Costa Rica is known for its amazing wildlife, and one of the most beloved creatures found in the Guanacaste region is the Pacific Green Turtle. Every year during the turtle nesting season in Costa Rica between the months of November and January, the magnificent sea turtles seek the Costa Rican beaches which have become a safe haven to continue the circle of life. Our Night Turtle Nesting Tour allows you to witness this phenomena up close and personal on a very special nature tour in Costa Rica.
Major turtle nesting sites have been located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and most notably Costa Rica. Pacific Green Turtles can live up to 80 years and can grow up to 7 feet long. Incredibly enough, these turtles travel as many as 1,600 miles in order to reach their spawning grounds in Costa Rica. What a special sight to behold!
Patience will be needed on this turtle nesting tour so as to protect and preserve the Costa Rica sea turtle population. After registering at the park ranger station with your passport, we will wait for our knowledgeable bilingual guide to spot a female turtle emerging from the ocean. We will then walk closer to witness her digging a deep hole, and depositing her eggs (60-90!) inside of it before covering it up again. No flash cameras or lights are used, and we will keep our voices down to not disturb this process.
After 100-150 days, these turtle eggs will hatch and the baby turtles begin the most difficult part of their life, trying to reach the water! They must avoid predators such as crabs, gulls, and other sea creatures in order to reach adulthood. It is estimated that only 1% of hatchlings reach sexual maturity to continue this unique process.
For nature and animals lovers, our turtle nesting tour in Costa Rica will be and educational and unforgettable evening. Book your discount nature tours in Costa Rica with The Real Deal Tours and don´t miss out on this lifetime experience.
Departures: Evenings According to Tides November Through January.
Length: Depends on the tide.
Children: Minimum age is 6.
This tour is available private, contact us for quote.
Round Trip Transportation included in the price for most hotels in the following areas:Zone 1: Papagayo, Hermosa, Panama, Playa del Coco, Ocotal, Liberia, 4 Seasons, Riu Papagayo
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Limited Transportation is included in these areas and transportation fees may apply:Zone 3: Playa Grande, Hilda Pinilla, Sugar Beach
Dreams Las Mareas will have to contact us to arrange private transportation for an additional fee.
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