Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

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Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

from £1,615
Duration: from 14 days
Countries: Costa Rica
Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project in Playa Matapalo with tours of a sugar cane & coffee plantation at Monteverde and a Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour in Santa Elena.

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

For the turtle species to continue to exist, much help is needed from both local communities and volunteers. One way in which you can help is to assist during the turtle-nesting season, and this turtle conservation project in Costa Rica provides you with the opportunity to do just that.

At present, only a tiny number of the eggs laid will grow to become an adult turtle. Human interference cannot be held solely responsible; however, our behaviour has greatly diminished turtle population sizes.

The aim of this project is to help protect and preserve some natural nesting sites that do not hold an official category of protection from the Costa Rican Government.

Four different species of sea turtles frequent the Pacific coast of Costa Rica - Lora (olive ridley), Negra (green turtle), Carey (hawksbill) and Baula (leatherback turtle).

These species are in danger of extinction as a result of various human activities such as infrastructure development, light pollution, transportation of vehicles and the capture of adult turtles.

This means it is increasingly important to help conserve nesting sites, which are crucial to the continued existence of the turtles; by volunteering on this amazing programme you will be able to play your part in securing the future of these fascinating creatures.

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Releasing tiny baby turtles into the sea
Helping to construct a turtle hatchery
Collecting eggs you find on the beach, and taking them to the hatchery (“vivero”) for protection
Searching for marked turtles and collecting data
Live on the pacific coast of central America with it’s beautiful beaches


Return economy airfares to San Jose.
16 days Economy travel insurance.
Pre-departure support and discounted services
24-hour emergency phone
Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
Long term experienced staff
Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
All meals (unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
Welcome meeting
Location orientation
All necessary project training by experienced staff
All necessary project equipment and materials
24-hour in-country support

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Price is per person and subject to availability

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