About the local hosting organizationACI COSTA RICA.
About the volunteer workSan Miguel is part of the Reserva Absoluta Cabo Blanco, (3100 hectacres) located at the southernmost tip of Costa Rica´s northwestern Nicoya Peninsula, which was established in 1963 and is the country's oldest national protected reserve (it is now a National Park). Our main goal is the conservation of our 3100ha of vegetation and of course the wildlife of our coastline. Some of the most common trees in the National Park are: Madrono, Pochote, Roble de sabana, Corteza negra, Yos, Ceibo Barrigon, Guanacaste, PanamÝ¡, etc. There are also a wide range of mammals including possums, white faced Capuchin Monkey, Agoutis, Coatis, Raccoons, Grey foxes, white-tailed deer, many bat species, spotted skunk. The San Miguel Forest is classified as Transitional Dry-Moist Tropical Forest. San Miguel offers about 5kms of beaches with an elevation that ranges from sea level to 375 metres on Cerro Buenos Aires. There are some incredible tidal pools of up to 3m vertical difference between low and high tide and these offer a great place to practice snorkeling. You must wear wet shoes since there is a rocky floor. Possible tasks for the volunteer: ï‚· General maintenance and conservation of the beach ï‚· To maintain infrastructure ï‚· Maintenance of trails and designing new ones ï‚· Exploring remote areas, discovering new areas and to help classify and register wildlife There are opportunities to perform other activities including, painting, art-work or other tasks that you may have the skills for
Local accommodationThe volunteers stay in the project, in a single room.
About the project location2km South of Mal Pais village, Puntarenas 9' 54' N, 85' 08' W
Extra info about the projectExtra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 87.5 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 87.5 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.