Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

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

What’s included?

  • Local taxes

  • Bottled water

  • Driver/guide

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

  • Hotel drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Costa Rica Tours, Transfers, & Packages. We evaluate your interests and needs carefully to help customize the perfect Costa Rican experience for you. Your trip will be lead by the best native guides around that can show you off the beaten path to see things most do not. We benefit the local community by helping local underfunded schools, using sustainable practices and paying higher wages. Whether you’d like to bring a group for a trip full of adrenaline, have a romantic getaway with your lover, explore the wildlife in the rainforest, or pamper yourself on a spa retreat, Costa Rica can give you the travel experince of a lifetime.You can go ziplining through the canopies, rappelling down waterfalls, relax in the natural hot springs, snorkel, bird watch, go whitewater rafting, hike a volcano or two, take a boat tour to see the vast biodiversity of Costa Rica, and so much more. Native’s Way will help you through the entire process, let us show you what we love about Costa Rica.

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