Nighttime Sea Turtle Watching


Playa Gandoca in the Gandoca Manzanillo refuge, is a very important site for the nesting of some species among them; Carey (Eretmochelys imbricata), Green (Chelonia mydas) and Baula (Dermochelys coriacea) which is characterized as the largest sea turtle in the world and in danger of extinction). After the meeting with our guide or we will go to our center of operations located just 75 meters from Gandoca beach, where they will receive an informative talk and we will prepare to go to the beach, then we will wait at the beach until they tell us (the park ranger) the place and location where some turtle is coming from, or we will walk for short trips on the beach to locate them, for the entire trip our guide will give details and information of the turtles, these incredible reptiles visit the beaches of Gandoca in the months of February to July, the odds are good but not It is totally safe to see them, the beach is quite long and it is not always in the schedule that we are patrolling. (Remember that it is not possible to use a camera)

Tour info

4 hours
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Why take this tour?

With your visit you support the community's efforts to protect these species. Your presence on the beach protects the eggs and the nesting turtle from natural predators and poachers. Likewise and important it generates an economic alternative for the local community.

What’s included?

  • Snaks, natural drink or cofee.

  • All Fees and Taxes

  • If you want to include dinner you must request at the time of booking, it has an additional cost.

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

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

About operator:

Local tour operator, in the South Caribbean of Costa Rica, Tortuguero and Bocas del Toro. We promote sustainable tourism with eco-tourism, cultural and adventure activities. In rural communities and protected areas. Providing opportunities for local staff in the development of activities.

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