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Turtle Nesting Tour provided by Book with Maria

Turtle Nesting Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Seeing the turtles lay their eggs is a unique experience and when it comes to the arrival it is even more because there are literally so many turtles that you can barely walk. Arrivals commonly occur at Ostional beach only 3 days a month based on tides and phase of the moon, however, the turtles themselves are the ones that decide, so the dates are unpredictable. Turtles always lay their eggs on the same beach, which is also the same where they were born, which makes the experience even more special. Depending on the time the guides, who will do everything possible to see turtles, will take them in case of arrival to the Ostional refuge or a fairly popular option is the Camaronal refuge where there are no arrivals, but you have good opportunities to see turtles in less quantity and even newborns
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Seeing the turtles lay their eggs is a unique experience and when it comes to the arrival it is even more because there are literally so many turtles that you can barely walk. Arrivals commonly occur at Ostional beach only 3 days a month based on tides and phase of the moon, however, the turtles themselves are the ones that decide, so the dates are unpredictable. Turtles always lay their eggs on the same beach, which is also the same where they were born, which makes the experience even more special. Depending on the time the guides, who will do everything possible to see turtles, will take them in case of arrival to the Ostional refuge or a fairly popular option is the Camaronal refuge where there are no arrivals, but you have good opportunities to see turtles in less quantity and even newborns
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Seeing the turtles lay their eggs is a unique experience and when it comes to the arrival it is even more because there are literally so many turtles that you can barely walk. Arrivals commonly occur at Ostional beach only 3 days a month based on tides and phase of the moon, however, the turtles themselves are the ones that decide, so the dates are unpredictable. Turtles always lay their eggs on the same beach, which is also the same where they were born, which makes the experience even more special. Depending on the time the guides, who will do everything possible to see turtles, will take them in case of arrival to the Ostional refuge or a fairly popular option is the Camaronal refuge where there are no arrivals, but you have good opportunities to see turtles in less quantity and even newborns
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 116992P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Water, Juice and cookies
  • Landing and facility fees
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up in any hotel of Samara and Carrillo town as well as houses as long as you provide us with correct adress
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Water, Juice and cookies
  • Landing and facility fees
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up in any hotel of Samara and Carrillo town as well as houses as long as you provide us with correct adress
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 8 travelers
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Barbara F
Hibbing, Minnesota, United States4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We had an amazing guide. He found a nest of sea turtles just starting to hatch. We got to watch 100 babies emerge and walk to the sea. Awesome!
Written December 30, 2021
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Jennifer A
Omaha, NE17 contributions
I am so glad I found Maria!! I actually booked 3 tours through her - turtle nesting (amazing experience!), the local Costa Rican experience (with Luis - highly recommend!) and the bicycling tour (much harder than I anticipated and I ride at home regularly).
Maria is so responsive and easy to work with - I had some tours in mind that she steered me away from because conditions/time of year wouldn’t have given me the best experience. I appreciated her advice so much. I even got to experience a new tour (waterfall swim/hike in the local Costa Rican tour) and she came along all day to make sure it was up to snuff. She was a blast to be around and I felt safe (as a solo female) with all the guides she arranged for me. Thank you, my friend!! Pura vida!
Written November 12, 2021
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Samy Djavidnia
4 contributions
Dec 2019
We found Maria at the stall in Samara and asked her about the Turtle tours. She was incredibly helpful, honest and offered us the best and most complete tour.
Mario, our guide, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and we all learned a lot about turtles.
We will never forget our evening tour on Playa Corozalito.
All together we can highly recommend Maria and Blue Zone CR and would book with her again.
Un abrazo fuerte Maria y Mario, hasta pronto,
Samy
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janine L
4 contributions
We had booked a tour to see the mass arrival of the turtles at Ostenial. After checking with various tour guides we decided to go with Blue Zone CR as Maria has a great personality and seemed extremely helpful and interested in making this a great experience, especially for the 4 kids we were traveling with. Though the initial price was higher than a competitor we still felt more at ease to book withMaria.

To make it even a better deal for us she gave us a very good discount and eventually the tour was worth the money. We were lucky to be in time for the mass landing at Ostenial for the turtles to lay their eggs. We went in the afternoon and watched in the sunset a turtle to lay her eggs, burry them, do the whole process and go back into the ocean. The guide at the tour was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and we learned quite a lot about turtles. Also everyone on the tour was very much making an effort to make the experience great for the kids. Who loved to be that close to a turtle in wildlife.

All together we can highly recommend Maria and Blue Zone CR and would book with her again.
Written October 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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