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See Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

sea-turtles-costa-rica When and where to see sea turtles in Costa Rica
Have you ever seen sea turtles laying eggs in the sand under the cover of darkness on a remote tropical beach? It's an amazing experience we want to give you by offering this opportunity to see the turtles in Costa Rica for free. The "rich coast" of Costa Rica is blessed with some of the most important nesting grounds in the world for four different species of sea turtles.It's a rare privilege to witness these prehistoric reptiles of the sea that have evolved for millennia to migrate thousands of miles back to the beaches where they emerged. On a night turtle tour escorted by a well-trained local guide you can actually stand just a few feet from a giant green or leatherback sea turtle with an average weight of 300 pounds and watch while she heaves and sighs for up to an hour laying 80-100 eggs before camouflaging her nest and...
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Slow Down and Watch the Turtles!

see-turtles-in-costa-rica How and Where to see turtles in Costa Rica
If you haven’t experienced a guided night tour to observe any of the different types of sea turtles laying their eggs in the sand then consider traveling to Costa Rica for this incredible opportunity. Our country is a primary nest site for 4 of the main species of sea turtles. Being part of this sacred ritual gives us the chance to appreciate their beauty and innocent energy. Watching the babies hatch starting their journey through life is an amazing analogy for human kind. Some do not get to see the light, some make it just a few steps after devoured by their predators, even when entering the water there are other predators waiting, many make it beyond the ocean shores but just a few actually become fully developed adults. It is a process you can’t interfere with, if you take them directly to the water they would drown. They need to do it on their own, the short walk from the nest to...
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12 Miles of Paradise

Guest Author Brad Nahill I’ve done a lot of jungle hiking but never at night and never at this pace. We moved quickly through the rainforest, hurrying to the beach at the end of the trail, in the hopes of arriving in time to put a satellite transmitter on a black turtle currently on the beach. The rumble of far-off thunder faded into the sound of crashing waves as we crested a hill near the end of the trail. Our destination was Brasilon Beach, within the La Flor Wildlife Refuge in the southwestern corner of Nicaragua. This beach is one of several turtle nesting beaches along this stretch of coast protected by Paso Pacifico, an innovative young conservation organization. Paso Pacifico focuses on protecting the “Paso del Istmo”, an incredibly beautiful 12-mile stretch of land between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean. I had arrived to this incredible corner of Nicaragua earlier that...
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