Friday 26 February 2021

Sea Turtle Nestings Draw Tourists to Costa Rica

In honour of the 14th annual World Turtle Day, Tulemar Resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, provides useful information on the best times and locations to see nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica.

(PRWEB) Costa Rica is considered to contain the highest density of biodiversity of any country worldwide. While encompassing less than one percent of Earth’s landmass, this tiny country is home to an estimated four percent of the planet’s species.

o-WORLD-TURTLE-DAY-facebookFive of the world’s seven existing species of sea turtles come ashore at specific times of the year to dig nests in the sand and lay their eggs on the shores of Costa Rica. Many of the nesting beaches are protected areas and guided excursions provide visitors with unique up-close wildlife observations of sea turtle nestings and hatchings in the wild.

“With locations on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, few places in the world have as many sea turtle nesting sites as Costa Rica,” says Dave Houck, spokesperson for Tulemar Resort, a popular coastal resort located in the midst of 33 acres of jungle rainforest. “We are even beginning to see a small number of the Olive Ridley turtles return to nest on our beaches in Manuel Antonio which is very exciting.”

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The most popular places and times to see sea turtles nesting in Costa Rica are as follows:

  • Olive Ridleys nest in Santa Rosa National Park and Ostional National Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste from July to December, and to a lesser extent from January to June.
  • Leatherbacks nest in Las Baulas National Marine Park near Tamarindo from early October through mid-February and in Tortuguero National Park on the northern Caribbean coast from February to June.
  • Green turtles and Loggerheads nest in Tortuguero National Park from July through mid-October.
  • Hawksbills nest in Tortuguero National Park and Cahuita on the Caribbean side from April through October.

“The size, the strength, and the beauty of the sea turtle is amazing,” remarks Houck. “Visitors who are lucky enough to see one of these incredible sea creatures come ashore to nest will never forget it. It humbles you and reminds us how unbelievable Mother Nature is.”

Sea turtles are endangered throughout the world due to hunting, death and injuries caused by industrial fishing nets, land development, pollution, and the illegal collection and sale of their eggs. Costa Rica is making efforts to protect the sea turtles and has declared protected turtle nesting areas throughout the country.

World Turtle Day was initiated in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue, a turtle and tortoise rescue organization founded in 1990 in Malibu, California. The group brings attention to turtle conservation issues and highlights ways to help protect the turtle population around the world.

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