Las Baulas National Marine Park, Playa Grande
(3.8/5 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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  • There are no turtles, we have come here with the hope of seeing turtles, is assumed that there are four types of large turtles spawning and also many small turtles. But not, it seems so far season, i.e. a single month have been 2. According to tell us before they could be between 80 and 120 in a single night, but already the number last year was reduced to 5 a week. Everything is because of the light pollution from Tamarindo, town of to the side, which has made the tortigas to stop coming to this area. So, if you like to surf here you'll spend it you well, there are good waves, if you come to see turtles, save yourself the trip and go to another area
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  • It's a great way to see crocodiles, birds, iguanas, porkupines, and so many other animals. We had the best time on a boat tour with Pizote, a local guide we ran into on the beach. He approached us and...  more »
  • Beach cleans... naturally clean. Beautiful beach. Somewhat neglected the Brushy areas of the park for access.
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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!