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Turtles in Tortuguero or Ostional?

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Turtles in Tortuguero or Ostional?

Hello, we go to Costa Rica early september. We want to see turtles, but we wonder if one place is "better" than the other to see the turtles: Tortuguero or Ostional? I've heard an excursion in Tortuguero is more expensive than in Ostional? We want to go to Tortuguero anyway, but skip the turtle watching there and do that at Ostional. Would this be a good idea?

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1. Re: Turtles in Tortuguero or Ostional?

And "excursion" to see the turtles nesting in Tortuguero is $20. If you are going to be there anyway, why would you NOT go on a nighttime excursion to see turtles nesting? Oh....... if the turtles are way up north on the peninsula and it's a long long way to walk, you might be asked to pay a little extra for a "water taxi." Maybe $2-$3

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2. Re: Turtles in Tortuguero or Ostional?

It wouldn't make a lot of sense to skip turtle viewing in Tortuguero.

Even if you were committed to going to Ostional.

Go both places if you really, really want to see turtles.

Most important thing with Ostional is to time your visit to coincide with the arribadas, which are driven by lunar phase. You can check with any lodge in the area, e.g. Luna Azul, and they will know exactly when the lunar cycle most conducive to turtle viewing is (they sell out their rooms early on those dates).

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