OSA TURTLES is an Osa Peninsula-based group with a shared interest in protecting endangered sea turtles in the Carate area on the Osa and beyond.
Tour revenue will be used to pay locals to patrol the beaches year-round, providing an invaluable source of income to the local community.
Any day by appointment
6 AM (morning tour), 8 PM (evening tour)
Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities
1 to 10
Hard (over 6 miles/ 9 km walking distance, intense physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Hat, Headlamp/ flashlight, Loose, dark clothes that can get messy, comfortable, quick-drying shoes for walking on the beach
This org is new to the travel industry
Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.
Start your morning or wind down your evening with an ecology walk along the secluded shores of Carate Beach alongside Corcovado National Park rangers! Gather important information about sea turtle nesting activity and set endangered hatchlings free into the Pacific Ocean. Use special meshes to help protect in situ nests from egg predation as you stroll the beach. You may even have the opportunity to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle and hatchlings!
The first dawn patrol that we experienced brought the most beautiful sunrise of oranges and purples over the tops of the palm trees. The macaws flew over head while we patrolled showing their bright colors and saying 'good morning'. While out on the beach one straggler, Olive Ridley hatchling, was on its way to the water as we were passing by its nest. The ability to watch the waves carry a sea turtle hatchling out to sea is an unforgettable moment.
Precioa Beach, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
This tour begins at the Playa Preciosa Beach Huts on Precioa Beach, a 15-minute drive from Puerto Jimenez.
To find the necessary resources to protect sea turtles on the Osa Peninsula while raising awareness, educating, and encouraging the participation of communities and institutions in the process.
Economic development: Making raw coconut oil involving community members
Education about sea turtles in the local community
Morning Beach Patrol
Night Beach Patrol