Your schedule was new every week and posted on a big whiteboard in the dining area.
You switched between day- and night watches at the hatchery, general maintenance work or night patrols, where you walk along the beach for 2-3h to spot turtle tracks.
If you encounter a turtle it is measured and marked and the eggs are then brought back to the hatchery.
The general attitude was nice and relax and at the same time, people were instructed to be on time for tasks, so you could rely on the schedule.
On our off-time we would go to the beach, some took surfing lessons, ride in the mangrove or take a bus out of time to some of the nearby beaches or parks.
Always remember to bring good walking shoes, that dry quick for night patrols. Also long pant and a long sleeved jacket, as it can get chilly, especially when you're doing night watch at the hatchery and sitting still.
Mosquito repellent is not allowed near the turtles as it ruins their sense of direction.
Many people come and go from all over the world - witch was both good and bad as there would always be new people.
The living arrangements are pretty small and filled with people, so definitely remember to bring earplugs (essential!)
All in all it was a lovely stay and I would recommend it :)
What would you improve about this program?
I was not informed that I would have to spend 2 days in San Jose and general information was sparse before departure.
The kitchen hygiene was really bad, and the food not very varied ... Most people bought their own snacks for in between meals.