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Osa Peninsula
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 5
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 96764
Country: Costa Rica

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Last Updated: January 29, 2020

Hello, my name is Ricardo and I began this Sea Turtle Conservation Project almost 20 years ago in the Rio Claro Wildlife Refuge in the Osa Pensinsula, Costa Rica. Our not for profit project protects thousands of Sea Turtle eggs along our coastline every year and ensures that the newly hatched babies make it to the sea. I am looking for help to keep the project running successfully. I came to this place 45 years ago to surf with a friend in a time when there was absolutely nothing but nature and a few farmers. A worked for a Biological Station where I learned with some biologists to be a naturalist ... 20 years ago I felt motivated by the conservation of sea turtles since I found an exaggerated depredation towards this species from human poaching and animal hunting.
Our project is amongst jungle on the beach in the middle of nature and is secluded from the busy touristic areas. Our project is in a remote part of the Osa Peninsular only reachable by boat or quad. It is truly a natural paradise.
From May to December our project works tirelessly to protect turtle nests from poachers and wild animals, and during the whole year I run fantastic adventure river tours on the Rio Claro River and run a back packers hostel to fund the project.
Our Nature Retreat Hostel was originally founded to house our Sea Turtle Conservation Project volunteers. Located on a remote beach 20 mins boat ride from Drake Bay, my hostel sits directly on the edge of active untouched jungle and a pristine and secluded beach. This hidden gem is a special sanctuary to disconnect from technology and an often fast-paced and over-crowded life, and rest in the renewal that comes from connection with the abundance, simplicity and purity of nature, and oneself. The Osa peninsula, being home to 2.5% of the world's biodiversity is an extraordinarily special and one of kind place to do this.
At Life for Life Project we live in sanctity and unity with all life.
What we are looking for:
All year round Volunteers to help me run the hostel and the river tours.
Knowledge of updating websites/using programs such as booking.com/updating social media
Good standard of English
Knowledge of Spanish desirable but if not a desire to learn essential

May To December Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteers
Volunteers to specifically work on the turtle project

If you are interested in joining our project please email me and we will be happy to provide more details. Please note we have a minimum stay of 2 weeks.

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