Duration: 4 hrs
Departure: 6:00 pm
*Tour Provided by Leonardo and team* Tourist van, driver and 1 or 2 trained bilingual guides in uniform will pick you up , drive to a secluded beach, then will be a short 700 m hike in the dark with the flashlight provided by the tour guides. Once we arive at the beach the group will wait quietly with 1 guide meanwhile the rest of the team will go scout the beach looking for turtles. Once they find it will signal us to join. The guide will educate how to witness this process respectfully.
Playa Minas constitutes one the most important nesting sites in Costa Rica. Large numbers of turtles arrive from October until March and usually at night. For this tour you will be picked up at the hotel and taken to Playa Las Minas where turtles are nesting. You will be able to see the black turtles and if you are lucky there will also be some of the very rare leatherback turtles. The beautiful scene of the stars, the moon and the ocean makes the perfect set-up for this incredible experience with nature. In addition the guides will provide infra red light, so that you will be able to clearly see the turtles and take your own pictures. Expect some waiting time and be prepared to sit on the sand. To make sure that you see the turtles it is sometime necessary to take a hike to a close by beach.
What to bring: Hiking shoes, dark clothes, *NO FLASH camer