looking for) breakfast at 8:00 am

After 9:00 free time at 2:00 pm we do different tasks such as beach cleaning, Sorting the plastic for recycling, working in the nursery of endemic trees or doing maintenance of the volunteers house 

We do also recreational sports as volleyball, football, or kayaking 


During your time you can enjoy our beautiful beach, of volcanic sand, play football, volleyball, rent bicycle, or rent kayak to enjoy the canals of Tortuguero National Park 

By bicycle you can enjoy around Pacuare 

In front to the project are located a football place, and a volleyball place, there in the afternoons volunteers can enjoy playing with the locals 



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau) ou Spaans (basis niveau)
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 05:00 - 11:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Tortugas de Pacuare

Our goal it's to work for environment conservation, that's the reason our fee is one of the cheapest in Costa Rica the use we give to your fee is:

-Tools for scientific research
-food for the volunteers 
-maintenance for the volunteers house 
-salary for the staff 
Accommodation and food & drink are included in the fees.


The use of resources is very important for us for that our house was made it with logs found on the beach, We got wood from found logs and that way we built the house, electricity for the house we get from solar panels, to this way we are looking to be eco-friendly  it's a house with 4 rooms, for 4 people each room,  2 showers, and 2 toilets, our house is located just in front to the beach with nice views and Caribbean Brice 

Eten & Drank

Typical Costa Rican food, such as gallo pinto, casado, picadillo, tortillas, empanadas and many more typical foods

 Breakfast: coffee or tea, gallo pinto (which is the most typical food for breakfast in Costa Rica) empanadas, pancakes, enyucados, tortillas, picadillo, and normally in the mornings we have tropical fruits (breakfast will be one of these options in the day)

 Lunch and dinner: rice and beans are our Costa Rican food, so the options that you will normally take are commonly accompanied by rice and beans such as picadillo, eggs in sauce, soy meat in sauce, chickpea soap, lentil burger , among other accompaniments.

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Costa Rica.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Costa Rica biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Costa Rica dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Costa Rica.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

For your arrival to the project from San Jose you have to take bus at 2:00 pm to Batan, there Adrián will be waiting for you to bring you to the dock, cost for the taxi $18 

Here you will arrive and you will go from the Tortuguero canals to the project, boat driver name is Don Luis Alberto (cost for the boat transportation $35 both trip. 

We also arrange transportation form the airport to the dock, cost: $120 one way $210 round trip (boat transportation is not included) 

jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
2 - 46 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
3 weken
4 weken
8 weken
16 weken
46 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$230 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Tortugas de Pacuare zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Tortugas de Pacuare gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

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Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
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Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Tortugas de Pacuare

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Let's Protect the Caribbean Wildlife

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