Bejuco

Bejuco is our newest project opened in 2016.  Bejuco is a small and remote fishing village located right behind the beach.  Living conditions here are simple and rustic.  The turtle conservation project and the local fishing community are higly linked. We employ 5 locals who help us to monitor the nesting activity on this beach. The beach is primarily an olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtle nesting beach, but eastern Pacific green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) nesting events also occasionally occur.  

 

Project site.

Bejuco beach is 3.8km and is located between San Miguel and Corozalito beach.  The three beaches are separated by rugged hills and the only way to access the beach is through the Bejuco or Pilas village.  The Bejuco village has a population of about 50 people. The closest village, Pueblo Nuevo, is about 2km away.  Here there is a smal super market, a bar and a restaurant.  A small river needs to be crossed in order to get to the beach. When the tide is low it can be easily crossed on foot, when the tide is high a small wooden boat is used. 

 

Accomodation . 

The station house consist of two simple bedrooms (one with one bunk bed and the other with one bunk bed and a single bed) and an outside living area which inlcude kitchen and dining area.  Bathroom and showers are located about 30 meters from the bedrooms.  The hatchery is found right next the station house in the middle of the village. There is no internet service at the station. There is no running hot water, but tap water is drinkable.