Guanacaste Turtle Nesting Tour

The Guanacaste Turtle Nesting Tour is an excellent experience for all the family. You will learn about these amazing animals and how you can help in their conservation. In Guanacaste, you can find some of the best places in the world for Turtle Nesting. Guanacaste Turtle Nesting is a great opportunity to observe one of the natural marvels in the world.

The Ostional Turtle Nesting Tour will take you to witness some of the most significant Olive Ridley Turtle arrivals. The best season is between the months of August through December, especially during the week before the new moon. Here, you can see thousands of turtles nesting on the big arrivals at the same time, laying their eggs on the white sand volcanic beach of Ostional.

Guanacaste Turtle Nesting departs in the afternoon as turtles come out late during the sunset time, around 6.00 or 7.00 pm, until late at night. But we are allowed to stay in the park for 2 hours. The turtles generally ride in on the high tide at A MRnight, but during an arribada, they start arriving soon after sunset and keep coming until 6:00 am the following day.

It is possible to see turtles during the dry season but not in the number that comes out during the rainy season. Also, the Santa Rosa National Park is considered the most critical site in the world for turtle nesting around the world.

Access to the area can be complicated during the rainy season as the levels of the river increase, and the access will be blocked. Please check with our travel experts about the access and timing for the arribada.

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Rates Guanacaste Turtle Nesting Tour

From Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, El Mangroove, Villas Sol
2 people4 people6+ people
$220 p.p$190 p.p$175 p.p
From Four Seasons Costa Rica, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo
2 people4 people6+ people
$220 p.p$190 p.p$175 p.p
From Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo, Conchal, and Potrero
2 people4 people6+ people
$199 p.p$180 p.p$165 p.p
  • Minimum 2 people to operate the tour.
  • This is a seasonal activity; please request with our travel advisors.
  • This early morning / late afternoon tour is not recommended for children between 0 and 5 years old. 
  • Taxes are not included.

Tour Includes:

  • Private Transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Naturist Guide on site.
  • Park Entrance fee.
  • Water and Fruits.

What to bring: Tennis shoes, insect repellent, comfortable and dark clothes, no flash camera.

Duration:  8-10 hours approx.

Departure: TBA 

Cancellation Policy

  • Tours reserved less than 48 hours before departure must be paid immediately.
  • Cancelations made 72 hours before the tour are 100% refundable, and bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations between 72 – 48 hours are 50% refundable. Bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations made within 48- 24 hours or less are not refundable.
  • Non-shows and last-minute cancellations are not refundable.
  • Change of date must be done 48 hours before the tour, during office hours (8 am-5 pm). Penalties apply. Subject to availability.
  • We do not accept guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No refund will apply.
  • Driver and Tour Guide Tips are omitted.
  • If we have to cancel the tour for some natural disaster or human manifestation, this will be rescheduled for a day of your convenience, or we will make the pertinent money refund; guests’ safety is a priority for us.
  • We are not responsible for any luggage or personal valuables lost or damaged during the tour. Please take care of your personnel during the tour.

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