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Turtle Tour Near Samara Beach provided by Samara Adventures

Turtle Tour Near Samara Beach

Turtle Tour Near Samara Beach
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
2
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    2
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
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Call the number below and use the product code: 12702P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 160, Provincia de Guanacaste, Sámara, Costa Rica Next to Cocos Mexican Restaurant
  • 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 recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Dress code: casual but avoid bright colors
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 160, Provincia de Guanacaste, Sámara, Costa Rica Next to Cocos Mexican Restaurant
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Dress code: casual but avoid bright colors
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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pldelaney
Rome, NY11 contributions
Jun 2021
The journey to the beach in the darkness was an invigorating lead up to walking the beach and searching for the turtles in their quest to lay their eggs. Our guide was very informative and we found two turtles in the act of laying their precious cargo. Well worth the experience.
Written 4 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It was a pleasure serving you. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. The guides work hard to provide as much as possible information and details during each activity that we do. your review reaffirms it.. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Pura Vida
Written 20 July 2021
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Charles2B
State College, PA24 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We did the evening tour to see the turtles laying eggs. This is a seasonal tour (as you might have guessed), and takes about 2-3 hours, depending when you find a turtle ready to lay eggs. From Samara, it is about a 25 minute drive, the rest is the beach experience. The guide (Brian) was very knowledgeable about the turtles, and did everything to give a great tour to us. Prepare to walk at the beach at night, but you don't need torches. The guide has red lights, which allows you to see the entire process from digging a hole to covering it up. It is a pretty amazing experience. Don't expect dozens of turtle littering the beach, but you will see what there is to see. As a nice bonus, they stopped on the way back at a small river we crossed to show us some crocodiles in the water. Great tour overall.
Written 26 June 2018
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kateandmark
Stourbridge, UK228 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Our guide collected us and there was quite a long bumpy ride before we got to the beach. They were very knowledgable and very clear about the rules and what we were not allowed to do. we observed a number of turtles coming up the beach, watched them lay their eggs and then return to the sea. it was a privilege to observe
Written 18 January 2018
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HungryTarHeel
Toronto, Canada217 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We booked this tour and were picked up promptly at our hotel by our guide Mauricio. It was only about. 25 minute ride to the reserve from Samara.
Mauricio briefed us on what to expect and what not to expect as he had been there several days before and had no luck seeing a turtle with a tour.
We had a great night with no rain and a nice breeze. We were very lucky as Mauricio found us a turtle about 20 minutes after we arrived at the beach itself. The turtle had just dug its hole and we watched as it it lays its eggs and buried them. We were in awe. The turtle slowly made it to way back to the water and we followed it hypnotized! After she departed we walked the length of the beach and although we saw no other turtles, we did observe some volunteers scooping up eats that had been laid so they could be protected in the hatchery. We did see evidence of what happens to the eggs when raccoons dig up the nests.
We recommend shorts (it was hot and it's a long walk), bug spray (although it wasn't bad) and definitely closed toed shoes or runners as walking on the beach would be difficult in sandals or barefoot.
We couldn't be happier with the tour and Mauricio was outstanding as he explained everything and answered all our questions. Highly recommended!!!!
Written 15 July 2019
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jenb20182018
Somerset, UK8 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
This was an amazing experience. Our guide was Michael, who was very friendly and knowledgeable. First we watched some hatchlings from the reserve being released and making their first trip to the sea, which was amazing. We then walked for miles on a beautiful moonlit beach, (playa Camaronal) which was enjoyable in itself. Right in the last 10 minutes, a turtle was spotted and we were able to watch her nesting, laying eggs, covering them up and then making her way back to sea. It was a truly magical and memorable experience. I would say it is a must do activity on a trip to Costa Rica.
Written 13 January 2018
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CAAMM
Minnetonka, MN3 contributions
All three adventures were amazing. We got to see a turtle dig a hole, lay her eggs, bury them and then walk back to the sea - under the stars!
Sámara trails was a great hike including an stunning view of the whole bay. We listened to howler monkeys for much of the hike and then finally saw them at the end.
The dolphins took a while to find but it was well worth the wait. It was really cool to see them swimming and playing in their natural environment.
Ricardo was our guide for both the turtles and the dolphins and he was great. His love of life is truly amazing!!
Written 5 July 2019
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CAAMM I am truly glad to know you had a amazing experience in all the activities. Our team works hard to make sure you only get the best! Ricardo loves his job and nature, we see that everyday in his work. Hoping to see you again soon, we have much to explore. Pura vida!
Written 17 August 2019
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LynnTiki
Galveston, TX5 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had a fabulous experience seeing an Olive Ridley laying eggs. Mauricio let us know that we went at the very beginning of nesting season and it might take a few hours to see a turtle, if we saw one at all. He found a nest right away and was very careful not to disturb the turtle but allowed us to see what was going on. The experience was very moving.
Written 9 June 2019
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Hola LynnTiki, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. As you said nature is unpredictably beautiful, it is gift to be a witness. I am glad you had the chance to admire the process up close :) Come back any time soon. We will be happy to be a part of your adventures!
Written 17 August 2019
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Alexi H
5 contributions
What an amazing experience! We were able to watch hatchlings make their way to the ocean and a turtle building its nest and laying the eggs. Amazing guide who jade eagle eyes, even in the dark.
Written 31 January 2018
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Chris L
5 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited Camaronal Beach with guide Rodrigo in mid-January 2020. Although this is not peak time, he explained the risk we might not see one. As it turned out, he worked very hard and over 3 hours we saw volunteers releasing hatchlings, an olive ridley return to see, and then another mother come from the sea and the whole process. And predators stalking the eggs. Fantastic night, an experience to remember....
Written 5 February 2020
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Hola Chris! Thank you so much for writing this amazing review. We are really happy to hear that you had a great time and you enjoyed our tours and staff. We hope to see you on your next trip to Costa Rica!
Written 7 March 2020
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Lisa M
4 contributions
Dec 2019
We seemed to be one day late on all of our excursions this trip to see any wildlife! Just drew the short straw I guess. We missed 2 turtles who had dug nests and already made it back to the ocean. Unfortunately, we couldn’t keep count of the number of raccoons that were waiting in the wings for their next meal. We saw the remnants of their destruction. Our guide (I’m so sorry, I’ve forgotten his name!) was so informative and a lovely fellow. It was a worthwhile evening and I would recommend.
Written 21 December 2019
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