Tamarindo Turtle Tours

The ideal turtle nesting tour is an event you must see!

The Olive Ridley Turtles come to Ostional Beach to nest in big numbers in an event called Arribada. They gather out in the ocean and sometimes around the last quarter moon fill up the beach coming ashore at night and for as long as a week.

Leatherbacks season goes from November to March and Black Turtles also nest here in fewer numbers. Our Tamarindo turtle tours will take you down to see either thousands of turtles laying their eggs or there when the hatchings begin and the babies head to the ocean. The arribada produces massive hatchings that last for about two weeks. Bigger arribadas occur during the rainy season (July to November) which provides the necessary temperature to incubate from 90 to 120 baby turtles per nest. Millions of baby turtles hatch between September and January every year. (Massive hatchings)

Contact us today for more information about our Tamarindo turtle tours.



- Please inquire for rates and if nesting is active during the dates you would like to go.

Please note that as of July 1st, 2019 there is a mandatory 13% Government Tax added to any total.

 What’s Included

Round trip transportation with air-conditioned shuttle, naturalist bilingual guide, park tickets included in the rate a bottled water during the tour.

Pick up time

4:00 pm

 What To Wear & Bring

Light clothes, tennis shoes, camera (no flash), comfortable clothes and dark colors, cash for tipping


From October to March, you will be able to observe the amazing green sea turtles, the black sea turtles, and in some cases the leatherback turtles.

This tour is offered during the evening hours, located only a 20-minute drive from Tamarindo. This tour offers experienced guides that will show you where the turtles are located and provide infrared lighting so you will be able to observe the turtles and take pictures. This tour takes you to a nearby beach, where you will experience for about 2-3 hours this natural occurrence.

- Please inquire for rates
Free pick up & drop off at your home in the Tamarindo area

Please note that as of July 1st, 2019 there is a mandatory 13% Government Tax added to any total.

 What’s Included

Round trip transportation, water, and a private bilingual guide.

 Departure Time

5:30 pm or 6:30 pm (Time depends on the day and turtle)


Approximately 6 hours

 What To Wear & Bring

Tennis Shoes, dark colored clothes, camera (with no flash), bug spray, and cash for tipping