The main objective is to protect adult female turtles from human predators, wildlife and natural events.
Wake up today and meet the other volunteers that you will be spending the next few weeks with! Today you will get a lot more information about the project. You will be given an orientation and three meals a day.
Activities will include night patrols along the beach, data collection, beach clean-up and area maintenance, monitoring of the baby turtle hatchery, counting baby turtles and releasing them - depending on the season. Your days are very busy so be prepared for hard work.
Turtle conservation is 24 hours per day! The hatchery is monitored in 3 or 5 hour shifts all day and night, and the night patrols can run in 4 hour shifts from 7pm through until 4am – generally volunteers will work alternate hatchery and night patrols during the night.
During the day, volunteers will work from 6am until 11am in beach cleaning, maintenance and house cleaning. There may also be some light work in the afternoons.
In the airport´s exit you will find a lot of taxi drivers pushing themselves on you for business. Please look for your name, our staff members will be there for you.
The accommodation at Montezuma is a basic structure – actually two apartments joined together - that consists of a large common areas and balconies, kitchen and eating area. There are three dorm rooms with bunk beds for volunteers. There are showers and toilet facilities, running water, and drinking water available.
Volunteers will receive three meals a day at the project ( breakfast, lunch and dinner). Food
provided is according to a typical Costa Rican diet, and consists mainly of rice, beans,
salads, pasta, vegetables and fruit.