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Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo
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Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo

By Native's Way
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$46.16
per adult
from
$46.16
per adult

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Ages 5-99, max of 20 per group
Duration:
4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Spanish


  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Hotel drop-off
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup


Departure details
  • Native's Way Costa Rica - Tours and Transfers, 200 meteres south of Diria, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica 6:00 PM @ Native's Way Tamarindo Office Please contact us if you would like to arrange pick up from a different location
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17279P11

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children age 4 and under
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo
  • We intensify cleaning measures for frequently touched surfaces (exterior and interior handles, etc.), control measures to reduce people, masks are not required during the tour, but please bring a mask for the quick transport from hotel to tour start point in case there are other travelers.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo?
Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo price starts from $46.16. Discover and book Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo on Tripadvisor
What is the Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo cancellation policy?
Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo?
Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo is hosted by Native's Way. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Native's Way on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17279P11

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Native's Way Costa Rica - Tours and Transfers
    200 meteres south of Diria, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    6:00 PM @ Native's Way Tamarindo Office Please contact us if you would like to arrange pick up from a different location
    See address & details
  • 1
    Native's Way
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Playa Mina
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Excellent
Excellente! Muy divertida!! We had so much fun. The tour was well worth every penny. I'd do it again. Our tour guid
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Great tour
This was an absolute amazing excursion. Our tour guide Hector was extremely knowledgeable and personable. We saw a
Neisha L
Neisha L
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Enjoyable Tour for all ages
My elderly parents and I enjoyed the tour. We saw monkeys, various birds and a crocodile. Weather was nice and mo
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Birds, crocs and monkey’s!
Norman and Randy are excellent guides! Jose was a great captain and made sure I was able to get the best camera sho
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Fun-filled day!
Awesome and fun-filled day of tubing, ziplining, and hot springs. We loved this day and would 100% do it again. The
BackPacker688251
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Best time of my life
I am a solo traveller in Costa Rica and let me tell you - it is super fun and safe. And I made friends everywhere I
Bob_S23
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Great Tour, Hassle Free
Great visit to Granada and the surrounding areas. The tour mode boarder crossing easy and hassle free. After seei
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All in one jungle adventure
Everything you could want to do in the jungle packed into one day! Great views and exhilarating adventures through
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An amazing trip to Nicaragua!
What an amazing trip to Nicaragua. Our guide Claudio was so knowledgeable and had the best attitude. We saw an acti
Kendra L
Kendra L
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Great Tour
This was are really nice and relaxing tour. Pick up from our accommodation was so convenient and on the tour, we w
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Safe and fun trip to Nicaragua
Highly recommend - great opportunity to visit Nicaragua and experience some of its beautiful landscapes and the cit
JuneM497
JuneM497
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Highly recommend - great way to experience Costa Rica's natural beauty
This was a really enjoyable tour and our guide, Hector, was extremely knowledgeable giving us a lot of interesting
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Adventure here... ;0)..
What a great experience! Don't hesitate. Guides and drivers were outstanding. No issues, just beautiful landscapes!
mariaandpablom
mariaandpablom
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Amazing visit to Guanacaste, Costa Rica
My husband and I had a six day trip to Guanacaste. Flew into and out of Liberia. Despite this been rainy season w
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Nicaragua Tour
Was told to be at the pickup area 5 minutes before the scheduled time. We were there 10 minutes before the schedule
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56 reviews
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Len W
Bedford, UK44 contributions
This was my second tour of the and my guide was Ivan both times, he looked after the group very well and ensured that everyone had a good view with time to take photos. After a few minutes exploring alone Ivan announced that more than one turtle could be seen digging a nest for her eggs. while we waited for egg laying to start Ivan found a nest of turtle hatchlings just as the reach the surface, we were able to follow their progress down to the water. We then went back to the adult Green Turtle and watch her eggs being laid. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I recommend it.
Written March 5, 2022
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Tricia S
Rawmarsh, UK4 contributions
Couples
We were driven to a dark deserted beach where we had to sit quietly under the light of the moon. After about half a hour large dark shapes( Green turtles) could be seen appearing from the ocean and moving up the beach, we all held our breath. We closely observed one, by the guide’s infra red light, who started to prepare a nest clearing sand with her back flippers. She was struggling as the sand was too dry so two of us gently helped her to dig deeper to a wetter level by moving the sand away with our hands. We were rewarded with a once in a lifetime experience as she started to lay her eggs. We watched her lay about fifty and then we respectfully retreated to leave her to finish her task and return to the ocean. We also saw new hatchlings making their first perilous journeys from the beach to the sea. One was momentarily grabbed by a Ghost crab and nearly did not make it but a guy in our party saved the day as he startled the crab and the hatchling managed to escape and took its first ever plunge into the Pacific waves. A totally awesome experience led by an excellent, knowledgeable guide that truly cared for the turtles and their habitat. This experience we will never forget.
Written February 14, 2022
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Sarah B
2 contributions
Couples
Native’s Way Tours was terrific to work with. Morgan and other staff helped us set up a series of tours including a sunset catamaran, night time turtle nesting, and snorkeling. I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience.

