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Turtle Nesting Tour provided by Sol Eco Adventures

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Overview
Spend a truly unforgettable evening observing turtles nesting! - Venture off the beaten track to beautiful, hidden beaches - Look for turtle tracks in the sand that will lead you to their nesting sites - Observe sea turtles making their nests on the beach above the high tide mark and laying their eggs, before returning to the ocean
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    Playa Mina
    Stop: 3 hours
    We’ll pick you up from your location in Tamarindo before driving approximately 17 miles / 25km or 40 minutes through scenic tracks to a hidden beach, close to the beautiful Playa Minas. Once parked, the turtle nesting beach is only accessible via a 10-15 minute walk. As the beach is inaccessible by car it remains dark and undisturbed for nesting sea turtles. This is why they choose to nest on this beach. On reaching the beach we’ll walk looking for turtle tracks, which will lead us to where the turtles are making their nests. We’ll then sit facing the back of the turtle. observe them deposit their eggs and return to the water; a truly unforgettable experience! It is possible to see more than one kind of turtle; including the green, black, olive ridley and if we’re lucky the leatherbacks too. We respect the turtles at all times by closely following rules laid out by the government conservation authorities so as not to be noticed by the turtles while observing them very closely. We’ll spend approximately an hour on the beach before returning to drop you off at your location in Tamarindo. Minimum 2 bookings are needed for the tour to operate.
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Departure Point
Pangas Beach Club, Main road to Tamarindo, 500m SW from Auto Mercado, in front of El Tesoro, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica Provincia de Guanacaste, Huacas, Costa Rica
Duration
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Flash Light
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuity
  • Long sleeve top and trousers, must be dark clothing as not to distract the turtles
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Mosquito Repellent
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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MonaDona wrote a review Nov 2020
Leon, Spain17 contributions9 helpful votes
We really didn’t know what to expect with the turtle nesting tour, we read the great reviews and thought might as well give it a try. But it was an incredible experience. We saw so many turtles come up onto the beach and slowly dig holes in the sand, laying dozens of eggs. The
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Floran B wrote a review Feb 2020
Bartlesville, OK136 contributions32 helpful votes
Wear bug spray, long pants for sitting around on the beach and shoes that are comfortable for walking in sand. We were given a "Costa Rica massage" getting to the beach where they gave us flashlights and told us we need to hustle to see a turtle on the beach. I'm thinking,
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Date of experience: January 2020
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steveP7008CL wrote a review Dec 2019
Yakima, Washington8 contributions
Tom (tour guide) met us and had us follow him (in case we wanted to leave early or stay late) to the beach, which took 30-45 minutes. He and several other guides were all in contact with radios so they could cover more beach area watching for a turtle to come ashore. A turtle
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Marc-Émile wrote a review Dec 2019
Iqaluit, Canada6 contributions
Very knowing guide ! He know a lot about turtle, very impressive ! Best guide so far ! Worthy tour ! We had the chance to observe 2 mama turtles ! Thats amazing !
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Stephen Klug wrote a review Dec 2019
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Tomas, was funny, accommodating, extremely knowledgeable, and professional. The experience wouldn’t have been the same without his experience. I highly recommend to try this with Tomás! Thanks Tomás!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Would do it again
Tom was very pleasant and informative about the flora and history of the area. We enjoyed the trip very much just
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Sol eco kayak and hike in national forest with Tom
It was a wonderful experience, Tom is extremely knowledgeable and excited about what he does, and the more question
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maranth68
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If you are interested in learning new things.
Captain Tom was so excited to share his knowledge that it was easy to share his zeal ! The park has 400+ old trees
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Snarky guide
If you like your guide to be derisive and sarcastic, then he’s your guy (she says sarcastically). After haranguing
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Mhealy747
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Loved it!
What an amazing adventure. About a 45 minute paddle up the river (it was very windy that day). Right after stoppin
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S4314EQjohnp
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Kayak outing
My wife and I were the only ones that day to book so we had Tom, our guide put us in a double kayak. The equipment
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Andrew61891
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Excellent experience, would do again
Tom was a fantastic guide. He arrived early which is always appreciated and then showed us exactly how to enter and
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352ramzia
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KAYAK Adventure
This was an adventure out to the small Captain Island. Super fun trip on the open water. Island itself is fantasti
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Jinsonp57
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Great Tour
Loved this tour to Capitan Island. While it is small, the island is home to much marine life. Our guide, Tom, showe
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Footprints812907
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Highly recommend
Our guide was amazing and this is the best way to see the park. We saw monkeys, bats, crabs and learned a lot about
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CA202
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Vitamin Sea
The kayaking and snorkeling experience was fun. We even had a chance to tour the island. We were encouraged to flip
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Louis G
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Great half day kayak and hiking
We met Tom on the beach and we signed up for his half-day kayak tour of the estuary into the national park. We went
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KAYAK ON THE RIVER (LAS BAULAS PARK) WITH CAPTAIN TOM - NICE EXPERIENCE
We did this tour with Captain Tom on November 6th, 2019 and it meet our expectations. We have met Tom on the beach
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Navigator75233
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Kayaking to island off Playa Tamarindo
Like many others, we meet Tom on the beach. We had a super time with Tom. I haven't done much kayaking, but my hus
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georgina1456
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Highly recommended Kayak tour with Tom
Tom took us on an incredible adventure to the heart of Las Baulas National Park! After kayaking through the mangro
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