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. Put Las Baulas National Marine Park into our Playa Grande travel planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • That pride see families here sharing and enjoying our treasures, clean beach and people responsible for, if you can. beautiful place, of the more incredible that we have, go visit, contribute and enjoy of the national. amazing to go to the end and enjoy the sea
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  • We spent a wonderful two hours on a boat and on foot exploring the mangroves in the southern end of Las Baulas National Marine Park. Most of the hotels in Playa Grande should be able to arrange this i...  more »
  • If we missed you leatherbacks laying and you'll go see other types of turtles (playing on the ambiguity), do as we lift her wet area between Tamarindo and Playa Grande. For 25USD by people you will spend two hours to discover the fauna of the mangrove, many birds, a few crocodiles on the edge and howler monkeys after a few dozen metres from market. Oddly this output called Boat safari tour does not appear in the activities of trip advisor while she is offered in hotels and by 5 or 6 tour operators in Tamarindo. Often at the cost of 35 or 40 USD, prefer downtown Conchita towers (host in a hotel) who for 25 USD delivers very well even with a Captain who serves as a guide to discover the richness of the mangrove. Departure from the House of the Park on a river at the entrance to Tamarindo. To do.
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  • Lovely beach, full of beautiful conches and seashells. The water is rather cold, but the sand is soft and warm. There are several fireflies, butterflies and birds to watch. It is a bit windy, so I wouldn't recommend it for sun bathing, but it is perfect for a nice walk or run.
  • This place is a must for anyone near it. Since the beach is so big, it doesn't feel crowded even when there's a lot of people but it's not alone enough for it to be unsafe. Beautiful sunsets. Dangerous currents tho, great place for surfing.
  • Great place, the staff is great. Awesome views, lots of nature. Incredible place to see turtles, mostly leatherback and green turtle.
  • Beautiful beaches with lots of shells, small waves, but lots of rocks in parts of the washer also
  • Worth the look, saw a film on leather back turtles. They are an endangered species. Very informative.
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