At Ostional you have the chance to witness an amazing natural phenomena called an ARRIBADA (arrival). An Arribada is the time the sea turtles come to lay their eggs in staggering numbers for 2-4 days. A few hundred turtles, if not thousands, have been known to appear out of the depths of the sea to make their nests in the sand.
The best time to visit Ostional is just before and during an Arribada. These occur, as a general rule, at the start of the last Quarter moon. At first, a few hundred turtles will come out on the beach followed by a steady stream of sea turtles for the next three days.
Arribadas occur all throughout the year at least once a month, and in some months they may even happen twice! During the months of the rainy season, between June and December, you could see larger arrivals. That means that the number of nesting turtles may be in the range of hundreds of thousands as opposed to tens of hundreds like the dry season months.
We only offer this tour when there is an Arribada happening. It is a sight that you will never forget. Don´t miss out on this extraordinary experience with Costour.
This 2 day excursion includes:
- Air conditioned transportation
- Accommodation with air condition
- A professional guide
- Entrée fees to site and the beach
You brings: walking shoes, dark clothes, insect repellent, camera and a copy of your passport.