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Overnight w/Turtles at Pacuare Nature Reserve

Hosted by the Consul of the San José Out & About in Costa Rica Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 08 Jun 07:00 - Sun 09 Jun 20:00

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Join us for an unforgettable adventure at Pacuare Reserve: an active research and conservation station on the Caribbean coast. The reserve counts with almost Protected content of tropical forest, an incredible array of biodiversity and wildlife, and 6kms of beach that is considered the most important nesting beach for the endangered leatherback turtle in Costa Rica.

This visit to Pacuare Reserve is not merely a chance to go see the turtles: we all have the option to be investigators for the day and to actively participate in a night turtle census. Under the guidance of a research assistant, we will walk the beach and look for nesting turtles, help in taking the coordinates of the nest, take the biometric data from and tag the turtle, and learn when, why and how some nests get relocated to the hatchery.

Pacuare Reserve is not a tourist destination: the only other people on the reserve will be the researchers, students and some volunteers. Lodging is provided in the Eco Lodge, with 2 people sharing a room with either private bath or a semi shared bath. Dinner/breakfast/lunch are served family style in the oceanfront dining hall.

Rates: $103 pp (based on 2 people sharing a room)
The Ecolodge at the Reserve only has 4 rooms. Unless you are traveling as a couple, please be prepared to share a room with at least one other Internations member.

Rate includes: boat transportation from the dock in Matina, lodging, dinner, breakfast, lunch; training on protocol of the marine turtle conservation program, participation in the turtle census, jungle hike to the Agami sanctuary to see nesting Agami herons.

Please reserve as soon as possible. A prepayment of the entire reservation amount is required by May 8th and will not be refundable after that date. Your reservation is confirmed after payment has been received.

Our visit to Pacuare Reserve will support the hard work that takes place there and is sure to provide us with a unique and unforgettable experience.

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John Giles
Activity Host