Our tour guide for the turtle nesting tour, Ivan, was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. He was respectful of the turtles and careful not to disturb them, which we greatly appreciated. He was friendly and kind and made the entire experience delightful.

Ivan found us a turtle. We watched the entire process, from her beginning to excavate her nest, to digging the deeper hole in which she buries her eggs, to laying ~75 eggs, to covering them in the end. We were able to lay on our bellies and watch, with our faces only about two feet from her tail.

It was an incredible and profound experience. It was one of the things I most wanted to see while in Costa Rica and it far exceeded my expectations. Native’s Way Tours was instrumental in this process. You’ll be in good hands working with them!! I couldn’t recommend them more.

Thank you Morgan, Ivan, and others for making our time in Costa Rica so magical!
Written March 18, 2021
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Nancy M
United States5 contributions
Solo
The guide was amazing. He found 3 huge turtles nesting and laying eggs and baby turtles. Only 3 stars and no tip because there was no enforcement of mask wearing on the small bus. We are 75 years old and were afraid to be quarantined if we tested positive the day before our return home. It would have cost us $1,000’s. Also, the meeting location was very out of the way and difficult to find. To make matters worse, the person in charge made the bus turn around after driving 10 minutes to pick up a guy who showed up late!
Written January 29, 2022
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Christopher M
London, UK14 contributions
Couples
This was an absolutely amazing experience and it was thanks to the expertise and organisation of the guide that it was so good. He clearly knew his stuff and was able to provide information and answer any questions on turtles. This included where to find the turtles (both hatchlings and mothers laying eggs) and was skilfully able to direct our group around a dark beach so as minimise and give respect to the turtles and their habitat without disturbing them. Would highly recommend.
Written January 7, 2022
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ayelet1212
London, UK79 contributions
A life time experience that I will never forget. Our great guide showed such a great respect to the turtle while insuring our enjoyment. His knowledge of the environment was to admire. We must protect these magnificent animals.
Written January 1, 2020
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TeacherJudy2015
Caledon, Canada15 contributions
The tour guide worked diligently managing the safety and experience of the guests and the turtles. We saw two Pacific Greens heading back to the water after laying their eggs and we were all very happy. The guide encouraged us to stay for another half an hour and our patience was rewarded. A Pacific Green came out of the water and laid her eggs right in front of us!
Written March 23, 2021
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Susanna K
Denver, United States16 contributions
This tour was informative. We learned much about the mama turtles, how often they nest, how many eggs they lay, how long the process takes. We saw a few babies returning to the sea....very adorable but also heartbreaking when you learn only 1 in 1000 will ultimately make it to be an adult. We saw 2 mamas begin the nest digging process but both aborted because the sand was too dry for optimal egg incubating.
We were fortunate enough to see the turtles and get the experience on the first beach and get back to Tamarindo by 8:30 instead of 10pm. We also had a group of about 19 so not terribly big but there was a more intimate tour of about 6 on the same beach and it seemed like their overall experience may have been more thorough.
Be sure to eat before hand; there are a ton of options around the office location where you meet.
Would recommend, especially if you have nature loving older kids. Also wear shoes not flip flops.
Written April 3, 2022
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Samantha K
4 contributions
If you love nature and love animals this tour is for you. Our tour host Carlos was amazing and so knowledgable on turtles he gave us a brief lesson on each of the turtles and their nesting habits in the van on the way there. We were very lucky and we able to see greenback baby turtles, olive ridley baby turtles and a mother black back turtle laying her eggs! Carlos spoke with such respect and understanding of mother nature and the turtles, it was lovely! Even after we spotted the baby turtles he said he was determined to find us a big one and drove us to a different beach as the first stop was quite full of other tour groups at one point. We even got to help the last turtles that had been oxygen-deprived and guided them into the water for the first time. It was beautiful, I would absolutely recommend this tour!
Written February 18, 2020
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Amy M
Idaho68 contributions
I actually did this tour 2 nights while in Tamarindo since I'm a biologist in the States and wanted as much as possible. The first night we saw a black (Green Pacific subspecies) turtle come onto the beach but left due to hermit crabs on the place she chose, and then a successful black turtle nesting. It takes a while for her to prepare the nest site and the guides did a great job explaining the process while we waited. As she got ready to lay the eggs, we were allowed to sneak up close, and I mean 5 feet away to a live sea turtle. Very Cool! We stayed long enough to get our fill of pictures and the experience, then headed back. Be prepared for a half hour of bumpy roads coming and going. The second night was an almost but not quite successful black turtle nest. Even with the guides adding water, the sand was too dry for the nest.
Written February 10, 2020
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