Sunday, 4 September 2016

Après 3 ans sur les bancs d'école, j'ai eu grand besoin d'évasion et d'aventure dans un domaine qui me passionne et qui me montre des possibilités pour mon avenire. Je pense avoir fait un excellent choix en venant dans la magnifique conservation de corcovado.
J'ai rencontré plein de personnes incroyables et vécu dans une véritable petite famille pendant 2 mois.
J'ai pu adrmirer la faune et la flore de la forêt tropicale du Costa Rica, et profité de tour magnifique.
J'ai appris a ouvrire des noix de coco, à faire de l'huile de noix de coco, à faire des bracelets, des colliers, à danser, mais plus important encore j'ai appris énormément de chose sur les tortues marines:
Comment les reconnaître, comment s'occuper d'elle sans les déranger, comment les protéger et j'ai eu la chance de m'occuper de plus de quarante d'entre elles.
Ça peut paraìtre être un paradis et ça l'est à mon sens, mais c'est également un travail épuisant qui n'est pas fait pour les marmottes. C'est pourquoi le staff à besoin de l'aide de volontaires et les tortues ont besoin de notre aide.
Pour finir sur une pointe sentimentale, je dirais merci, merci pour tout à Aida et aux assistants (Eva Alberto, Emily et Ed), qui se donne tant de mal pour que notre expérience sois inoubliable et qui prennent tant bien soins de nous expliquer tout ce que nous avons besoin de savoir et bien plus.
Je n'oublierai jamais cette expérience et toutes les rencontres enrichissantes que j'ai faites.


Lena, 21 ans

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

I came to the Corcovado Foundation as an environmental science major trying to figure out if the path of a field researcher is one I really want to take. This was the best possible decision I could have made. During night patrol the last 4 weeks I worked on over 20 turtles, helping to measure the turtles' carapace, write down data, camouflage nests, and relocate eggs that are at risk. While the turtles are obviously the main purpose of being here, we have ample free time during the day to go to the beach or the river, travel to Puerto Jimenez, go on hikes, hit up the bar, and relax in hammocks. The Osa Peninsula is absolutely beautiful and the wildlife you will see is incredible. In addition to all of this, the volunteers and leaders here are some of the most wonderful people you will ever have the pleasure to meet. Thank you Emily, Ed, Eva, Alberto, and Aida for making this such an unforgettable experience and I'll miss you all! I may be leaving with more bug bites than the entire population to Costa Rica has put together and a recently developed fear of rice and beans, but I can't say enough good things about this program. Thank you again and I can't wait to tell everyone back in California about my time at Hacienda Rio Oro.


Monday, 15 August 2016

I can honestly say that my two weeks working on the sea turtle project as part of the Corcovado Foundation has been one of the best experiences of my life! Aida and the team were welcoming and friendly from the moment I arrived and they really took the time to not only teach us all about the important work that they do but also to spend time with the volunteers taking us on excursions and showing us the local area. The strong sense of community was unexpected but was what will make my experience unforgettable. I will definitely be recommending the project to my friends :)

Helen 30 UK
The reason why I signed up to come to this project was to help towards conservation of a turtles, to meet like minded people and to experience something that I have never done before! All of these things I feel that I have accomplished over my two weeks stay. My stay here has been full of surprises and challenges, which the staff and fellow volunteers here have helped me to enjoy. I will never forget my time here at the foundation and I will miss everyone that I have had the pleasure of meeting here!


Saturday, 13 August 2016

J'ai realise un reve ici, vivre au milieu de la nature avec des personnes qui donnent de leur temps et de leur personne pour une superbe cause. Je n'oublierai jamais ce sejour, ce fut un reve emeveille d'etre parmis ces personne et ce paysage, un superbe cadeau! Etre volontaire fut une aventure incroyable et si magique, que je la recommande.
Merci a toute l'equipe, Aida, Alberto, Eva, Emily et Ed. Hope to see you soon again :)


Thursday, 11 August 2016

If I had to describe this experience in Hacienda Rio Oro with few words I would say: the best experience of my life. Thanks to volunteers and coordinators who suddenly became my friends I succeedeed in enjoying this adventure in Costa Rica at the maximum level. Monitoring turtles and feeling very useful for saving my planet helped me to grow up both as a volunteer and a person. I would never forget the good times I spent here in Costa Rica. A big THANK YOU to everyone! 

The time I spent at Rio Oro was an unforgettable experience. I really enjoyed how remote it was, the rest of the world just seems really far away. All the people were great and because you spend all your time together you become good friends very quickly. I saw turtles almost every night and the work is so fascinating. I think the best part was being on the beach, you look around and as far as you can see, there is no other person, With all the work being at night, you very quickly get used to sleeping at any hour, but it also means you have the days off for tours or activities, or to just chill in a hammock all day. I would definitely recommend coming here and I will never forget the time I spent here.