Tamarindo is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world. This popular beach destination is located in Guanacaste Costa Rica. It’s famous for its beautiful and dazzling beaches, pristine white sand, wide range of wildlife, laidback atmosphere and friendly people. Tamarindo is truly a must-stop place for all vacationers and travelers. The adventures and tours that the town offers are remarkable. From surfing tours to kayaking to snorkeling adventures, tourists keep coming back for it. One of the most popular attractions among tourists and vacationers is the Tamarindo turtle nesting tour. This tour is one of the many amazing tours Tamarindo offers to its guests staying in these vacation rentals. From the middle of October to the month of early February, you can get to witness a historical turtle nesting tour that this town offers located along the northwest pacific coast.
The Tamarindo turtle nesting tour features a giant and one of a kind leatherback sea turtle which is considered to be one of Costa Rica’s national treasures. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view their nesting on the shores of Playa Grande that is located right next to Tamarindo. What happens in this Tamarindo turtle nesting tour is that leatherback turtles come to the shore at night usually during high tide to hide their eggs. That is why it is considered a historical tour because people rarely get the chance to see such an event. People who have had witnessed the turtle’s nesting would usually be in awe at the beautiful sight they have witnessed.
There are certain restrictions for the tourists in this tour. People in the area can be dangerous for the sea turtles. Though in trance, these leatherbacks could sense people around them and feel the vibration of people walking and watching. So tourists should stay out of sight of the leatherback sea turtles. Another is the flash of cameras are not allowed as it can very well disturb the turtles. It is a wonderful opportunity for you and your loved ones to witness such a historical event. During the start of the tour, guides will explain to you some rules. They will tell you all about the turtles and will give you a boat ride to Playa Grande or to the area where the turtles nest. A 10 minute walk will come after once you have arrived in the area to the point where you can see the leatherback turtles. Tamarindo turtle nesting tour usually would take approximately 4 hours. The waiting part can be difficult for the tourists, but it can be a perfect bonding moment for you and your loved ones.
Witness the turtles digging holes for them to lay eggs with their back flippers. Be astonished with this historical event that you may get to witness once in your life. Be part of the Tamarindo turtle nesting tour!