This is for volunteers who like to be in the nature and are not afraid of any reptiles.
Protection and Conservation of reptiles. The Iguanario center is a small private organization located about 10 min. outside from Puerto Escondido.
It is a public institution open from 7am to 7 pm with the goal to capture and help any injured animal and to reproduce the iguanas, crocodiles and other animals that are staying at the iguanarium.
For visitors tours are being organized, to see the following animals: carnivorous and vegetarian iguanas, crocodiles, snakes, geese, land turtles, chickens and birds. It looks like a simple and small farm.
The turtle camp where volunteers can go for one night could be in different beaches depending on the season and availability. The nearest turtle camp is in La Punta area near our surf camp and the other one is about 15 minutes out of Puerto Escondido.
These camps are responsible for saving turtle eggs as much as they can by going out at night doing patrols by walk or by quad.
Once the volunteers find turtle eggs, they transport them and save them in one special reserve.
Minimum participation: 1 week
Spanish level: Basic
Work clothing: at the iguanarium, clothes for getting dirty and at the turtlecamp long clothes.
Additionally, for the turtle camp: a flashlight, sleeping bag, repellent.
from 7:00 – 11:00 am Monday to Friday
from 06:00 pm. – 07:00 am on Friday night
Certificate at the end of stay.
Step 1. Pick a Project. Choose the one that suits you best by the requirements, duties, and your passions.
Step 2. Fill out a short registration form. Tell us what Project you would like to do, when and why
Step 3. Contact us with any questions you have and to request to volunteer!
Step 4. When we confirm the dates of your Project participation and accommodation, pay the Volunteer Deposit to secure your booking.
Step 5. Come to Puerto Escondido and make a difference!
There are three different options where volunteers can stay.