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Turtle Tour to Wildlife Refuge Ostional

animal care

Turtle Tour to Wildlife Refuge Ostional

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Tickets, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English
animal care

Turtle Tour to Wildlife Refuge Ostional

animal care

Turtle Tour to Wildlife Refuge Ostional

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Tickets, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will drive to the Wildlife Refuge Ostional which is considered as the site of the most reproduction of Olive Ridley turtles in the whole world. Playa Ostional is a 30-45minute drive away from Nosara. On the drive I will start with an explanation about the turtles and their nesting habits. You will have the chance to see turtles laying their eggs (nesting) or how the baby turtles leave their nests (hatching). The nesting occurs 1x per month and last 2-3 days. Turtles prefer to nest in the dark so the best time to see turtles is in the early morning around 5 AM. When we enter the beach I will explain you in detail the nesting and hatching habits of the turtles and show you examples. You will follow the journey of a turtle laying her eggs or experience the way of a baby turtle who will enter the ocean the first time in their life. We will spend 45min- 1 hour on the beach, depending the amount of turtles and your questions. We will drive back to Nosara and there will time for questions and sharing the experience on the ride back.

Your host

Learn more about Alonso

Alonso

I am a tour guide for the Pacific Olive Ridley sea turtle. Working in tourism in the Guanacaste area since more than 6 years makes me the perfect guide to show you Costa Ricas amazing nature. My passion is nature and my favorite phrase is that "nature simply is incredible". Let me take you to an unforgettable tour into nature getting in contact with wild life, like on the ground with turtles. PURA VIDA

What's included

Tickets
There is a fee that needs to be paid to enter the Refuge which I will provide and which is included in the total price of the…
Transportation
I can pick you up in the area of Nosara with my Mitsubishi Montero, a SUV model with 7 seats and 4x4 wheel.
Equipment
I will give you or have a red light which is not harmful to the turtle.

Where you'll be

Ostional Wildlife Refuge is one of the most important locations in the world to see turtles in Costa Rica. This refuge protects 238 hectares of protected land, including 15 km of beach where thousands of turtles lay their eggs. Ostional is is located in the Nicoya Peninsula about 50 km (31 miles) from Nicoya city and a few kilometers from Nosara. Ostional is 60 kilometers (37.6 miles) and 1.5 hour drive from Tamarindo.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Turtles are nesting and hatching depending on the moon cycle, so I will get in touch with you about the best time to go on that specific day. Transportation and meeting point can be adjusted to your needs. If you drive your own (rental) car a 4x4 car is recommended for the road.

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Alonso
Turtle Tour to Wildlife Refuge Ostional
New experience
$42/person
New experience
$42/person