Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation
Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation including : scarlet macaws, mealy parrots, kinkajous, spider and howler monkeys
Weekly cost (approx USD):
Direct benefits you gain:
field research skills
remote scenic location
Noteworthy conservation points:
development goals (supporting local community)
Wild Sun Rescue Center
Shared dormitories in the jungle (bunk beds)
When does the project run?
accommodation included, food included, electricity, toilet (western), shower (cold), nearby medical facilities, local shops, cooking facilities, bottled drinking water, shower (cold), mosquito net, electricity
How long can I stay?
One week to two months
Must be over 18 to volunteer
Details of the day-to-day life on the project:
There are three price plans for this ARCAS project:
Plan Completo: $450 (first week) and $200 for each consecutive week. This includes payment for the first week, the reservation fee, airport pick-up and drop-off at the Flores airport and a two-day trip to Tikal.
Plan Reserva: $250 (first week) and $200 for each consecutive week. This includes the payment for the first week, the reservation fee, airport pick-up and drop-off at the Flores airport.
Plan Mochilero: $200 (first week and each consecutive week). This is for volunteers who do not require a pick up and are more confident finding their own way to the center. This does not include a reservation, and space at the center is not guaranteed.
**There is an additional deposit of Q300 (About $40) for your room key and bed sheets, which you will pay on site, and will be returned upon your departure.
Reviews & ratings
Very Good Program
My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday
Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
21 Mar 2020
It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of
Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.
Wild Sun Rescue Center
17 Mar 2020
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