Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation (STA exclusive)
Day 1 San José
Transfer from San José airport to your San José hostel.
Day 2 Playa Matapalo (D)
After an orientation talk about the project, transfer to the project in a shared shuttle, which will drop you off approximately 1km at the entrance to the project.
Days 3-6 Playa Matapalo (4B,4L,4D)
Spend your days volunteering at the sea turtle project. Activities will include night patrols along the beach, data collection, beach clean-up and area maintenance, monitoring of the baby turtle hatchery, counting baby turtles and releasing them - depending on the season. Volunteers also share in household chores and cooking of meals and clean-up. Your days are very busy and activities vary from day to day, depending on current projects and season. In your spare time enjoy the very sleepy beach-side town of Playa Matapalo. Leisure activities can include surf lessons, relaxing on the beach and enjoying legendary sunsets.
Day 7 Playa Matapalo (B)
The volunteer project coordinator can assist you with organizing your return to San José or any continuing travel you may have planned. Add on extra weeks if desired, with no maximum length of volunteering.