Costa Rica Turtle Egg Laying Tour

Old Dec 21st, 2004, 12:09 PM
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Percy thanks for a great report on a little-known phenomenon. We stayed at the Villa Baula hotel that fronts on this beach during a summer visit some years ago. The turtle nesting process was described and the animals themselves were pictured "as big as Volkswagens"! Playa Grande and it's hotels are a nice alternative to the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo during the 11 months the turtles are not nesting.
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Old Dec 21st, 2004, 03:36 PM
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julierae:

I will e-mail Ricardo and ask him about seeing turtles at the end of March-early April:

It may be a little late but I will confirm before I answer you back

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Old Dec 21st, 2004, 03:45 PM
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Percy, thanks for the great {and very entertaining} report!
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Old Dec 21st, 2004, 03:54 PM
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Molly2

You are welcome.

Was it you that asked for the Nicaragua report...if you did ,scroll down I posted it.

Merry Christmas

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Old Dec 22nd, 2004, 03:13 PM
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Nope, wasn't I. But now that I know you've posted one, I'll be sure and find it!
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Old Dec 22nd, 2004, 03:21 PM
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It must be another Molly without the 2 at the end !!

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Old Dec 22nd, 2004, 07:27 PM
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Regarding turtles at Playa Grande in March, we checked into that last year and were told it was too late. I suppose it tapers off during February with perhaps just an occasional turtle in March.
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We stayed in Playa Grande this past February. The last tour was scheduled for the 15th.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:01 AM
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Fun to hear about your trip, thanks and Merry Christmas! Joyce
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Old Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:41 AM
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julierae:

Ijust got an e-mail from Lupita (Ricardo's wife) andshe said that March is too late for the Turtle Tours.

The egg laying is done about February 15th ... and the eggs in fact start to hatch in mid to late Janaury.

I planned my trip to be there for the Turtle Egg laying time.

The other trips I took had no time constraint on them.

But there are other places for Turtle Egg... it just will not be the Leatherback turtles.

For example at Playa Ostional,there is the Olive Ridley turtles.
Their egg laying time is from July to about November.

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Old Nov 13th, 2005, 08:55 AM
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ttt

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