Las Baulas National Marine Park
Las Baulas National Marine Park at a Glance
- Ideal time to visit: Year-round. Night-time visits to the beach to observe turtle nesting are only allowed from October to February.
- Nearby activities: Hiking, Sea kayaking, Sailing, Snorkeling, Surfing, Swimming
- Nearby attractions: Park Museum at the entrance, Tamarindo estuary and mangroves at the mouth of the Matapalo River, San Francisco River Estuary, Playa Grande, Playa Langosta, Playa Ventanas
- Special Features:
It supports the largest nesting colony of leatherback sea turtles (baulas) on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, with a population size of about 800 female turtles nesting per year.