This turtle nesting is an event where the turtles test their strength, patience, and courage. For hours they lay their eggs, then cover them carefully and make their way back to the sea. Length: from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. or 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. It depends on the National Park.
Tortuguero is considered the most important place in the western Caribbean for the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting. The green turtle nesting is one of the most interesting natural phenomena. The process is considered the most critical period in the biological cycle of the turtle since the females have to go to the beaches in large quantities and during more or less fixed times. These concentrations and the difficulty of travel on the sand, make these species very vulnerable to man and other predators. That is the reason why the Tortuguero National Park is interested in the protection of these marine species. There is no doubt this is an experience that you should not miss when visiting the Tortuguero area.
• Departure: 08:00 p.m. or 10:00p.m.
• Duration: 2 hours.
• Includes: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, entrance fee.
• Recommendations: Light jacket or rain poncho, comfortable closed shoes for sands and dark clothing.
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