Explore nocturnal wildlife in the tropical rainforest, Corcovado

SEA TURTLE nesting tour on Carate beach!

Costa Rica is known worldwide for its conservation efforts, and for its protected areas. The sea turtles here are particulary considered well protected. However, their future still isn’t secured.

This richly bio-diverse area is a vital nesting habitat for four species of sea turtleolive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), pacific green or black (Chelonia mydas agassizii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata).

Carate beach is a really important site on the Pacific Coast of Central America for the intense nesting numbers of four species of sea turtle – all in danger of extinction. It is thought that solitary nesting beaches, like Carate beach, are the beaches which actually maintain the Lepidochelys olivacea populations.

Explore the beach at night, and learn about the amazing journey of sea turtles nesting along the Osa Peninsula
coast! We begin with a 30-45 minute presentation about the natural history of sea turtles and an overview of our
community´s project, followed by a guided beach tour in search of nesting and hatching turtles. This is a rare chance to get up close to these beautiful yet mysterious animals.

JOIN US FOR THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE! $40 per adult whilst kids under the age of 10 go free!
The proceeds from this tour help to sustain this community-based project, come and be a part of it!
Turtle walks are conducted year round in the evenings, exact times dependent on tide times.

Reservations are required as group size is limited and the tours sometimes fill up quickly.

Additional Information:

-Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the time and nature of these walks, we require that children be at least 4 years of age.
-While we try our best to find a nesting turtle on the beach, we cannot guarantee that you will see one.
-For the safety of the turtle, flashlights, camera and video camera lights are not allowed on this tour.
-Guides will have a special, turtle-friendly, approved flashlight.