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Volunteer and Stay at Eco Venao

Come volunteer with Tortugas Playa Venao and stay with our partner hotel, Eco Venao, for an experience you’ll never forget. 

The sea turtle nursery and hatchery are located on the Eco Venao beach lot. We invite you to witness the release of the Olive Ridley baby sea turtles and volunteer with our team.

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For more information, contact Eco Venao’s reception via WhatsApp: +507 6249-7626 

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Because sea turtles will be observed in their natural habit, we cannot guarantee a sighting. You will have the highest chance of seeing a sea turtle at the peak of the season during August through December. Although we do have some activity all year.

The volunteer package will include educational programming covering the life, cycle, threats, applying tracking tags to nests mother turtles, nursery management, and data collection. Patrolling our beach during peak nesting season and relocating eggs to the nursery as well as releasing baby sea turtles are the primary functions of our project. Depending on the time of season, there may be more opportunities for other activities.

Eco Venao has several options for eating, Cafe de Aca, Naufrago, La Barca, Surf Dojo, and Bonjour Ice Cream are all located at the same venue. While waiting for your tour with the turtles, or after your experience, grab a fresh agua de pipa (coconut water), cocktail, beer or a refreshing natural juice with your bare feet on the sand!

Coming to volunteer at the sea turtle nursery is a life changing experience. And there are several opportunities to participate in other activities like: a beach cleanup; skateboarding, yoga, surfing, horseback riding, waterfall hike, and more are all right at your fingertip at the Eco Venao’s nature loving facilities.  

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