Latin American Sea Turtles
Our vision is to realize a future where all inhabitants of the Costa Rican coasts, human and sea turtle alike, can live together in balance; where healthy populations of sea turtles fulfil their ecological roles and economic potential; and critical natural habitats are sustainably managed.
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.
When & Who
What we Provide
Shared dorm-style cabins on the beach. Rustic accommodation; solar energy only.
3 local meals per day.
the one off boat fees cover the costs of getting you into the project from the pick up point. It includes taxi and boat, and is round trip.
More Services we Offer
We are available by e mail or video call for pre trip assistance
Airport pick up and drop off can be organized for an additional fee
Orientation is compulsory and included in the fees.
Other Ways to Help
• 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).
Additional Info about Us
Our onsite biologist runs all the scientific aspects of the project, and all field work.
Our station manager organizes boat and taxi transportations, maintenance of the station, and inventories
Our international research assistants are in charge of supervising and training volunteers
The international coordinator works in the office in San Jose, and is in charge of admin.
Pacuare is a very remote location with very few amenities - please come prepared!
Nesting season - March - September
Hatchling season - May - November
We are a member of WIDECAST, an international 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.