The volunteers of the Malena Beach Conservation Association work toward the preservation of three species of turtles on the beaches of Malena. Chairperson Ana González and her community volunteers take visitors on turtle watches; peak season for laying and hatching is September through November. The organization also offers accommodations, horseback riding, boat tours, whale-watching and nature walks.

Outside peak season, there's green turtles from December through February and Carey turtles in July and August. The organization always needs enthusiastic volunteers with basic Spanish skills. To volunteer, contact Hostal Iguana Verde.