STC Sea Turtle Blog

Go Wild with Sea Turtles!

Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Eco-Volunteer Adventure program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hands-on with sea turtles in beautiful Tortuguero, Costa Rica. This year’s Leatherback Eco-Volunteer Adventures begin March 23rd.

STC Research Station in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Since the 1950s, Sea Turtle Conservancy has conducted extensive nest monitoring research on Tortuguero’s beaches. Eco-Volunteers work with researchers to participate in sea turtle research and conservation activities, including nightly sea turtle walks on Tortuguero’s black sand beach. During the day, volunteers are encouraged to explore the village, bird-watch or relax riverside. Volunteers can also enjoy hiking through jungle trails, exploring volcanoes and boating through the area’s intricate canal systems.

Eco-Volunteer Adventures run from March through October and are all-inclusive (excludes international airfare). Lodging and in-country transportation are provided, along with authentic Costa Rican meals cooked three times daily. Eco-Volunteers can choose from one to three week programs and from one of the three housing options, all located only steps from Tortuguero National Park. All Eco-Volunteers must be in good physical health and be at least 18 years old (16 if accompanied by an adult) to participate

If you are interested in joining our team and giving back on your next vacation, visit /volunteer-research-programs.php for more information on STC’s Eco-Volunteer Adventure program.