Focusing On The Conservation of Ecosystems, Habitats & Wildlife

Sea Turtles of Tortuguero

The Sea Turtles of Tortuguero are absolutely the main attraction of Tortuguero National Park.

If you plan on visiting the beach at night to see the spectacular sight of these marvelous creatures laying their eggs, a guide will accompany you to the beach (no one is allowed on the beach unaccompanied after 6:00 pm).

To learn more about the different types of turtles that visit Tortuguero and their nesting schedule CLICK HERE.

Ridley Turtle Conservation in Ostional, Costa Rica

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge, which was developed by the Costa Rican government, allows villagers to harvest Olive Ridley Turtle eggs, but under strict guidelines.

Overall, the number of Olive Ridley nests have grown substantially each year due to a number of partners involved in The Egg Harvest Project (EHP).

To Read this article (CLICK HERE) or click on the photo below.

Arribada of Olive Ridley females, crawling up a beach to nest above the high tide level. (Source NOAA, Michael Jensen).