Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results, the aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week, this depends on the number of turtles that come ashore, two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
Skills and Certifications
By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of Adaptability, Global Awareness, Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills.
Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning.
Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and bathed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.
CLOSEST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport.
OTHER POSSIBLE AIRPORTS: Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
This camp is open for youngsters who have sensibility and open minded to emphasize about the situation and the realities of indigenous communities, the rural life conditions and be respectful for the indigenous culture and wisdom.
CAMP LANGUAGE: English (Spanish is appreciated!)
VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes
OPEN FOR FAMILIES: No
OPEN FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEERS: No
Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magic destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magic beach towns in Mexico the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast, also, for those who want to relax there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner, does not receive financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge participation fee of 295 Euro, this fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities, this fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.
SPECIAL NOTES: For volunteers who are interested to learn Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts, it will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher are included. (Meals are not included).