Turtle Tour

Witness the Magic of Turtle Hatching in Costa Rica

If you are looking for a truly special experience, consider taking a turtle tour. Embark on an unforgettable journey and witness the magical sight of thousands of turtles laying their eggs. Learn about their incredible hatching process and how conservation efforts are helping protect these fascinating creatures in the wild.


Meeting Point: We pick you up.

Activities: Many of these marine enclaves are considered to be key environments where four species of sea turtles can be found—the Green Sea Turtle, Leatherback, Hawksbill, and Olive Ridley — along with other local wildlife.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Choose between one of the two beaches below: 

Just one hour south of Samara Beach you can find Camaronal Beach where every night between June and December, the Olive Ridley sea turtles come to nest in small but consistent numbers (not more than 20).

We stay roughly an hour, giving us plenty of time to observe them nesting and see them returning into the sea.

Start time: 5 pm, but this time may be affected by the tides.

Duration: 3 hours



At Ostional Beach, turtles are seen only 4 -6 days each month from June to December, following a crescent lunar cycle, during which time sightings are registered during the day and night.

Daytime sightings have the distinct advantage of sunlight giving tourists the ability to take wonderful photos, which is not allowed during the dark.

Playa Ostional is almost two hours from Playa Samara. The trip includes a couple of river crossings.

Start time:

Duration: 4-5 hours

Minimum 4 persons



What Is Included


Information session regarding the sea turtles of Costa Rica




Entrance Fee


Professional Guide


Drinks & Snack

Prepare for an Unforgettable Adventure

Please bring:

Camera or Phone

Bug Repellent

Solid Footwear

Meet Some Satisfied Clients

“WOW! Being able to experience the Arribada, the mass nesting of sea turtles was the highlight of my trip! This tour is one of a kind. I was so fortunate to see 200 mama turtles that night!!! It was a beautiful and intense experience, and honestly the coolest thing I’ve done in Costa Rica! Thank you Sámara Sea Tours and the best guides ever for giving me this experience! Pura vida!

From TripAdvisor

“My friends and I went on the Ostional turtle tour with Samara Sea Tours and all had a great time. Our guide was really knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting information about the turtles and Costa Rica with us. Definitely recommend!”

Aviana R.

Are You Ready to Explore the Sea Life?