Location: The reserve is located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Puntarenas province. It is in the same general area as Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Cóbano and other protected areas such as Romelias’ National Wildlife Refuge and Karen Mogensen Wildlife Refuge.
Volunteer Work:, Volunteer tasks vary from day to day and the volunteer coordinator assign tasks based on a variety of factors.The work can vary in duration and physical effort.
Facilities repair and cleaning.
Trail Maintenance and construction.
Assistance in Eco Tourism Programing.
• Support for the Environmental Education Program (Environmental Educator Assistant). In collaboration with teachers in local schools, this program focuses on the preparation of academic materials for the purposes of conservation and environmental education of local school children.
• Free project for students or professionals. Sea Turtle monitoring and nest management is available on a seasonal basis.
Minimum participation: 15 days.
Food, accommodation and other specifications:
The food is typical homestyle Costa Rican cooking that consists basically of rice, beans, fresh vegetables and fruit. Typical salads are made of lettuce, tomato, sweet pepper, onion, mushrooms, corn, cilantro, celery, cucumbers, beet. Pastas and meats are also common with homestyle Costa Rican Food. Volunteers will be staying in the volunteers quarters, which is separated from the ranger’s house. The volunteer quarters are dormitory style basic conditions, that provide a comfortable place to relax in an extraordinary natural oceanside landscape. There is electricity, water, telephone and wireless internet. There is also a washing machine available for volunteers. Additionally, a bus departs from Cabo Blanco to Montezuma twice a day. Our program gives each volunteer an itinerary at arrival with all information for the projects and other needed information. Volunteers have one free day per week.
If you are interested to learn more about the volunteer opportunity in Nicoya, Costa Rica and the Cabo Blanco National Wildlife Refuge, please sign in below and an EPS Volunteer Coordinator in Costa Rica will be contacting you.
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