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Season for turtle nesting in Tortuguero

Between July and October, every year, the coasts of Tortuguero National Park become the scenery of one of the most amazing shows that nature can offer us. Hundreds of Green Turtles are the protagonist of this act when their natural instinct takes them to the shore to look for some warm sand at night to spawn.

Under the moonlight they look for the right spot to put the eggs. Then, with their hind legs they make a hole to get a deep nest where more than 150 eggs are placed and they will be in incubation for 60 days.

Tortuguero National Park, located in the province of Limón, was founded in 1975 and one of their objectives is to protect the Green Turtle that is actually in danger of extinction, because Costa Rica is the most important place for spawn in all the Occidental Hemisphere.

Thousands of tourists, national and foreign, have the privilege to witness the Green Turtle spawn every year through a tour that pretends to raise awareness about the importance of protecting this specie.

But Tortuguero is also a recognized place internationally because of the diverse ecosystem that has where you can find big populations of monkeys, amphibious, birds, fishes, as well as other turtle species that arrive to the park to spawn in different seasons of the year like the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle and the Leatherback Turtle.

There are some volunteering programs for those who wants to live a very unique experience working for the conservation and protection of the Green Turtle and many other animal and vegetal species in this conservation area. To get some information about these volunteering programs you can contact the Volunteers Association for the Service of Protected Areas (ASVO, acronym in Spanish) writing to info@asvocr.org

 

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Why choose Costa Rica?

Costa Rica includes tropical forests, coasts in the Caribbean and the Pacific, beautiful tropical beaches.

If you visit the Caribbean, it stands out for its variety of aquatic ecosystems, its black and white sand beaches, ideal for practicing activities focused on nature and the sea, such as surfing, diving in clear waters, enjoying the sun, and the walks along the sea. And the Pacific concentrates large tourist centers and its beaches are preferred for surfing, such as Esterillos, Jacó, Hermosa, Boca Barranca, and the Marino Ballena National Park are just some of the wonders of Costa Rica.

Actually, contains about 5% of the world’s species, Biodiversity can be attributed to the variety of ecosystems within the country. Rainforests, deciduous forests, the Atlantic and Pacific coast, cloud forests, and mangroves are undoubtedly must-see attractions with Trebol Rent a Car

It is one of the few countries in the world without an army and as the Happy Planet Index recognizes, we are the happiest country in the world, we are Pura Vida people.

 

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