Las Baulas National Marine Park, Playa Grande

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National Park
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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  • No where near as touristy as Tamarindo. In fact it's very laid back and mellow. Wonderful waves and a cool surf vibe!  more »
  • We stayed at a house on Playa Grande for a week just North of the black rock and were able to enjoy the Marine Park and all of its natural glory. There is a distinct resolution among locals and visito...  more »
  • a beautiful beach, understand why the turtles come here. We only have not seen, we were late in the season
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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!