The Parque Hawaii is 7 kms east of the touristic center of Monterrico on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. There, volunteers assist in conducting nightly patrols of area beaches in search of nesting sea turtles, collection and burial of eggs in the hatchery, release of hatchlings on the beach and collection of research data. Volunteers can also collaborate in the monitoring of the health of the local mangrove ecosystem and in reforestations in the mangrove and on ARCAS’s farm, El Salado.
What to Expect?
There is a lot of community work to be done in the five coastal communities of the Hawaii area, and volunteers can take part in educational activities in area schools (beach clean-ups, ecological festivals…), ecotourism development, handicrafts and other sustainable community development projects. The turtle season in Hawaii is from July to December with peak months of August to October for olive ridleys. For the much scarcer leatherbacks the nesting season is November to January.
- Program ID: # 1638
- duration: Less than 1 Week1 to 2 Weeks2 Weeks to 1 Month
- location: El Hawaii, Guatemala El HawaiiGuatemala13° 51' 57.888" N, 90° 24' 48.0996" W
- Fitness level: Moderately FitVery Fit
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- Costs From: Less than $500$500 to $1000
- Program Type: Environmental & Wildlife Programs
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