Get in direct contact with turtles and help us to conserve this wonderful species with our organisation.
Working with Turtles
Walks by night to patrol with local guides to collect turtle eggs and relocate them to a turtle hatchery where they will be safe from poachers.
Volunteers will work also in the maintenance of the camp, beach cleaning and in our recycling program.
Our program it's a communal initiative and we work closely with the people from Barra de Pacuare. You will learn lots about our culture because we promote contact with locals. In return they will be offering the opportunity to do fishing tours, kayak, or tours by boat to Tortuguero National Park.
We also spend our time to do community service work and help to maintain community facilities, local schools, sports fields, and execute beach cleanups in conjunction with the Blue Flag committee. In addition we help the local population with construction of gardens.
The project is located 40 km south of Tortuguero in a small town called Barra de Pacuare in the middle of the Caribbean. This makes us one of the most important points for the arrival of leatherback turtles, green turtles, and hawksbill turtles. These are the most threatened species and extinction is a serious danger.
Our goal is to save turtles, so the fee asked for participation in the program is very low, this helps us maintain the station and save one of the most amazing animals in the ocean.
Volunteers will have different tasks each day, working with turtles is the best experience ever.
* 8:30 am: breakfast
* 12:30 am: lunch
* 9:30 am: communal work
* 2:30 pm: communal work
Total communal work during the day is approx. 2 hours
* 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
* 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
* 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
* 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
* 10:00 pm to 4:00 am
* 4:00 am to 8:00 am
* 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
* 12:00 am to 4:00 am
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Your helping hand will be required on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Volunteers will have the chance to spend their time enjoying the wild life, meeting many different animals, practicing sports on the beach or simply tan themselves lying on the beach.