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Playa Hermosa Wildlife Refuge

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Playa Hermosa

The Best oficiālo the Hotels in Pacific ocean, we spend a perfect time there. I recomend to the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
A Cachete H
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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The refuge all the way at the end of the beach is a great trip through a one-lane dirt road... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2013
adventurefamily05
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Richmond, Virginia
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30 Jul 2015
“Playa Hermosa”
25 Aug 2014
“Refuge washed away”
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

The Best oficiālo the Hotels in Pacific ocean, we spend a perfect time there. I recomend to the tourists and surfers!!!

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank A Cachete H
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We read the reviews and went out to see the refuge but when we got to the end of the road we knew something was not right as the farming showed more road where there was now sand and driftwood. It got washed away in...More

Date of experience: August 2014
6  Thank ScentOfFlowers
Reviewed 4 April 2013

The refuge all the way at the end of the beach is a great trip through a one-lane dirt road, bobbing and weaving through palms. Turtle eggs in the ground so not much to see, but picked up a couple nice coconuts for later and...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank adventurefamily05
Reviewed 7 August 2012

My wife and I visited this refuge during each of our last 2 trips to Costa Rica. Did not know about the turtle releases, but we saw lots of interesting birds, including a wood stork, lots of Northern Jacana's, Yellow Headed Caracaras, as well as...More

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank David S
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Tour guides very knowlegable. Be careful of parking and guide wanna-bes

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank Diane R
Reviewed 12 January 2012

We stumbled upon this Dec. 2011. We now take all of our guests here for a rare experience. The turtle release starts around early Dec. into early January. You can watch (maybe even help) dig up the turtles. Sometimes 50+ tutles in each nest. Then...More

Date of experience: January 2012
3  Thank amiealan
Reviewed 11 December 2011

Our family was fortunate to spend a morning at Playa Hermosa Wildlife Refuge south of Jaco, watching the hatching of baby Olive Ridley turtles and participating in their release to the ocean to start their new lives. We all learned about the work being done...More

Date of experience: November 2011
3  Thank Susan J
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