The tour starts in the afternoon with the shuttle service to the Cañas pier where you will board a powerboat which will take you to Isla Cañas. From July to January, its fourteen kilometers [8.6992 miles] of seashore receive thousands of turtles, predominantly, olive ridley sea turtles that arrive to deposit their eggs.
An interesting sustainable tourist project is being undertaken in the island. It arose after turtle’s eggs production and commercialization for human consumption were forbidden; that represented, along with fishing, the sole income source of the local population. Upon your arrival to the island, dinner will be served, prepared by local ladies.
Afterwards, aboard a cart pulled by horses, you will reach the beach where you will see in detail turtles depositing their eggs or turtles coming out of their shells. You should pay close attention to the guide’s indications to disturb the turtles as little as possible. Finally, return to the Hotel.
DURATION: Approximately 6 hours.
TIME: 4:30 p.m. (nighttime tour), subject to confirmation.
GUIDE: Spanish/English speaker guide.
INCLUDED: Transfer from/to the hotel, visits, dinner.
NOTE: iI is offered from late July to October only. Probabilities to watch turtles are high; however, they are not for sure.
RECOMMENDED OUTFIT: Comfortable clothes and shoes (for a walk on the beach), long pants, repellent and raincoat.