Tambor Bay Turtles

Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Tambor, Costa Rica.

Volunteering Activities

Animal Care
Conservation Work

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

The turtle season goes from July 27th to December 12th. Volunteers have to stay minimum one week and we welcome new volunteers EVERY MONDAY. (This is for training and orientation reasons).
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Week
You can stay as maximum as you want from July 27th to December 12th
Individuals, Family with Kids, Retirees

What we Provide

Types: Volunteer House

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.

Types: Accommodate Dietary Restrictions

Three meals a day. We will cook our own food, all together.
Snacks are not included.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
First Aid
Swimming Pool
Laundry Service
Hospital Transport
Purified Drinking Water

Our Fees

$40 daily

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.

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Social Activities

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.

Contact Person

Iratxe Casado
Tambor, Tambor, Costa Rica.
100% response rate , 13 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to support us

Headlamps with red light
Latex Gloves
Office items, like paper, pencils, pens, markers, staples...
Whiteboard and markers

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

Project coordinator, volunteer coordinator, data processing, organize environmental education, beach clean ups, patrols...


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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.