Vive México

Organización para la Educación Global y la Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo
Code Title Place Dates Type Age Extra Fee
VIVE17.10 SEA TURTLES Conservation II Rincón de Guayabitos 19-Jul-2017 / 31-Jul-2017 ENVI + 18 € 295

The Project

Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results, the aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. Volunteers, biologists and locals create a team to perform various activities to ensure sea turtles survival for future generations. If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you! A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.


The main job is to patrol the beach at night, working hours are around from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week, this depends on the number of turtles that come ashore, it is recommended that volunteers come prepared to work these hours, depending on the number of volunteers involved in the project, two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:


1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.

2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.

3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.

4. To patrol the beaches at night.

5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.


Together with a team of biologists from La Penita de Jaltemba, volunteers will seek turtles and will be in charge of taking care of their eggs, the team of biologists and local people are very friendly and working with them is always fun. We need motivated volunteers who really want to get involved in a project with sea turtles; the workplace depends on the beach where more turtles arrive, every day biologists will define which beach will be patrolled by volunteers.

By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of Adaptability, Global Awareness, Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills.



Lodging Type: Hotel

Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, pool, WIFI, air conditioning.


Population: 53295 Inhabitants
Weather: Tropical climate

Closest Bus Station:

La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit. Bus Station

Closest Airport:

CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport.

OTHER POSSIBLE AIRPORTS: Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz.

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Leisure Activities

Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magic destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magic beach towns in Mexico the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast, also, for those who want to relax there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita, the astonishing Marietas Islands with hidden beaches in caves, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.


Special Requirements:None
Available Vegetarian Food:Yes
Available for family: No
Available for volunteers with disabilities: No

EXTRA FEE: 295 Euros, includes accommodation in shared room, 3 meals per day, local transportation for project purposes, materials, tools, administrative and organization expenses.


SPECIAL NOTES: For volunteers who are interested to learn Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts, it will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials, theory and practice activities for 15 hours with a professional teacher. (Meals are not included).

Extra Fee

The Inscription fee for this project is: € 295

INCLUDES (only during the project days)

  • Hosting (according to the conditions specified at the project description)
  • 3 meals a day (average 300gr each)
  • Local transportation with project purposes
  • Administration and organization
  • Tools and materials


  • Airfare to Mexico
  • Transportation from international airport to the project place
  • Leisure activities
  • Insurances