Playa Samara Turtle Observation Night Tour
After being picked up from your hotel, we’ll take you to a beach in the Samara area to observe turtles laying their eggs. Depending on the season, we will take you to either the Camaronal beach or Ostional beach. This phenomenon is truly amazing and only occurs in seven areas of the world. By being a part of this tour, you are not only witnessing something beautiful: you will be helping to defend these endangered species by scaring away predators from eating their eggs and babies especially during this potentially vulnerable stage of their lives. Camaronal and Ostional beaches are the nesting sites for three of the seven species of sea turtles in the world: the Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Black Hawksbill.
These turtles are still on the endangered species list, but the chances are very good that you'll see at least one of these fascinating creatures when they come to shore and lay their eggs during this guided walk along the beach.
The best place to visit Ostional Beach is during an “arribada” - a phenomenon where hundreds, and often times thousands of turtles congregate to lay their eggs. These generally occur at the beginning of the last quarter of the moon, usually once a month between July and December. After some time on the beach with your guide and the turtles, relax in our vans while being transported back to your hotel.
Some of our tours on the beach are tide-dependent and starting times may vary based on weather conditions. Please feel free to stop in at our office in the center of Playa Samara at Samara Adventure Company to confirm departure times and learn more about our tour options. See you soon in Costa Rica!
For events that could happen beyond our control we may change to a more-suitable tour with an equal or similar adventure-appeal or offer other tour options so you don`t miss out on a fun day in Costa Rica. We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to unfavorable conditions & will only run a tour according to our policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run.