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Things to see in Ostional

Gaithersburg...
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Things to see in Ostional

we are going to stay two nights in Ostional - mostly to see the turtles, but i was wondering is there anything else we should check out?

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Things to see in Ostional

Just drive and walk around...Ostional is famous mostly for turtles!

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Lake Havasu City...
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2. Re: Things to see in Ostional

You can go horseback riding, ATV tour, sailing, and hiking. Don't go in the water, the area has been known to have a few hungry sea creatures during the turtle hatching season, and has some strong rip tides.

Playa Guiones...
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3. Re: Things to see in Ostional

Not much to do at all in Ostional, but nearby Nosara has many activities. ATV tours, horseback riding, zip lines, surfing, etc.

You could also drive a bit north to San Juanillo beach...beautiful!! Snorkeling is the best in the area.

Gaithersburg...
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4. Re: Things to see in Ostional

thanks. We love to snorkel.

Lake Havasu City...
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5. Re: Things to see in Ostional

San Juanillo is one of my favorite beaches in Costa Rica.

Gaithersburg...
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6. Re: Things to see in Ostional

i don't see any mention of Snorkeling on the San Juanillo page. Do you just snorkel of the beach?

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7. Re: Things to see in Ostional

Yes, just off the beach, nice little cove are protected from surf.

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ostional guanacaste
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9. Re: Things to see in Ostional

We at the arribadas dot com , station can handle tours and activities specially with children as our work is to teach about the marine turtles. Is easy to contact us at Facebook estacion biomarina arribadas ostional guanacaste , or twitter Lora hills or arribadas.

But if looking for party , is not the best place to come because this is a marine turtles sanctuary. And silence and no lights are require. Let us guide you with the local guides and show school groups , or family groups all there is to know about marine turtles. wendy

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10. Re: Things to see in Ostional

Just returned from Ostional and there is a lot to do if you can connect with someone who knows the area well.

- While it is true that most beaches do have dangerous rip currents, there are a few that do not and are perfectly safe for swimming, even with kids as we had.

- There is also good zip lining nearby

- Kayaking up the estuaries to view the mangroves and the fauna is really interesting -- nothing like a cayman eye's view to put perspective on things, and the birdlife is wonderful

- The horse culture is strong in the area so you can go on rides through the area and along the beach

- At different times throughout the year there is also the rodeo and local festivals

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