Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo
Meet your guide and group at the Native's Way tour office, located in front of La Oveja Negra Hostel, just west of the Banco Nacional in downtown Tamarindo. Meeting time is just after sunset. Turtles can be seen year around, but October to April is the peak season for turtle nesting. Travel to a protected beach, Playa Grande. Once there, climb out and spend time watching nature take its course: Green Pacific and Olive Ridley turtles laying their eggs. You may even see Leatherback turtles (very rare) or turtle eggs hatching and babies making their way to the sea. Flash photography and flashlights are prohibited, but your guide will use a special red light that does not disturb the turtles. At the conclusion of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.
On this Tamarindo Turtle Nesting tour, you will have the rare chance to see Olive Ridley and Green Pacific sea turtles lay their eggs, and sometimes even see the babies hatching and going out to sea! - See Turtles Laying their Eggs - Chance of Seeing Baby Turtles Hatching - Local Bilingual Conservationist Guide - A Rare Chance to See Costa Rica's Beloved Turtles
Covid 19 Safety Measures
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
We intensify cleaning measures for frequently touched surfaces (exterior and interior handles, etc.), control measures to reduce people, masks are not required during the tour, but please bring a mask for the quick transport from hotel to tour start point in case there are other travelers.