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3 day trip

Sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica

3 day trip

Sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica

4 reviews
Work with biologists to conserve the sea turtle population at Pacuare Beach
Duration
3 days
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
Includes
Transportation, Accommodations, Food
3 day trip

Sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica

3 day trip

Sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica

4 reviews
Work with biologists to conserve the sea turtle population at Pacuare Beach
Duration
3 days
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
Includes
Transportation, Accommodations, Food

What you'll do

Help trained researchers patrol the beach in Pacuare to look for nesting adult female turtles. If we find a turtle, we’ll take biometric data from her before collecting the eggs from her nest and taking them back to the safe hatchery. We aim to relocate 100% of the nests we find in order to avoid poaching, predation, and erosion. Be prepared to walk 14km (8.7 miles) round trip on the beach during our shift. This is a social impact trip where 100% of what you pay goes to the Latin American Sea Turtles Association (LAST).

Your itinerary

Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

Caring expert hosts

Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

Diverse animals

Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Last
2017
Joined Airbnb
139
Guests hosted
2
Experiences hosted

Last

LAST (Latin American Sea Turtles) Association is a Costa Rican NGO working to make a change in sea turtle conservation. 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.

About the organization

LAST

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 fulfill their ecological roles and economic potential; and critical natural habitats are sustainably managed.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to LAST.

What's included

Transportation
1 boat ride
Food
4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 4 lunches
Accommodations
3 nights in a cabin

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Where you'll be

Pacuare is a remote field station on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Pacuare is located 45 minutes from Batán by boat, and Batán is a 3-hour drive from Costa Rica’s capital city, San José.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable in basic conditions, no electricity, cold water showers. Guests should be in good physical condition. The night walks can be challenging, Please note that we cannot predict or guarantee…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This experience involves walking up to 4 hours along the beach to find nesting turtles. All work takes place at night. There is no phone signal or internet available. Accommodation is basic and shared
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3 day trip
Sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica
4 reviews
$139 / person
4 reviews
$139 / person