Turtle Conservation Costa Rica
The Osa Peninsula
The Dulce Gulf along the Osa Peninsula is a rare tropical fjord and is recognized as one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots of the world. It is a unique and critical habitat for many species, including two endangered species of sea turtles: Hawksbill and Green Turtles. Threats to these turtles’ survival include fishing, poaching, and the loss of critical habitat due to deforestation, pollution, and climate change.
About Our Partner
Our partner is a conservation organization that studies, monitors, and advocates for the sea turtles. Their primary activity is to collect data about the turtle population in order to build knowledge base about turtle behavior, health, and population changes. They also host a rehabilitation center for injured sea turtles. Finally, they conduct reforestation projects to improve the habitat for the sea turtles.
How You Can Help
You can assist local staff monitoring the sea turtles by joining in on boating expeditions to trap and tag turtles and study their behavior patterns. You can also help with the mangrove reforestation projects to restore the natural coastal environment which is important to the sea turtles and all wildlife.
5-8 hours per day
The recommended minimum period is one week, but shorter durations may be considered.
You would work with foraging turtles which are residents in the Golfo Dulce. So you can come and help study turtles and protect their habitat all year round.
Accommodation in Osa Peninsula
Villa Buena Onda is a luxury, adults only 7-room hotel located in Guanacaste. Perched along the hillside overlooking Playas del Coco, relax, unwind and allow yourself to be a bit spoiled on your vacation. The varied menu offers you fresh, locally grown ingredients which highlight the unique flavors of Costa Rican and International cuisine. You […]
Accessible by boat, Playa Cativo ticks all the boxes when it comes to a beach/jungle stay. Surrounded by Piedras Blancas National Park and across from Osa Peninsula and Corcovado, this eco-lodge offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature whilst combining a bit of R & R. There are just 7 guestrooms, all of which […]
1,000 acres of private nature reserve surround this hotel in the wilderness. The Corcovado National Park provides the backdrop to this ecotourism project, 350 feet above sea level. Sixteen thatched bungalows peek out of the trees, complete with stone-laid floors and waterfall showers. The staff are naturalist-led and are on hand to guide you to […]