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Sea Turtle Conservation Program Costa Rica



We offer a turtle conservation program based in Costa Rica, whose aim is the protection of sea turtles with the help of volunteers. The participation of volunteers contributes to the improvement of the living conditions and education of the local inhabitants. By helping to generate an income for the locals through an affordable turtle volunteer […]

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Dates of program:
From the 1st of March until the 1st of September every year

Duration of program:
1 week minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+ (when you are under 18 years old you need to be under supervision of your parents, so families are welcome)

As the project is non-profit the costs are relatively low. The costs are from US$35 per day and a one-time only contribution of US$45 towards transportation costs (two-way boat trip and taxi rides). The price includes comprehensive adult turtle training, turtle 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. We are 100% sure you will not find a cheaper or better turtle project anywhere!

Other information:
If you have any questions, check out the FAQ-page. If you cannot find an answer to your question you may send it to us at the bottom of the FAQ-page. Within 4 days you’ll have an answer.


Amazing experience but hard work
"I spent a week here and I can honestly it was a week I will never forget. Once you arrive you are shown to your basic dorm, there is no electricity (so don't forget your solar chargers and torches). You start work on the day you arrive. There are two main jobs that you do, patrol the beach or look after the nursery. This includes during the night, all patrols (in groups) are done during the night and you're walking on the beach for 4 ish hours looking for turtles, as mother mainly come in during the night and you need to find them before the poachers. If on the nursery (is pairs) you are responsible for checking the nests every 15 mins and if a nest hatches then you have to carry out some checks and then release the babies, this is one of the most exciting experiences and it's amazing to watch them all hurry into the water....you grow very attached to the babies. The food is delicious but very carb heavy. You are directly helping the turtles but it is not easy work but it is 100% worth it. Some of my favourite things were seeing the Milky Way, the sky is breathtaking. Seeing a leatherback mother, she was incredible. Seeing so many baby leatherback. If you can get over the basic living and willing to work hard then you will have the most amazing experience!"- Gaia Wilson

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