This was an ‘um and err’ as to whether Costa Rica made this list, but with the amazing wildlife – including the hummingbird – I eventually included it. It’s likely that I will also do an extension to see the Mayan ruins in Mexico while there, and that will mean I tick off a large number of the ‘wonders of the world’ during the 62 months.
The title of this challenge though is ‘turtle preservation’ as, while I am there, I do want to do something related to wildlife preservation volunteering, and helping turtles reach the water’s edge by scaring off predators appeals. Turtle hatchlings have to overcome so much adversity in their first few minutes of life just to make it to the water. Their overall survival statistics are bleak, yet they press ahead across the sand, determined to reach the goal of the big wide ocean.