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Spawning Turtles Tortuguero Tour

Spawning Turtles Tortuguero Tour runs from mid-June to the end of September and let you witness the miracle of life while helping the sea turtles to Spawning

USD $33.00

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Spawning Turtles Tortuguero Tour

Highlights

– Witness the miracle of life and help the sea turtles to start this marvelous process.
– Meet the Green and/or the Leatherback turtle, endangered turtle species that nests in the sands of Tortuguero.

Description

Go through the most important nesting site for the endangered Green and Leatherback turtles, where you will have the chance to see amazing sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach outside the town. Help the circle of life of the Green and the Leatherback turtle to start at Tortuguero!

Between June and October, approximately, the beaches of Tortuguero offer a marvelous spectacle that nobody should miss. With the help of a volunteer tracking team, we will show you how the sea turtles arrive to the land their ancestors have been using to make their nests for millions of years, performing the same ritual in different phases, starting when they reach the beach sand thanks to the wave’s swinging. When they find the right place and environment, they dig their nests in the sand to later put their eggs and hide them under the sand before they return to the sea. You will live a truly magical moment that only a few privileged people is able to experience.

Duration

2 hours

What to Bring

  • Shoes appropriated to walk on the sand
  • Dark clothes
  • Waterproof coat

Important Notes

  • Recommended seasons:

Green turtle: from mid-June to the end of September

Leatherback turtle: from April to June (there are fewer specimens, so we cannot guarantee their observation everyday )

  •  Schedule: this tour starts between the 20h and 22h (the schedule is assigned by the National Park)
  • Confirm your booking before 17 hours, to grant a permit, because this is a protected activity
  •  Number of people: Maximum 10 persons per group
  •  Minimum price: According to the number of persons that form the group
  • You don’t need to pay again the entrance ticket to the National Park if you already got it because you have visited it during the day. However, in case you don’t have a ticket, you can see the turtles from the public area, paying an amount of $5 to the volunteer organization that look after the turtles.

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Tortuguero National Park, Colorado, Limon, Costa Rica

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Tortuguero National Park, Colorado, Limon, Costa Rica 10.448877, -83.506923

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