Sea turtles in Panama
I’m Alba, I’m 23 years old and I come from Barcelona. I came to Panama and spent three weeks in the sea turtle conservation program doing my university internship, since I studied biology.
In volunteer with turtles, we have been taught how to make nests in the nursery, to look for the traces of the nest that the turtle had already made. We have had the opportunity to see several turtles of the Lora species. They are very beautiful and very large, it is a very cool experience, the truth to repeat.
Everyone has been super hospitable. They are ready to help you, when you have a problem and they solve it instantly.
Another thing that has surprised me a lot about Panama is the landscapes, the beaches that it has that are heavenly. The jungle is here, in affinity with indigenous communities and surrounded by nature.
The day to day in volunteer with turtles, the truth has been very good. First part of my university volunteering was spent at the Chame schools, a children’s home and at the social orphanage.
Like at home …
In the house there is also very good weather with the rest of the volunteers and with the project coordinators.
Where we live we share a room, we get up and have breakfast together. According to the project that we are each we go together or separately. We spend a few hours at school and when we finish the day we can go to review and help the social orphanage center or if it is a good afternoon we could go to the beaches that are next to the house the volunteer.
We have also made weekend trips, we went to Portobelo, San Blas has been lovely …
Made surf for the first time in my life, I found it super cool, I would like to continue doing classes once Barcelona arrives, to see it arrived with a minimum level of surfing !!!
I would totally recommend this experience to anyone who likes to travel, who likes to meet new people, know what the country is like, meet local people and be able to get into the culture.