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viewing turtules

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viewing turtules

when is the best time of year to see turtles laying eggs? where are the best locations???

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1. Re: viewing turtules

www.anywherecostarica.com/maps/turtle-nesting

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2. Re: viewing turtules

Tortuguero is a good area in which to do this, and there's lots of other wildlife in the area as well. We saw monkeys, otters, crocs, toucans, etc. July-October is a good time to go. There are night hikes you can take out to see them lay their eggs.

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3. Re: viewing turtules

Check out Ostinal. The olive ridley is very active there.

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4. Re: viewing turtules

Anytime between May - November at Playa Ostional or Camoronal. As volcanogirl said, July-October at Tortuguero. This is a good chart for when and where: costaricasbeaches.com/beach-wildlife/…

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5. Re: viewing turtules

If you time it with the right moon, you can see an arribada at Ostional--a mass nesting of THOUSANDS of turtles per night. The lodges in the area (Nosara vicinity) can tell you the dates.

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6. Re: viewing turtules

What about seeing the baby turtles hatch and make their way back to the ocean? I never see anything about the timing for that, and I think it would be magical. Would absolutely love to see it!

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7. Re: viewing turtules

In general, baby turtles hatch 40-45 days after the eggs are laid but are more difficult to see, of course, than the "moms." Wherever you go, just tell your guide that is what you are interested in seeing. This will happen mainly at night, but I have seen a few "stragglers" early morning.

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