Turtle Trax runs four sea turtle conservation beach projects located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica’s southern Nicoyan Peninsula. Volunteers can participate at Costa de Oro and San Miguel projects while internship positions as Research Assistant and Coordinators are available at all four projects.

San Miguel

Playa San Miguel is a small beach town, and the project station house is on a beach-front property in the middle of the town. San Miguel is the longest-running of the four beach conservation projects. We have been investigating the nesting activity of marine turtles on this beach since 1998, after the town’s local community asked for help monitoring and protecting the nesting marine turtles. Read more.

Costa de Oro

Costa de Oro is a small village located alongside the beach. The project station house is situated right on the beach and has been in operation since 2011.  Read more.


Bejuco is a small fishing village located behind Bejuco Beach.  Compared to the other projects Bejuco is more isolated, remote and rustic.  A small river has to be crossed in order to get to the beach.


Playa Corozalito is an undeveloped beach, and the project station house is located in the town of Corozalito, a 45 minute walk from the beach. We began monitoring this site in August 2008 in response to the local community’s reports of frequent sea turtle nesting events.  Read more.