A real and sustainable sea turtle conservation program with the opportunity to participate in many other activities, like reforestation, recycling for a short term.
The daily tasks involve beach patrols, nest checking to see if hatchlings have hatched, hatchling release when they are ready, general maintenance of the centre such as sweeping floors and ensuring all areas are clean, receiving groups of children and sometimes doing environmental education activities with them. We give our environmental education talks to over 5000 persons per year as well as organizing activities such as reforestation, beach clean ups, etc. so you might get involved in these as well while you are here.
There is plenty to do at the centre which is right on the beach so swimming and body boarding is one of the volunteers favourite activities. There are also mangroves and rivers nearby to go explore in kayaks, as well as bigger rapids about 1,5h away to go white-water rafting. There are famous ancient ruins to visit as well as towns and cities to get to know, with their selection of museums and restaurants etc.
Airport pick up is provided. The drive time from the airport to the site is about 2.5h.
We have a couple of dorm rooms and camping at the site, the rooms have toilet and shower en suite. For camping we have shared showers (with ocean view!) and toilets available.
3 meals a day included with drinks, coffee etc. Fairly traditional mexican food but also more European versions available especially for breakfast. Vegetarian meals available on request.