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CONSERVATION | COLLABORATION | CULTURE
From the moment we connect, you will get the sense of our passion and commitment to our place - the people, the animals, and the jungle that surrounds us.
We are about so much more than a hotel, a place to adventure, or a beach to relax on. We have tied ourselves deeply to the threads that bind us together as a community surrounded by nature and every decision we make, is guided by these principles.
Conservation through collaboration to achieve more than we possibly could alone. We are working closely with our local Conservation group - FUNDAT - Fundación de Agua y Tierra (Foundation for Water and Earth).
Together, with the scientists and educators of FUNDAT, we are all working tirelessly towards a mutual goal to conserve the Sea Turtle population and the nature around us in a way that will last beyond our years here and create a better world for those that follow.
Using a wholistic approach to combine conservation, education, adventure, and culture, we have developed yearly Sea Turtle Programs for our guests to experience.
By involving our community in our programs and our cultural activities, they are able to share the pride they have in this beautiful place, their heritage, and the uniqueness of Sea Turtles that grace their shores with our guests.
In this way, we are creating programs that impact all ages and backgrounds to not only surpass our years here but all over the world.
To help conserve the beauty of the fragile nature that surrounds us, we are constantly evolving our strategies to support nature and our community.
Our two main areas of focus are Sea Turtle Conservation and trash mitigation as they compliment each other.
Our collaboration with FUNDAT is the most effective way to impact the global Sea Turtle Populations. Through our support to their organization and with their knowledgeable guidance, we are all able to be more effective and create sustainable conservation programs.
Here are some of the steps we are currently taking:
Donate 10% of all reservation income of guests referred and studying at the foundation.
Host fundraising events to raise money for the foundation
Help collect donations through a Go Fund Me page to support FUNDAT
Host Sea Turtle Education Programs 3 times a year to educate and donate
Share experiences at FUNDAT with our guests to raise awareness and funds to support their programs.
Daily beach patrols to monitor nesting and hatching activity on Morrillo Beach.
Daily beach cleanup / trash mitigation for a cleaner environment and to be stewards of the land.
Sea Turtles are Facing Extinction
You can help make a difference.
Our goal is to help FUNDAT raise $10,000 by the end of 2020, which will contribute greatly to the construction cost of a new research facility and visitor center.
FUNDAT is currently staffed by a knowledgeable and dedicated team: a Coastal Resource Manager, Environmental Educator, and a Marine Biologist.
This new facility will provide them the space, equipment, and additional staff needed to support Sea Turtle Conservation in this area. With additional staff, they will be able to cover more coastal area to monitor, research, and collect turtle eggs for safe hatching, as well as collect and share their data with the global Sea Turtle Scientists and Conservationists.
You can donate via the donate button below or Contact us for other options.
Sea Turtle Conservation Program
Conservation, Education, Culture, and Adventure.
Travel with purpose and commitment. This 11 day trip includes daily hands on experiences with trained marine biologists and environmental educators to learn about, protect, and assist Sea Turtles that are on the brink of extinction.
Participate daily in the release of newly hatched Sea Turtles as they make their harrowing trek to the Sea while protecting them from dive-bombing birds, hungry crabs, and beach trash. After spending the day with biologists and conservationists, guests rise in the wee hours of the night to witness nesting females make the exhausting crawl to the beach to lay their eggs.
To protect the eggs from their numerous predators, the eggs are then collected and moved for safe keeping to the nursery where they are monitored until the day they hatch for their release out to sea.
Throughout the trip guests will get to experience local Panamanian culture through interactive experiences in local homes learning about a truly authentic way of life here in the thick jungles of Panama.
Learn about the Panama hat and see how it's made. Take a dance class to learn traditional folklore dances and calls. Fill your belly during a cooking class to learn how to create traditional delicious foods. Then end the trip with a farewell celebration to put your newly acquired dancing skills to the test.
As if all of that isn't enough to get you seriously pumped, we have several great adventures planned like a waterfall hike, snorkeling, whale watching, and a hike into the Cerro Hoyas National Park.
A trip to Panama is not complete without an experience to one of the 7 wonders of the world - the Panama Canal. On the departure day of our resort, we take guests on a fully guided tour of the Panama Canal prior to arrival at the city hotel for the night.
Turtles, whales, waterfalls, birds, monkeys, culture, Canal and exploration. This trip has it all especially lifetime memories. Each day guests rise early for a day full of incredible activities, good food, and beautiful accommodations in our Eco Resort.
2022 Trip Dates have been cancelled. We will resume the program in August & September of 2023. let us know if you are interested.
11 days $2,650 per person based on double occupancy Single Room Supplement $750
We have 6 rooms with a maximum occupancy of 18 people, minimum requirement of 8 guests
Pick-up and Drop-off at Tocument Int'l Airport
Round-trip transportation from Panama City Hotel to our resort.
2 nights stay in the city: 1 arrival and 1 departure night
8 night stay in our comfortable Eco Resort
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our resort or at the Conservation Foundation. Our meals are fresh, delicious, local, and plentiful. You will not go hungry. Non-Alcoholic drinks included.
Daily Sea Turtle Programs: hatchling releases, education, Bio-Diversity walk, night patrols, marine biologist research observations.
Cultural Activities: Dance class, cooking class, honey making experience, Panama hat making, Farewell dance and dinner.
Adventure activities: Waterfall hike, Cerro Hoyas National Park Hike, Whale watching / snorkeling trip.
Unlimited use of surf boards, standup paddle boards, and kayaks included
3 Adventures included: 2 hour surf lesson , 1/2 day waterfall hike, Panamanian Home Tour
All guides and entrance fees.
Panama Canal Tour
What's Not Included:
Tips for drivers and guides. We will suggest a gratuity at check-out.
Meals in Panama City
Anything not shown in the itinerary.