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Turtle Tour Near Samara Beach

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This tour is for all nature lovers. In this tour, you will have the exciting and wonderful opportunity to watch turtle nesting. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, you will walk along the beach in search of the turtles and witness the turtle nesting process at either Camaronal, Corozalito or Ostional Beach. It starts with the hole that the turtles dig, then lay eggs, cover them then go back to the sea. If you are lucky, you will see eggs crack open and see how baby turtles are born. This is a one-time experience you cannot miss. Please refrain from using bright lights, bright clothing and loud sounds, since we are in their natural ecosystem, we need to be repecful and aware.
What to Expect
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Stop At: Samara Beach, Playa Samara Costa Rica

September and October are the strongest months for turtle nesting. The pick up starts at hotels within the Samara-Carrillo Beach area.

Stop At: Playa Corozalito, Bejuco, Nandayure, Guanacaste Crusar en Restaurante La Terraza, Bejuco 50906 Costa Rica

You will ride with a driver/guide to either Corozalito Beach or Camaronal Beach towards the South from Samara or if there is an arribada in Ostional Beach, the tour will be changed for no additional cost. Arribadas are when thousands of turtles come to shore to lay eggs. This happens once a month from 3 to 4 days after the last quarter phase of the moon. Your guide will explain all the safety procedures and will give the corresponding instructions of the tour. The experienced guide will walk you through the beach in search for the turtles. During the tour, the guide will provide information and you can ask for drinks such as water and juices while you look at the surroundings. Enjoy some fruit as a snack on the way back to your hotel.
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Important Information
3h 30m
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Dress code: casual but avoid bright colors
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Myriam solano wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions
We had an amazing time ! Absolutely worth it! Mauricio is very knowledgeable. They were on time at pick up . It was beyond our expectations! Thank you so much ! Hope to visit Costa Rica again ❤️
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from SAMARAADVENTURE, FRONT DESK at Turtle Tour Near Samara Beach
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Hola mimisol01, nature is amazing isn't it? I am happy to hear Mauricio met your expectation as well as to know nature was generous with you! The Turtle Nesting tour is a wonderful natural spectacle :) Any time you want to join us, please, we will be happy to be a part of your vacations! Pura vida!
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HungryTarHeel wrote a review Jul 2019
238 contributions115 helpful votes
We booked this tour and were picked up promptly at our hotel by our guide Mauricio. It was only about. 25 minute ride to the reserve from Samara. Mauricio briefed us on what to expect and what not to expect as he had been there several days before and had no luck seeing a
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Date of experience: July 2019
CAAMM wrote a review Jul 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
All three adventures were amazing. We got to see a turtle dig a hole, lay her eggs, bury them and then walk back to the sea - under the stars! Sámara trails was a great hike including an stunning view of the whole bay. We listened to howler monkeys for much of the hike and then
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Response from SAMARAADVENTURE, FRONT DESK at Turtle Tour Near Samara Beach
Responded 16 Aug 2019
CAAMM I am truly glad to know you had a amazing experience in all the activities. Our team works hard to make sure you only get the best! Ricardo loves his job and nature, we see that everyday in his work. Hoping to see you again soon, we have much to explore. Pura vida!
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LynnTiki wrote a review Jun 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a fabulous experience seeing an Olive Ridley laying eggs. Mauricio let us know that we went at the very beginning of nesting season and it might take a few hours to see a turtle, if we saw one at all. He found a nest right away and was very careful not to disturb the
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from SAMARAADVENTURE, FRONT DESK at Turtle Tour Near Samara Beach
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Hola LynnTiki, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. As you said nature is unpredictably beautiful, it is gift to be a witness. I am glad you had the chance to admire the process up close :) Come back any time soon. We will be happy to be a part of your adventures!
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Charles2B wrote a review Jun 2018
26 contributions7 helpful votes
We did the evening tour to see the turtles laying eggs. This is a seasonal tour (as you might have guessed), and takes about 2-3 hours, depending when you find a turtle ready to lay eggs. From Samara, it is about a 25 minute drive, the rest is the beach experience. The guide
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Date of experience: June 2018
Key Details
  • Samara Beach, Playa Corozalito
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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