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Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    7

My amazing experience in Ostional

I lucked out by going to Ostional during the arribada which was absolutely fantastic to see thousands of turtles making their way up the beach. I met fantastic people and i worked alongside dedicated and hard working people. Jairo basically runs Ostional and he is absolutely amazing and kept the place fun and exciting. Anyone would be lucky to work alongside Jairo and all of the team at Ostional.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    6

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    4

  • Community Impact

    6

  • Health and Safety

    6

  • Social Life

    3

Junquillal Turtle conservation

Living condition are alright, food was alright, there could have been more emphasis on teaching us about the turtles and what they do the different species and other biological factors. I also wish I had known that it was low season because it was much slower and mug different work than the high season.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Impact

    6

  • Health and Safety

    6

  • Social Life

    6

Turtle conservation

I had an amazing time conserving turtles in Ostional! The work that you do is much needed as well as attracting attention and tourism, beneficial to the local surrounding community. It was a very rural project, situated on the coast and staying in dorm style accommodation but I would recommend the digital detox to anybody! The staff at Maximo and at the project are incredibly welcoming and I have made friends and connections for life on this project!

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Ostional Turtle Conservation

This was a really amazing volunteer experience. It was cool being able to work so closely with the turtles and had many rewarding moments such as having the opportunity to assist deformed turtles in digging their nests. The accommodations were basic but suitable and the food and company was great! My only complaint is that we didn't get to help much with data analyzation.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    7

Turtle Conservation

Being a volunteer with Maximo Nivel to help the conservation of turtles was a really cool experience. I was able to be up close and personal with the turtles and really understand the hardships that they face.