Volunteer with Latin American Sea Turtles

Latin American Sea Turtles

LAST has close to thirty years' experience working with Costa Rican sea turtles, and staff are experts when it comes to sea turtle population management, community based conservation, coastal management and volunteer assisted research.

LAST (Latin American Sea Turtles) Association (formerly WIDECAST-Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican group with 11 members and a directive board of 5, working together to make a change in sea turtle conservation. We are member of WIDECAST, an internacional scientific network with country coordinators resident in more than 40 countries and territories of the Wider Caribbean Region. Our field teams are integrated by local assistants with unparalleled experience in sea turtle research and conservation, people with vast experience working with volunteers and environmental enthusiasts developing creative strategies to avoid the extinction of these species.

Our Activities

What We Need

Volunteers assist our biologist with data collection of endangered leatherback turtles. Volunteers will patrol the beach at night time looking for nesting turtles, in order to protect and relocate the nests and take information from the turtle. Once the eggs hatch volunteers are responsible for collecting information from the babies before releasing them.

March until October
minimum stay 1 week

What We Provide


shared dorm style cabins on the beach, 3 local meals per day. Rustic accommodation, solar energy only.

Important Info

Suitable For

Individuals, Groups

Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

5 to 10 people


$35 per day for food, accommodation , biologist fees and materials
$45 round trip boat transportation

Watch Us

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Help out from Home

Logo and Graphic Design

design of educational information and flyers for digital publishing ( social networks, newsletters etc )

Our Recent Supporters


Your Contact Person

Nicki Wheeler
Tibas, San Jose,Costa Rica.
95% response rate , 46 hour(s) response time.

Other Information

Pacuare is a very remote location with very few ameneties - come prepared!

Our Wish List

• Rechargeable Batteries (AAA)
• Battery charger (AAA)
• Headlamp (with red light)
• Waterproof notebook
• Pencil, pen, whiteboard marker
• Backpacks (dark colors as they are used during patrols)

What are you waiting for?

We at Latin American Sea Turtles would love to hear from you!