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Project Blogs - Costa Rica


This week we have been doing a lot of work on the beach. The weather has been glorious – sun shining all morning and well into the afternoon, which makes it perfect weather for excavating Turtle nests, building bamboo cages to protect the nests, and also beach cleaning...

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My time so far at Costa Rica has been incredible. I didn’t know what to expect, but what I was met with surpassed anything I could have imagined. The wonderful people living and working here on camp could not be nicer and more welcoming, which certainly helped too...

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‘So what’s the plan for today then?’ my fellow volunteer asks me. We’ve just arrived at an impressive lodge on top of the hill after a strong 10-minute hike from camp and with the beach view, complimentary coffee and the first internet connection for 3 days. I think we could all easily relax here for a few hours...

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How does one make it from Puerto Jimenez to Camp Osita in only 2 hours? How does one obtain front row seats direct to town twice daily? The answer, my friend is of course… The Society of the Collectivo...

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Last weekend, I and one of the new Assistant Research Officers decided to go on a Chocolate Tour, just outside of Puerto Jimenez. We went into town on the Saturday and stayed overnight, enjoying the luxuries of WiFi, a fridge, and ‘air conditioning’ (giant fans, but better than nothing). On Sunday we were picked up at the leisurely hour of 9am after a very welcome lie-in (we are usually up at 4:30/5am on camp!)

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My time so far in Costa Rica has been incredible. I didn’t know what to expect, but what I was met with surpassed anything I could have imagined. The wonderful people living and working here on camp could not be nicer and more welcoming, which certainly helped too.

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Let me tell you a little bit about my Costa Rican jungle experience. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect at first. I’m now in my final week here, and I have loved every minute of it.

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In Carate, Turtle conservation is a huge part of what we do. Currently it is peak season for nest laying, and so our night patrols are more crucial than ever.

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At the weekend my three friends and I went to Rancho Piro for horse riding. The day didn’t start off too well as we were using the Collectivo bus to get there, and after some very heavy rainfall from the previous night, we were worried that the bus might not make it.

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In July 2018, I had the good fortune to spend two weeks in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula doing a conservation project run by Frontier. Volunteers were provided with the opportunity to attend trails surveying primates, turtles, big cats, neo-tropical river otters, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and insects, collecting data with a view towards eventually determining the diversity and distribution of the area.

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