Minimum 2 weeks stay required
Turtles are incredibly fascinating, and they are also at-risk. They face many obstacles during their existence like habitat loss, predators, and poachers. Volunteers at this project concentrate on building and maintaining safe environments for the turtles. Volunteers will be working with local community members and conservation groups to protect the habitat and also educate others about these endangered species and their importance.
There are no skills required to volunteer in the project. You should however be physically fit as the work can get physically demanding. If you understand Spanish, you'll be able to communicate with the locals and work more effectively, however, this is not a necessity. You can also take Spanish classes while volunteering.
Turtle conservation project is situated in two locations: North Pacific Coast and Caribbean Coast. The North Pacific Coast is characterized by sunny days and stunning beaches and the climate is hot and dry. The area also has numerous rainforests and supports many interesting wildlife. It only takes about 2-3 hours to reach the Coast from San Jose.
The Caribbean Coastline contains many nature reserves and is very popular for nature seekers and adventure tourists. The Tortuguero National Park in Lemon Province, with biological diversity due to the existence within the reserve of eleven different habitats, including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons, is one of the most famous region in the Caribbean Coast.