Turtle Trax

Protect nesting sea turtles along Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific coast. Volunteer and make a difference!

 

Turtle Trax S. A., is an organization that promotes rural-ecotourism which encourage and support the protection of biodiversity and empowerment of local communities in Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Península.

Since 2013, with the help of our scientific partner, the Rescue Center of Marine Endangered Species (CREMA), by its Spanish acronym, many volunteers have worked alongside expert scientist in four project sites, where community based sea turtle program is carried out. Our strategic location provides accesess to a dirvese range of habitats including mangrove forest, rivers and amazing forest trails that are part of the background places where volunteers also can participate.

An organization that runs thanks to the support of many

who want to make a better planet

The support of volunteers is essential for the long term operation and success many conservation and community projects (sea turtle nesting beaches, reforestation, environmental lessons, among others); mainly in terms of economic sustainability.

Turtle Trax S.A. operates a volunteer program that services four of CREMA’s (our scientific partner) sea turtle community based sea turtle conservation projects along the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica: San Miguel, Costa de Oro, Bejuco, and Corozalito.  Funds generated through these programs help provide an income for local community members (beach monitors, cooks, transportation and other services) and fund 100% of direct operational costs. Your direct contact as a volunteer with the community helps spark awareness regarding the importance and benefits that come from protecting sea turtles—the true definition of sustainable tourism.

Participants become immersed in the conservation project and the local culture, and speaking Spanish, while helpful, is certainly not a necessity (though you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice!).  We also support rural ecotourism initiatives, such as a mangrove tours, bird and wildlife watching, reforestation, or sustainable fishing tours, all operated by coastal community members and local fishers.  Also, these visits may have an academic component upon request (lectures by scientists).

OUR GOAL IS TO HELP LOCALS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL-NATURAL RESOURCES THE AREA IS OFFERING, OBVIOUSLY, IN A SUSTAINABLE AND FRIENDLY WAY, TAKING CARE OF THE MOTHER NATURE.

 

OUR IMPACT

5250

 

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Number of trees planted so far Number of nests protected during this season Number of Hatchlings released this season Volunteers working in our projects this season Kgs of trash collected during our beach clean-ups

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About us What we do Get Involved Our Partners

Get to know us

Our purpose

Our values

Our Focus areas

History

Meet our team

Sea Turtle projects (CREMA)

Reforestation

(Hogar Tierra)

Waste management

Environmental Awareness

Donate

Volunteer

Research Assistants

Application process

 

CREMA

Hogar Tierra

UESPRA

Energy Law firm

Migramar

OneSea.org

Cmar

Cimar

Equipo Tora Carey

Contact us

Phone number: (506) 2655-1179.

E-mail addresses: inaranjo@turtle-trax.comvolunteers@turtle-trax.com

Address: 100 mts sur de la escuela de San Francisco de Coyote, Nandayure, Costa Rica.

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HISTORY

Volunteers from all over the world making a difference since 2013

Turtle Trax S.A was created to join conservation efforts towards sea turtle populations in Southern Nicoya Peninsula with our colleagues from the NGO Rescue Center for Endangered Marine Animals (CREMA by its acronym in Spanish), raising funds to ensure the optimal operation and maintenance of sea turtle nesting projects.

Later on, Turtle Trax S.A started to work towards the sustainable development of the surrounding communities and the protection and conservation of the natural resources and biological diversity.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall

 

About us What we do Get Involved Our Partners

Get to know us

Our purpose

Our values

Our Focus areas

History

Meet our team

Sea Turtle projects (CREMA)

Reforestation

(Hogar Tierra)

Waste management

Environmental Awareness

Donate

Volunteer

Research Assistants

Application process

 

Crema

Hogar Terra

Uespra

Energy Law firm

Migramar

OneSea.org

Cmar

Cimar

Equipo Tora Carey

 

 

Contact us

Phone number: (506) 2655-1179.

E-mail addresses: inaranjo@turtle-trax.comvolunteers@turtle-trax.com

Address: 100 mts sur de la escuela de San Francisco de Coyote, Nandayure, Costa Rica.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall

Pricing

Station House

Playa San Miguel and Costa de Oro

  • 1 Week = USD 550.00
  • Each additional week = USD 520.00

Private Cabins

San Miguel (w/Wifi)

  • Each week = USD 600.00

Costa de Oro (each week / shared “ranchito” and pool)

  • 1 Pax = USD 750.00
  • 2 Pax = USD 1,450.00
  • 3 Pax = USD 1,650.00
  • 4 Pax = USD 1,850.00
  • 5 Pax = USD 2,050.00

Includes: Food, accommodation, two transfers for work with communities, a transfer to the community of Bejuco – Fishing Village (fishing talk, mangrove tour and lunch).

APPLICATION PROCESS (Contact form below for general questions)

For Participants/Volunteers:

Please send the Participant Information Form to volunteers@turtle-trax.com in order to confirm availability.

For Research Assistants and Coordinators:

Please send the following documents to cmejiasbal@gmail.com or danielarojas159@gmail.com

  1. Cover letter indicating the time frame(s) you are applying for, why you are interested in the position, and your personal strong points
  2. CV / Resume
  3. A list of the email addresses of at least 2 professional or academic references.

Contact Us

Folow this link to see a map of our projects

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