Just up the road from Villa Santa Cruz, at Las Playitas Beach, the dedicated volunteers of Tortugueros Las Playitas, an environmental conservation group who specialize in Endangered Sea Turtle population recovery and habitat protection, are hard at work rescuing sea turtle nests and releasing hatchlings into the ocean. While they have spent the summer patrolling the beaches, rescuing turtle eggs and monitoring their incubation, the turtle release season is now in full swing!
You can participate in their recovery efforts by assisting in the turtle releases. When the nests hatch and a release is scheduled, the group notifies the community via email blasts and Facebook posts. Head to out to Las Playitas beach (click here for the map) just before sunset and help those turtles take their long walk from the shore to the beach. It is a truly amazing experience.