Sea Turtle, Crocodile and Mangrove Conservation

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Sea Turtle, Crocodile and Mangrove Conservation

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • teaching



Central America

1 Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Cosy 8 bed dorm (on beach)

When does the project run?

All year


accommodation included, food included, electricity, toilet (western), shower (cold), nearby medical facilities, local shops, cooking facilities, refillable drinking water, shower (cold), bedding, mosquito nets, personal lockers, ATM (8km away)

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 two price plans when volunteering at Hawaii:


  • $175 per week is the basic fee and includes food and lodging. 

  • $200 per week (complete plan) includes a guaranteed place at the project, airport pick-up and transfer to and from the project site, and two nights hotel in Antigua.


** Volunteers wanting to improve their Spanish and have a more typically Guatemalan experience are able to stay in a home-stay organised with ARCAS 


Seasons in Hawaii

The sea turtle nesting season runs from July to November, with peak months in August-October, though there are solitary nesters all year around. We release hatchlings from late August to late January. Mangrove reforestations are carried out in December and January. Other reforestation activities are carried out in May-July.

For those interested in participating in environmental education, the Guatemalan school year runs from January to November. We also conduct permanent scientific monitoring of the local mangrove ecosystem and volunteers can participate in that. Local community development activities are carried out year-around

Reviews & ratings



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

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

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