Outdoor sights in The Pacific Slope
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Parque Hawaii, a nature reserve operated by Arcas (Asociación de Rescate y Conservación de Vida Silvestre, Wildlife Rescue & Conservation Association; www.arcasguatemala.com) comprises a sea-turtle hatchery with some caimans 8km east along the beach from Monterrico. It is separate from and rivals Cecon's work in the same field. Volunteers are welcome year-round, but the real sea turtle nesting season is from June to November, with August and September being the peak months.
Volunteers are charged around US$50 a week for a room, with meals extra and homestay options with local families. Jobs for volunteers include hatchery checks and maintenance, local school education…