This is truly more than a tour. It is an unforgettable, educational experience like no other. Witness the miracle that has played itself out continually at Playa Ostional and Playa Grande since time can tell. By sunset or under the moon and stars, watch the nesting process of the Olive Ridley Turtles and the Leather Back Turtles (Baulas) respectively. Turtles venture to shore nightly to lay their eggs. Traditionally each turtle lays between 100-120 ping pong size eggs. A certified, local, guide will lead you to the nesting turtles and explain the nesting process and the do’s and don’ts.
Departure Time: Normally between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. The recommended departure depends on the tide. Please consult with us for specifics.
Return Time: Determined by Mother Nature.
Travel Time to Playa Ostional: Approximately 2- 2.5 Hours each way (from Playa Hermosa or Playa Del Coco)
Travel Time to Playa Grande: Approximately 2 Hours each way (from Playa Hermosa or Playa Del Coco)
What to Wear: Shorts, Shoes that can get wet.
What to Bring: Towel, Sunscreen, Mosquito repellent, rain gear and Camera (Flashes are not allowed after 6 pm)
*** Avispa’s Adventures ALWAYS recommends that when you travel off of your resort whether with us or anyone else, you travel with either your original Passport or a copy of your passport **** (copies should include your photo page as well as the stamp that you get upon entry to Costa Rica)
Recommended for: The Entire Family
NOTE: We have direct contact with officials in Playa Ostional that advise us of the “arribadas”, when larger numbers of turtles come to shore and increase your chances of witnessing this spectacular event. However, there are no guarantees; we cannot predict what Mother Nature gives us. Participants need to be able to walk up and down the beach. If you have any physical limitations please discuss this with us prior to booking.
INCLUDED: Private ground transportation from area hotel, 1) entrance to national park, 2) certified local turtle guide 3) Bottled water and soda
NOT INCLUDED: Tips for guides.
4 or more Persons $85 per person
2-3 Persons $100 per person
PRICES VALID THROUGH NOVEMBER 2013 AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Due to the many conditions beyond our control, we reserve the right to adjust itineraries as necessary