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. In the off-season (late November to late February) you help with maintenance of the buildings and preparations for the next season by creating an ideal environment for turtles to lay their eggs.
Turtle season is from the 1st of March until the 1st of September
The minimum stay is one week.
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.
La tortuga feliz is a non profit organisation, based in Costa Rica, whose aims are 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.
Costs are between $35 & $43 per night including 3 meals daily and a place to stay.