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Turtle Nesting Tour

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Turtle Nesting Tour

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icon3 to 4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Flash Light
Bottled water
Long sleeve top and trousers, must be dark clothing as not to distract the turtles
Comfortable shoes for walking
Mosquito Repellent
  • Pangas Beach Club , Main road to Tamarindo, 500m SW from Auto Mercado, in front of El Tesoro, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica

    We will meet on the road across from the entrance to Pangas Beach Club

  • Huacas , Provincia de Guanacaste, Huacas, Costa Rica

    We will meet at Supermercado La Oruga

  • 5:00 PM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
    • OPERATED BY Sol Eco Adventures
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Turtle Nesting Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Turtle Nesting Tour.
    What is the policy on sanitisation during Turtle Nesting Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitisation are:

    • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
    See all safety measures taken by Turtle Nesting Tour.
    What is the social distancing policy during Turtle Nesting Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Turtle Nesting Tour.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Turtle Nesting Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Turtle Nesting Tour.

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    Buyer Beware!
    , Sep. 2020
    A disastrous tour from start to finish. We expected to be taken by the guide but were asked to follow him for a ‘30’minute (50 minute) drive over rough terrain to the remote beach. He stopped on the way for batteries for the flashlights(why was he not pre-prepared?) Getting any information out of him was like prizing blood from a stone. A dark 20 minute hike was followed by a silent trek across the sand occasionally punctuated by vague sentences about old nests and we were able to view 2 nests ravaged by raccoons. No nesting turtles ( which we accept because nature does not perform on demand) But the worst was we returned to our car which had the door and window smashed in and a theft. Tom gave no advice on contacting the Tourist Police just presented a towel to wipe away the glass and set off at speed back up the track. No snack or drink as promised. No warm welcome or local knowledge as we have experienced with all our other Costa Rican encounters. We felt poorly treated, wet and miserable. Buyer beware. We are seeking a refund!
    icon Response from Host , Sep. 2020
    A very unfortunate tour. Clients where recommended to follow me with their own car since they had it already. Covid 19 rule' on social distance . I drove my car they followed just for health reasons. They agreed The car was left parkef by the side of the road as Many people have done over many years On the way back we realized the brake in. The safest thing to do was to drive as quickly as possible to get away from this dark and isolated spot to avoid any possible attack. Once safe in tamarindo My suggestion was to call car rental people and find out what did they need Police takes a long time to respond and tbat was no eme rgencies as they where already safe in tamarindo. The water and snacks We give after the hike to the beach and back We also answer questions and give information about things they saw and talk about turtle conservation program's. All that was forgoten for the sake of getting back asap. They where left at the same place we met Safe except car damages #since the insurance company will take care of the damages we departed. That the road was bad far dark etc is not my choice. That is where turtles nest after dark. If it rained a bit not my choice and they where told to bring raingear Which they had ! On the way to the tour i stopped for fresh batteries for the flashlights I had already had them but i wanted to have spares just in case. That is to be More prepared than not And it took 2 minutes to get them . What was the hurry? So overall the brake in their car ruins anything else that o did or didnt. I understand their anger resentment frustrations etc.i feel they had the reason to be like that. And if was a freak incident which i never anticipated let alone be responsible in any way for that. Furthermore since their i insurance will have to take care of that i dont see a reason they demand money. This tour is also offered with the intention of showing a beautiful trails and beaches at night to experience sounds ,smells ,sights and more.which they never appreciated . Next time dont go on tours that require fisical activities as walking in silence trough dark wet traiks and beaches I willingly take them again for free if they have the interest. And i am sorry they had a bad night. Hope they where able to have a good a safe trip back home. Blessing to all!
    Desove de tortugas
    , Dec. 2021
    Vimos 5 tortugas en la playa y jna de ellas decidió poner huevos delante de nosotros depsues de preparar el nido durante horas

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