Turtle season in Costa Rica is a fun event for locals and tourists alike. In the Central Pacific area near where Manuel Antonio Rentals is located, green turtles and Olive Ridley turtles are most commonly seen coming to shore and swimming in the sea near our local beaches.
All seven sea turtles that exist in the world are endangered. They have survived on earth for over 65 million years, out surviving the dinosaurs. Their habitat is from the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle to the South Pacific around New Zealand.
If you visit the Central Pacific area near your Manuel Antonio Beach Rentals between July and October, you may get to see these turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs. You may even get so lucky as to see the other side of the life cycle as well, and watch babies as they hatch and find their way into the sea to travel and live their new lives.
If you see turtles on the beach, here are a few recommendations:
• Give them their space, do not approach a turtle without a professional guide and never touch a turtle
• If you think the turtle is injured, contact us and we will reach out to local wildlife groups to see if they are able to help the animal
• If you see the turtle at night, do not shine lights at it as it can become disoriented. This is also important for baby turtles as they need to find their way to the shore and can become confused if they see lights further up on the beach.