Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, Santa Cruz

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  • The walk from Ostional town to the beach is short and worthwhile if you stop and eat at the restaurant there. The beach itself was wide and windswept. Black sand with fragments of turtle eggs everywhe...  more »
  • Playa Ostional is known for its "Arribadas", thousands of turtles come to lay their eggs on the beach, it is an amazing experience. Locals have a permit to extract the eggs on the first 35 hours, gove...  more »
  • We were in town but wanted to see the arrival of turtles, here there is always. Tamarind is one hour and 15 minutes. If they are in Van perhaps less. We went by car and there is no problem. It is a beach shelter, so it can be input only with guides and costs U$ S 8 per person. The tour lasts about an hour. We were at 16:45 and it was a great time. The first is the time in which the turtles arrive because low sun. Then because most of the tourists arrive at 6 pm. Not is because, since the photos is for best light because flash cannot be used. Even though February is not a season, there were many turtles darting in and out of the sea. Making holes, laying eggs and covered so that is not where they are before you go. The species of this beach is tortuga lora. Incredible!
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