Tambor Bay Turtles
What We Need
This is a turtle conservation project so our main duties will be:
- Night and early morning patrols on the beach, searching for nests.
- Collecting data on nesting turtles.
- Collecting the eggs and taking them to the hatchery.
- Monitoring the hatchery to ensure that every baby hatched is returned safely to the ocean.
- Regular beach clean-ups
- environmental education
- working on various community projects.
When & Who
What we Provide
Accommodation is at Los Delfines Golf and Country Club, in Tambor Bay, Nicoya Peninsula. Volunteers stay in a fully equipped house with shared rooms and bathrooms. Wi-Fi, tv, washing machine and ceiling fans are available.
The house is just 50m from the beach and there is access to a swimming pool.
Three meals a day. We will cook our own food, all together.
Snacks are not included.
The fee includes accommodation and meals, also local transportation and orientation. Costa Rica is an expensive country, so most of your money goes directly to cover the house and the food. And just a little part, ($10) will go to cover salaries.
More Services we Offer
The tours are not included in the price. We will do some excursions that are free, like going to the waterfall, birding, hiking... but there is the option to enjoy some tours like snorkeling in Tortuga island, kayaking, canopy, surf lesson, bioluminescence...where you will have to pay.
Other Ways to support us
Headlamps with red light
Office items, like paper, pencils, pens, markers, staples...
Whiteboard and markers
Additional Info about Us
Project coordinator, volunteer coordinator, data processing, organize environmental education, beach clean ups, patrols...
You can stay in Costa Rica as a tourist for 90 days.
The only thing which changes is the turtle activity. In July and August, there is not baby turtles yet,
September and October, the busiest months, where we have many female turtles and also baby turtles are hatchling.
Then November and December the number of turtles coming to lay their eggs is getting lower, but we still have many baby turtles to release.