Our Services

Lodging

Lodging in
private rooms


Food

Food is provided by the reserve, a cook service will be available for lunch from Monday to Friday.


Learning

They will learn to conserve the environment and the different species of wildlife that inhabit it.


About us

Reserva Playa Tortuga is a non-profit biological research and education center formed in 2009 by community members (citizen scientists) and Costa Rican scientists. RPT aims to contribute to the fields of biological research and science based conservation management as well as fomenting a culture of environmental conservation in the areas influenced by the National Wetlands of the Terraba-Sierpe basin.

The main focuses of RPT over the past eight years has been to gain an understanding of the current of key coastal environmental resources and to identify stakeholders in the coastal zone who are influenced by the Terraba-Sierpe wetlands. RPT is committed to developing and implementing community-based real world projects and conservation management solutions, using the best research science and conservation management practices.RPT develops its own primary research projects to fulfill this mission as well as working in cooperation with many governmental, NGO, and academic institutions.

The Reserva offers a unique environment to researchers and volunteers. RPT is located in a tropical rainforest. Some of the habitats found within RPT are pasture, swamp, estuary, coral reef, sand beach, rock beach, riparian, forest, mangrove forest, regenerating forest and secondary forest.

Species Record of Reserva Playa Tortuga

Reptiles

60 Species

Birds

230 Species

Mammals

30 Species

Amphibians

30 Species

Insects

40 Species







Projects

Ongoing Projects

The Team

Oscar Brenes

Science Director - Tropical Biologist

Gabriela Garcia

Coordinator of Station

Adrian Bonilla

Marine Biologist

Melissa Jimenez

Environmental Education

500

Annual Volunteers

6

Ongoin Projects

16

Publications

5/8

Fast Support

Multimedia

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Reptiles Monitoring

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Butterfly Garden

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Education

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Volunteer

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

Come participate in our volunteer program and learn in the company of a trained staff about the riches of the South Pacific of Costa Rica. Your support is important to implemting, maintaning and growwing the programs of research and education that our organization carries out with the porpose of conserving Costa Rica's natural resources.

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Internships

Job and Internships Opportunites

Do you want to participate as an intern with us? Here you can find some important points to keep in mind:

  • A minimum of 4 weeks stay is recommended depending on the topic you want to develop.
  • The Reserve can propose topics, and the same is open to the student proposing their own research ideas, which will be analyzed by the organization to see the scope and real possibilities of execution of the topic.
  • For the approval of the internship the interested ones must present the official documentation of their respective university and forms of agreements, otherwise the internship can not be done.
  • The Reserve is committed to supporting the student in terms of logistics, necessary basic equipment and field assistance when required for the execution of their work. If the proposal goes beyond the technical capacity of the Reserve, the student must have his/her own team to do so
  • The Reserve will cover the cost of lodging and basic services for the intern, but he/she will have to cover the cost referring to his/her food, which is $170 per week.
  • The intern must pay the round trip tickets from the country of origin to the Reserve and viceversa.
  • The quotas to carry out the internships are subject to the availability of rooms and research interests of the Reserve.

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Contact Us

Address: Entrance of Playa Tortuga,Ojochal, Osa, Costa Rica
Phone:
+506-2786-5200
Email: info@reservaplayatortugacr.org