Projet Permanent
San jose , Costa rica


  • permanent
  • ANI
  • ACI/ASVO 2018
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 325.00 USD


Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 325 USD (camp fee 175 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 175$ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free

  • Code : ACI/ASVO 2018
  • Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
  • Age : 18 - 99




The sea turtle conservation program is a scientific-based conservation activity in which the organizations involved try to increase the amount of sea turtle hatchings in order to give higher survival rates. The camps are located within walking distances from the beach. Apart from the sea turtles, you will also have high chances of seeing tropical birds, iguanas and monkeys. The main goal of these projects is to help the recovering of sea turtle populations. The species of sea turtles that you can find on these beaches are: Leatherback, Olive riddle, Hawksbill, Green and Logger Head, depending on which project and season you visit. Note: ASVO decides, if the volunteer goes to Montezuma project or to Buena Vista! Possible tasks for the volunteer: ? To patrol at night ? To build hatcheries To supervise hatcheries ? To count baby turtles and to release them ? To assist in the collecting of scientific data ? To maintain infrastructure ? To clean the beach. Required skills and interests of the volunteer: ? To be respectful towards the internal rules the project ? To love nature as the main goal of these projects is the protection of turtles ? To be in good physical condition as the patrols imply long walks along the beach at night ? To be open to share accommodation and bedroom with other volunteers ? To be very flexible and to do different tasks during the day which may involve cooking and cleaning as volunteers may be also responsible of taking care of the camp Turtles Season in both Projects: The high season is from July to November in both projects. You can come the rest of the months since there is work in the project. Activities like reforestation, cleaning the beach, and also night patrols are done all the year. There is always something to do. They receive around 3-6 turtles per month in low season


Description of accommodation: Currently the project has a wood rustic lodge consisting of a common enclosure for volunteers on the second floor, kitchen and dining space. Outside it has 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets. It has water and showers. It has no electricity service. It has a solar panel in which you can charge your cell phone once a day. There is not Wifi.


The nesting season schedule on the different beaches is the following in Buena Vista and Romelias-Montezuma- Turtle nesting season- July – December. Montezuma beach is located on the peninsula of Nicoya, province of Puntarenas and belongs to the conservation area of Tempisque. — Buena Vista beach is a nesting beach of approximately 2.8 km of length and limited in the north by the blind estuary and in the south by the river Buena Vista, the back of the beach is limited by a system of mangroves, which depend on water from the river and tides, beach slope is low ranging between 3 ° and 4 ° to swell, so the currents are strong which makes it an ideal place for surfing. The project is located in the northern part of Costa Rica, in the canton of Nicoya, 2,5 kms to the centre of Sámara.


Volunteers’ requirements: ? Volunteers are needed with a strong desire for collaboration, good attitude, excellent physical condition and adaptability to coexist with utilities, those volunteers who have prior knowledge in biology or conservation of turtles (not a must) are preferred, it considered an advantage if staff has expertise in construction or carpentry. ? Basic Level of Spanish Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 325 USD (camp fee 175 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 175$ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free. Administrative fee according to duration : 1 to 4 weeks 150$ ; 5 to 8 weeks 250$ ; 9 to 12 weeks 350$ : over 13 weeks 450$. Programme open all year, arrival date is free.

We are active affiliate of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation, with its main offices in Berlin, Germany and representation in the five continents through its Member Organizations and Committees. ICYE is recognized by the United Nations as �International Messenger of Peace� and forms part of the Co-Coordinating Committee for International Volunteer Services (CCIVS), associated to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

In Costa Rica, we work in different areas, sending and receiving volunteers, for long and short terms, in groups or as independent persons. We also coordinate our work with other programs such as German Civil Service, Italian Civil Service, �Weltw�rts� of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, British �Community Service Volunteers�, the European Union�s �European Voluntary Service�, �Canada World Youth�, and �United Planet� from the USA.

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