Turtle Conservation Supporter

With your contribution you help with the protection of the sea turtles and the improvement of the living conditions of the local inhabitants. Become a volunteer!

La Tortuga Feliz is a non-profit organization and can only stay successful if volunteers participate in the project. With your contribution you help with the protection of the sea turtles and the improvement of the living conditions of the local inhabitants. Maybe even more importantly you will have the best time of your life!

You can help with the realization of the projects' objectives by patrolling the beaches for turtles at night together with the local inhabitants, manning the hatchery and caring for recuperating adult turles in the turtle rescue and rehabilitation centre. In addition you will be involved with the day to day operational duties of running the project. 

The project area is on a unique place at the caribbean beach with lots of wildlife! 

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Other Skills
The work can sometimes be physically demanding as you have to walk for several hours on the beach in all weathers looking for nesting adult turtles so you should be fit!
Time Commitment
Regular working hours are hardly predicable. It mainly depends on the work force. Get in touch with La Tortuga Feliz straight ahead to get more infos about current to dos and objectives.

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Turtle Conservation Supporter Beach accomodation Volunteer with baby turtle Green turtle Volunteers at the beach Turtle Conservation Supporter

Free-time activities

After volunteering you can fish, sunbathe on the beach, read a book in a hammock, play several games, play soccer or volleyball, hike, and of course learn Spanish.



What's included?
The price includes comprehensive adult turtle training, turlte hatchery training (practical and theory),3 meals per day, lodging, coffee and tea and of course you will have the best time of your life. Your contribution is spent on food costs, the salaries for the local participants and investments in the project. There is a one time fee included of $40usd which includes roundtrip transportation from the village bataan to the project area. This includes a 4x4 taxi drive and boatrip.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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You will lodge in a dormitory style beach cabin that sleeps up to 6 people.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Besides the local & international meals three times a day, there is tea and coffee. Furthermore we have our own fresh water source. We cater to vegetarians too.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
9 weeks
17 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Parismina/Costa Rica between 1 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. La Tortuga Feliz will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with La Tortuga Feliz during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Pacuare river mouth, close to parismina, Parismina, Costa Rica