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Playa Mata Oscura Panama Turtle Monitoring Tour

Discover the life cycle of sea turtles on the beach of Mata Oscura, located on the coast of Veraguas, as you get paired with community guides who will take you on an educational turtle monitoring night tour along the beach!

USD $40.00USD $143.00

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Playa Mata Oscura Panama Turtle Monitoring Tour


On this Playa Mata Oscura Panama Turtle Monitoring Tour you will:

  • Experience the beautiful sea turtles that come to nest on the scenic beach of rural Playa Mata Oscura in Veraguas!
  • Understand and discover how the sea turtles nest and cycle through their lives in this educational tour with community locals


In the world there are eight different species of sea turtles and five of the eight come to Panama to nest! And specifically, in the community of Mata Oscura there are four different species of turtles that come to nest on these beautiful beaches.

Mata Oscura is located in the beautiful province of Veraguas and is cradled right on the coast of the province. It’s sandy beaches attract many travelers and surfers alike but more than anything else, it’s their sea turtles that are the main attraction.

On this tour you will be paired up with local guides to learn all about the local sea turtle conservation project. Your community guide will take you to the beach where the sea turtles come to nest and you will be able to participate in the locals conservation activities such as building the actual sea turtle nests.

At night, the fun part will start as your will embark on a monitoring hike on the beach of Mata Oscura to see if you can spot any sea turtles!


6 hours

What’s Included

  • Transport to and from Santiago
  • Night monitoring of tours
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • Specialized Guide


Mata Oscura Veraguas, Mariato, Veraguas, Panama

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Mata Oscura Veraguas, Mariato, Veraguas, Panama 7.467373, -80.931305

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