Las Baulas National Marine Park, Playa Grande

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beach cleans... naturally clean. Beautiful beach. Somewhat neglected the Brushy areas of the park for access.
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  • We visited the lagoon at sunrise of the day in a canoe (oars) with a very nice guide (Jonathan: + 506 8534 8664) who showed us many animal species. We wish to point out that on the return of many motor boats were to flow into the lagoon, making escape the wild life and spreading a bad smell of hydrocarbons; The guide told us that this activity was bad for the environment and threatened long-term biodiversity of the lagoon. Given their number, the noise they made, and the smell, would it not more appropriate to encourage electric boats and canoeing etc? Exceptional, must visit place!
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  • A place where time stops and leaves place to a resplendent beauty, living nature and the warm atmosphere of the inhabitants. We were pleasantly surprised instead of nesting turtles and the protection of the site at Playa Grande level management. Conversely, during a sumptuous promenade in a canoe at the heart of the Mangroves (at 6 in the morning) we realized the precarious protection of the place that put at risk the respect and quiet animals and biodiversity. Indeed, later in the morning, we see happen many boats to noisy and polluting engine dating back to the edge of the estuary, leaving traces of fuel on the surface. We believe that it is essential to familiarize tourism to environmental protection and that it should not be an additional leverage of degradation of the site. We much exchanged with our (exciting) guide on this subject that was close to his heart to preserve biodiversity, but also to ensure the sustainability of the activity. Reference Guide: Jonathan--> Muchísimas gracias por esta visited! Vincent y Florie
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  • Eastern Pacific Leatherback turtles main nesting place!! Such a cool experience
  • Gorgeous beaches, calm and lovely environment with tons of nature to explore just minutes from Tamarindo.
  • 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!
  • Beach and beautiful to walk shelter. Spend the day with family, friends. Note not be allow pets. For lovers of surfing, spend the day there is a unique experience, as well as large beach, beach windows is u n magical place. Preferred 100 percent. If you like photography you can treat yourself.
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