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Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

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Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

Just stopped last night by the National Park's office... they were taking a group of 37 to the leatherback turtle tour... The first turtle of the season showed up on October 25th and since then the National Park is making tours every night...The cost is about $25 dollars/person... Can't wait to go this year...

What will you see in the tour?

The leatherback is the largest of living turtles and one of the largest reptiles in the world. An adult female will come up to sandy beaches to lay her eggs in a deep nest that she digs with her front flippers. She lays about 100 eggs, fills in the pit and conceals the nest. She performs all of this at night, returning to the ocean before light.

The leatherback is a critically endangered species... don't miss the rare opportunity to see them if you come to Costa Rica... it's a great experience...

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1. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

Great to know, this is truly one of natures amazing wonders!

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2. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

That just sounds too cool !!

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3. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

For how long does this continue?

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4. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

It continues for the next 4 months...

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5. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

Awesome - does anyone recommend a group to go with to witness this? I will be in Tamarindo for New Years....

Thanks!

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6. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

First of all, if you are coming by New Years, please book with enough time in advance... The National Park only accepts 40 pax per night in order to not to disturb the turtles... and needless to say, New Years is the busiest week of the year... That's the only way to see the turltes, the beach is completely controlled during the evenings by the National Park's staff, so no other groups are allowed to be on the beach...

If you need a reservation you can do it through the Welcome Center... email info@costaricawelcomecenters.com

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7. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

Good to know...those amizing animals are incredible ...

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!

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8. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

How far away is this from the new Riu Guanacaste? How would I go about arranging transportation? Thanks!

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9. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

Hi Susie...From RIU to Playa Grande is about 45 minutes by the monkey trail...back to Artola...take Monkey Trail...down to Sugar Beach, La Penca, Potrero, Conchal...and then road to Playa Grande...

You can get a taxi or hire a private transfer from there...even a complete tour package from RIU...transportation TURTLES, entrance fee, guide...back to RIU!

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!

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10. Re: Tamarindo Leatherback Turtle Nesting Season Started

You can arrange everything through the Tamarindo Welcome Center... i heard that the packages from RIU are pretty expensive, as for a quote to both TWC and RIU...you can email info@costaricawelcomecenters.com