in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Turtle Nesting Tour

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

43.85 USD

1 - 10

4 hrs

From $43.85 USD
per person

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Tour Information

  • Spend a truly unforgettable evening observing turtles nesting!

    - Venture off the beaten track to beautiful, hidden beaches
    - Look for turtle tracks in the sand that will lead you to their nesting sites
    - Observe sea turtles making their nests on the beach above the high tide mark and laying their eggs, before returning to the ocean

  • Around:
    • Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Pickup: 1: Pangas Beach Club, Main road to Tamarindo, 500m SW from Auto Mercado, in front of El Tesoro, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica
    2: Provincia de Guanacaste, Huacas, Costa Rica

  • 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 5:00 PM
  • Duration: 4 hrs

  • Price per person: $43.85
  • Size: 1 - 10 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

  • Flash Light.
    Bottled water.

  • Gratuity.
    Long sleeve top and trousers, must be dark clothing as not to distract the turtles.
    Comfortable shoes for walking.
    Mosquito Repellent

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

Turtle Nesting Tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Playa Mina, Playa Conchal Costa Rica

We’ll pick you up from your location in Tamarindo before driving approximately 17 miles / 25km or 40 minutes through scenic tracks to a hidden beach, close to the beautiful Playa Minas. Once parked, the turtle nesting beach is only accessible via a 10-15 minute walk. As the beach is inaccessible by car it remains dark and undisturbed for nesting sea turtles. This is why they choose to nest on this beach.

On reaching the beach we’ll walk looking for turtle tracks, which will lead us to where the turtles are making their nests. We’ll then sit facing the back of the turtle. observe them deposit their eggs and return to the water; a truly unforgettable experience!

It is possible to see more than one kind of turtle; including the green, black, olive ridley and if we’re lucky the leatherbacks too.

We respect the turtles at all times by closely following rules laid out by the government conservation authorities so as not to be noticed by the turtles while observing them very closely.

We’ll spend approximately an hour on the beach before returning to drop you off at your location in Tamarindo.

Minimum 2 bookings are needed for the tour to operate.

Duration: 3 hours

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Most travelers can participate.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers


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