When we are on vacation and looking forward to the beach and sun, when suddenly the rain comes, it can feel like a real damper, and we think that our time to have fun is done, but remember we are in Costa Rica and the amazing nature and wildlife will surprise you offering a total new experience.
The arriving of the rain in Costa Ballena marks the beginning of a new sea turtle season. Every year from July to February, the sea turtles comes to our beaches to nest using the night to avoid predators and the heat. Since 2009 people from all over the world have been visiting our project of conservation at Tortuga Beach in Ojochal to collaborate with the hope of witness a turtle laying eggs. The most common specie in our beaches is the Olive Ridley; Green Sea Turtles have also been observed nesting in a minor number. Around 40 to 60 female sea turtles visits the beach leaving on average 100 nest per season. Thanks to the conservation program more than 30 000 baby turtles have been released to the ocean since it’s inception.
The best time for see this endangered animals coming to the beach is between August and October during the “Green Season”.
To get information about how to join the night walks or see a baby turtles release, check our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/reservaplayatortuga/.
If you want to help as volunteer you can check our web page at www.reservaplayatortuga.com.