An Eco-Volunteer Adventure is a unique and educational way to take part in sustainable travel that helps conservation. With hands-on opportunities Eco-Volunteer Adventures are designed to get you up close and personal with sea turtles or birds.
Eco-Volunteers must be 18 years or older. This experience is ideal for educators, couples, spring breakers, groups, or anyone who is interested in helping sea turtles and making a difference. Discounts are available for groups of six or more.
There are three types of accommodations available:
$ Rustic, dorm-style living, includes 2 sets of bunk beds and community bathrooms
$$ Scientist residence includes private bedrooms and bathrooms with a common living area
$$$ Eco-lodges are completely private accommodations only a five minute walk from the research station
Eco-Volunteer Adventures run from March through October. Options include 1, 2 and 3 week sessions. Click here for more information on session dates.
Prices start at $1,508 per person, all inclusive. This price does not include international airfare. Click here for more details on pricing.
All Eco-Volunteers must be in good physical health. Nightly sea turtle patrols will be done on the soft black sand of Tortuguero beach. Eco-Volunteers will cover between 5-6 miles over a period of 4-5 hours each night. Conditions in this tropical location are hot and humid, and insect life is plentiful. It is important that all travelers are aware of the demanding physical conditions before signing up. Review Health Requirements for all Eco-Volunteers.
This is an exciting way to participate in sea turtle conservation while vacationing in an exotic, tropical location. What makes Eco-Volunteer Adventures even better is that your money will be supporting sea turtle conservation at one of the most important nesting beaches in the Western Hemisphere. Plus, a portion of your fee is tax deductible!
If you feel the desire to give back while on vacation in an exotic, foreign country, come participate in one of our Eco-Volunteer Adventures. We would love to have you as part of our team!
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