Turtle conservation

Project name:


Project purpose:

Rascarey is a project that works in the conservation of sea turtles and the environment. The mission is to make a difference in turtle conservation and inspire people to live a more connected and sustainable lifestyle

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • teaching


Costa Rica

Central America

1 Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

  • sustainable living practices

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center


dormitory in a wood house

When does the project run?

All year


Volunteers are accommodated in a dorm room and share the house with the owner and local staff. Each room has a fan. There are hammocks, chill zones & areas to conduct work. Shared indoor and outdoor kitchen. Three meals per day are provided (mostly local, vegetarian food) and organic food from the land (papaya, mango, plantain, banana, yucca, coconut, herbs, etc.) Vegans can be accommodated. Volunteers are asked to keep dormitory and shared spaces tidy and help with washing and cleaning.

accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, drinking water, shower (cold), toilets (western), wifi

How long can I stay?

min. 2 weeks


Passion for sea turtle conservation & environmental protection!

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

June - December: Turtle nesting season - main focus on nightly beach patrols & liberation of hatchlings, exhumation of turtle nests, collection of research data

Time commitment of 4 hour night patrols + 2 hours daytime activity (2 days + 1 night free per week)

Other activities include beach clean ups, helping with household chores, gardening, maintenance of campsite and turtle nursery, social media, photography, etc.

January - May: main focus on environmental conservation, beach clean ups, planting and cultivating local plants, building with natural resources, self-sufficient living, preparation for turtle nesting season

The first two weeks cost $245/week and every week after $175/week.
For locals a price of $105/week is charged

The contribution goes towards funding the project (material, campsite, maintenance of house and turtle nursery, food supplies, etc.) and also helps to fund the salaries of local staff.

Rascarey's location is remote and unique, surrounded by jungle and wildlife. The house is right in front of the beach and next to the Corcovado National Park. The national park is the largest and most remote biological reserve in Costa Rica and contains over 250,000 species - half of Costa Rica\'s total!

Volunteers will have lots of free time to explore the area, go on hiking trails, swim in the ocean and nearby waterfall, snorkeling, surfing, observing wildlife, etc.

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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