Protect Turtles on Tropical Beaches

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Protect Turtles on Tropical Beaches

from £759
Duration: from 1 week to 3 months
Countries: Costa Rica
Patrol the glorious sandy beaches of Costa Rica as you wait for turtles to come to shore and lay their eggs. Help protect hundreds of baby turtles as they scramble to the sea post hatching.
Summary

Protect Turtles on Tropical Beaches

An inspiring project
The world’s sea turtle populations are under serious threat.  One way to stem the decline is to make sure that turtle eggs are protected from predators and poachers and to keep an eye on the newly hatched turtles as they make their precarious journey across the sand to the sea. 

Adult turtle on the beach

Your role

We’ll place you alongside staff and volunteers at a marine and research organisation doing just this on the beaches of Costa Rica. We offer you a choice of four beach sites within small village communities along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. You will get a real feel for this stunning country while getting involved in local life. As a volunteer you will be an active member of the team, helping to protect nesting turtles and their eggs, and ensuring that the baby turtles make it safely to the sea.  The role involves lots of gentle walking along the beach to monitor nesting sites and the hatching process.  All in an idyllic location! It’s a very sociable experience, working alongside other volunteers, staff and local villagers.  You’ll soon feel part of the community.  Some of our volunteers go even further and teach English to the village children.  It’s a great way to get to know local people and feel part of things. The added bonus is that you’ll be improving your Spanish too.  There is plenty of time for relaxing and exploring as well.  You can surf, ride horses on the beach, swim in the lagoons or get out into the mountains and rainforests.

Accommodation
You will be based with staff and other volunteers in basic but comfortable accommodation.  In three of the locations the beach is literally on your doorstep!

Support
Our UK staff will get you fully prepared beforehand and will be able to advise and help throughout.  Once in Costa Rica you’ll be met at the airport and well looked after by the local staff too.

Costa Rica Sunset


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Price details:

from £759

Duration Details:

Your placement can be extended at a cost of £240 per week

Do you accept non UK citizens?

Yes

About Oyster Worldwide Ltd

We’ll send you to places you’ve never been, to try new things and meet new people - bring fun and opportunities to kids in the developing world, join a wildlife conservation team, work on an Australian farm, perfect a foreign language or finance an amazing ski season working in a Canadian resort. Whatever you choose, we’ll help you get it right!

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Costa Rica Sunset
Turtle volunteers at dinner
Adult turtle on the beach
Volunteers spelling Turtle!
Volunteer with adult Turtle
Costa Rica beach by day
Volunteer with Oyster
Baby Turtles
Volunteers monitoring
Volunteer with Turtle on beach
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