The Sweet Gulf, or the Golfo Dulce is well named. It will certainly leave you with sweet memories to cherish – of a holiday with an important hands-on conservation experience. Thanks to you and your invaluable assistance, in-water habitats of sea turtles will be maintained and preserved, and you’ll enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling experience from only £397.
In at the deep end
Travel to Costa Rica, where you can immerse yourself – literally – in an important community project. You’ll already be a strong swimmer, with a healthy interest in marine biology. Perhaps you’re on a gap year from your zoology or wildlife photography degree, or have a similar past educational background? Then this is the perfect trip combined with work experience for you. Searching for something different for 2017? Let’s look at seven nights in Costa Rica with the In-Water Sea Turtle Conservation trip.
Marine Mammals and animal magic
Hawksbill and Eastern Pacific Green Turtles in particular are studied for this amazing vacation as part of the conservation programme,, but you’ll also be treated to sights of macaws, dolphins, monkeys, and whales. This area – which is one of only four tropical fjords in existence – also allows you to explore the Osa peninsula, one of the world’s leading biodiversity hotspots, and of course you’ll enjoy some fantastic swimming and snorkelling in the clean and clear waters.
A helping hand
Not just a fantastic holiday experience, you’ll be needed and appreciated. You’ll be of immense help, gathering important data on individual sea turtles, you might lend a much-needed hand at the project’s rescue centre, helping to feed the turtles there, and living with like-minded individuals. Besides, is there anything cuter than a baby turtle?!
Birthplace of eco-tourism
Costa Rica is often referred to or considered the birthplace of eco-tourism, making this experience as important and valuable one here at eco-companion. The coast of Costa Rica is home to dozens of important nesting beaches for four turtle species—Leatherback, Green, Hawksbill, and Olive Ridley. The Osa Peninsula in particular is noteworthy as the best protected part of the country, this spectacular peninsula is home to foraging grounds for Green Turtles and Hawksbills and nesting beaches for Olive Ridleys. If sea turtles are your thing – then this is the trip for you!
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