Las Baulas National Marine Park, Playa Grande

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Head to Las Baulas National Marine Park, a sanctuary protecting Costa Rica’s largest population of nesting leatherback sea turtles on the Pacific coast. The park, which covers over 175 sq km (42 sq mi), is home to beaches featuring pristine white sand and crystal clear waters. Though most of the park consists over protected marine environment, you can go scuba diving, snorkeling, and free diving to examine the local marine life. Bring plenty of food and water with you. Use our Playa Grande itinerary maker to add Las Baulas National Marine Park and other attractions to your Playa Grande vacation plans.
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  • Took the small boat across from Tamarindo ($1 pp). The beach it's stunning and when the tide is out it's incredibly wide! It's a turtle nesting/hatching area and so cannot visit after 6pm. Take water ...  more »
  • Parque Marino Las Baulas is located in Playa Grande, Guanacaste. Playa Grande is a beautiful beach, you can see the most beautiful sunsets and is a nice spot for surfing and Turtle nesting. At the mai...  more »
  • Playa Grande, another concept of beach, from its beauty, cleaning, its tranquillity and easy access make this beach one of the best of our beautiful country, Costa Rica. It is recommended to go with children or family.
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  • Gorgeous beaches, calm and lovely environment with tons of nature to explore just minutes from Tamarindo.
  • Eastern Pacific Leatherback turtles main nesting place!! Such a cool experience
  • Beautiful. Stunning sunset views from three point.
  • Love the idea of the park for the tortoises. The guides are well informed. Unfortunately I wasn't able to see the tortoises because they weren't on the beach. I waited 4 hours but nothing. Of course they said that if you don't see the tortoises you don't pay.
  • Very nice people and the turtle tour was very eco friendly!