- Turtle Nesting -
One of the many biological wonders of Costa Rica are the
nesting grounds for a variety of sea turtles. Lucky nature watchers can see these lovely beasts
coming ashore at night to lay their eggs on secluded beaches. Two such regions are a short
drive from our hotel:
Playa Grande -- Approximately 1 hour south of Hotel El Velero is a principal nesting site for
the giant leatherback turtle... the largest turtle in the world! You will have a unique
opportunity to see these beautiful creatures. Night tours are offered during turtle nesting
season (November 15th - February 15th) with pickup
and delivery to our hotel. Visit
The Leatherback Trust for beautiful photos and
information about the leatherback turtles located at Playa Grande.
Playa Ostional National Wildlife Refuge -- About 1.5 hours from our hotel, you can see mass nesting of the Olive Ridley sea
turtles 4 to 10 times between July and November. You must have a reservation with the National Park Service
to visit. Visit Ostional Wildlife Refuge for more information regarding Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on the Nicoya
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