We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo

Select Date and Travelers
2 travelers
    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and group at the Native's Way tour office, located in front of La Oveja Negra Hostel, just west of the Banco Nacional in downtown Tamarindo. Meeting time is just after sunset. Turtles can be seen year around, but October to April is the peak season for turtle nesting.

    Travel to a protected beach, Playa Grande. Once there, climb out and spend time watching nature take its course: Green Pacific and Olive Ridley turtles laying their eggs. You may even see Leatherback turtles (very rare) or turtle eggs hatching and babies making their way to the sea. 

    Flash photography and flashlights are prohibited, but your guide will use a special red light that does not disturb the turtles. 

    At the conclusion of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Native's Way Costa Rica - Tours and Transfers, 50 meters west of Banco Nacional, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • National Park fees
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for children age 4 and under
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Reviews (30)
    Filter reviews
    20 results
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Traveler rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews eggs red light estuary tour ivan dug flashed dragging beach safety
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 20 reviews
    Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

    Wish our trip with this company would have worked out because I really enjoyed the staff but I thought it was irresponsible not to cancel the trip after so much rain that day especially since the vehicle they used wasn’t four wheel drive, or if...More

    Thank guislen2019
    Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

    Excellent experience and service especially Jason the Rep who was extremely helpful courteous and knowledgeable I would recommend this experience for groups and couples

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Fiona C
    Reviewed May 1, 2019

    A great experience and our guide was informative. We were very lucky to see one turtle but don’t expect to always see them!!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank pradhanbop
    Reviewed March 27, 2019

    It was great tour and learning with Ivan who explained everything and found the turtle and helped her to build the nest etc.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Monika L
    Reviewed March 21, 2019

    Huge thanks to Ivan, he is so dedicated to find and show the nesting turtle(s) to visitors and to explain everything about them, how they are endangered and how volunteers protect them, etc. "Our mom-to-be " turtle got stuck in tree roots and Ivan helped...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Monika L
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    Mickey M
    April 18, 2019|
    Response from muddyrts | Reviewed this property |
    The locations change according to the turtles migrating pattern
    Key Details
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: