RPT requires that you volunteer 5.5 days for every week you stay and 6 hours each day. Volunteers may choose to work more hours and may select which projects they would prefer to work on. Spaces are limited, especially on the turtle project, no more than 8 people may be patroling at once (Couples may not always be able to work together).
During a volunteer’s free time, there are many tours and activities (at volunteer’s own cost) in the area to choose from: surf lessons, horseback riding, zipline tours, photography lessons, hiking, waterfalls, local beaches, snorkeling and diving among many others.
Ojochal also has many restaurants, a supermarket, pulperias, shops and bars in walking distance of the Reserva.
There are also buses to Uvita, Dominical, Quepos and to the rest of Costa Rica and Panamá (we are 2.5 hours from the border).
Things to do:
Whale & Dolphin encounter
The boat departs from Punta Uvita Beach and visits the famous Punta Uvita Whale’s Tail, Ballena Island, Tres Hermanas Islets and Ventana Sea Caves. When granted the opportunity, you might see and hear the song of the Humpback Whales and or observe the acrobatic displays of the dolphins making this trip the best whale watching tour in Costa Rica. During dry season includes a short session for snorkeling on the reefs of the Ballena marine park. While cruising in the boat you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the coastline of Costa Ballena and observe the diversity of shore and pelagic birds nesting in the Islets of the park.
More info: http://www.dolphintourcostarica.com
Snorkeling Tour at Caño Island (Full day)
Caño Island is located at 30 miles off the cost of Uvita. The island is surrounded by five platforms of low coral reefs with many coral species. The coral reef environments are home to many different species of fish, e.g. parrot fish, Moorish Idol, Crocodile, Needlefish, Guinea Fowl Puffer, Cornet fish and schools of Jack Fish, to name a few), and other aquatic animals such as sea turtles, sting rays, morays and white tip sharks. You will snorkel about 2 hours in two different locations in front of the Island where you can observe the fascinating underwater wildlife with the company of our guides that will help you to find and identify the marine wildlife. After the snorkeling the boat leave to VIOLINES ISLAND where you will have a picnic lunch on a beautiful beach surrounded by a lush vegetation.