Arrive in San Jose (SJO) airport, where a Lift Our Planet staff member will meet you and escort you to the hotel. Settle in, enjoy a walking tour of the city, and join us for a volunteer Welcome Dinner in the evening.
Journey to the Caribbean coast after breakfast, where our boat captain will transport us to the Pacuare Research Station. Receive your training and safety briefing before starting your first night shift, where you’ll be patrolling the beach looking for nesting adult turtles or monitoring the nests and hatchlings in the hatchery.
Continue your duties as a sea turtle conservation volunteer. Maintain the station and hatchery, clean up the beach, and help release baby turtles to the ocean in the evening!
Start the day early, saying your goodbyes to Pacuare and the turtles before we head back to the mainland. Enjoy the day relaxing on the beach and exploring the beautiful town of Puerto Viejo.
Relax and enjoy the Caribbean vibes however you’d like! Rent a bicycle, explore the pristine beaches, visit the sloth sanctuary, take surf lessons, or go zip-lining!
Spend the morning exploring Puerto Viejo before heading back to San Jose. Check into the hotel and adventure out to the exciting markets and shops.
Say goodbye to your fellow volunteers and travel to the airport with a Lift Our Planet staff member who will assist you in checking in for your flight.