Turtle Watching Tour in Playa Minas


The Turtle Watching Tour in Playa Minas is a delightful way to see rare sea turtles laying eggs at night on the beach.

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Tour Description

Playa Minas is a remote, untouched beach west of Playa Conchal, and it’s one of Guanacaste’s top turtle nesting sites. Between October and March, large numbers of turtles migrate to this region to lay their eggs and bury them in the sand. Our tour guide will also take you to the beautiful Playa Nombre de Jesús nearby, a nesting site for black sea turtles and occasionally leatherbacks. 

There will be a 700-meter hike in the dark with infrared flashlights provided by the tour guide. Once you arrive at the beach, the guide will educate the group on how to respectfully navigate the area. Flash photos are NOT allowed, as the flashes disturb the turtles. 

Pick-up for this nighttime tour is between 4 and 6 p.m. Bring good shoes for walking on the beach in the dark, insect repellent and water.

What is Included?

  • Bilingual guide
  • Round-trip transportation w/AC

What is Excluded?

  • Gratuity

Know Before You Go

  • This tour takes place at night.

Reviews (05)

Mike Snow
25 Mar 2019
Our January 12 to the 22 stay was our second trip to Villa la Sata. We didn’t think it could get any better but this was a very special time in this extremely special place. For all our experiences here in Guanacaste this Estate cannot be matched. The village of Flamingo provides varied opportunities for dining and entertainment. Whether at Angelina’s, Coco Loco or La Forketta the food was amazing. The in home chef Jean Luc was the BEST! The beauty of the white sand beach of Flamingo is unparalleled. The staff at Villa la Sata was extremely accommodating. There was no better way to escape the cold of Montana. We will return yet again, Michael Snow
Josh Wright
02 Apr 2018
It would be tougher to spend a week in Costa Rica in a nicer home than Villa La Sata. Not only is it centrally located to the “hopping” area of the Pacific Coast side of Costa Rica, it is positioned on the property and Bay perfectly. A view of over 180 degrees of the ocean is breathtaking. The home is beautiful, updated and unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime vacation home. This will go down as the nicest home we have ever spent time in, on vacation.
T. Meehan
21 Mar 2018
We stayed at Villa La Sata, in Costa Rica for a few days in February. It is a very special place which is beautifully appointed with detail after detail. I can’t imagine a better location in the world to soak up the sun on its terraces, perched on a cliff overlooking a mile or so of wonderful beach. We had magnificent sunsets every night that were among the best I have ever seen. My wife was in heaven as she cannot miss a sunset.
Holden Ogg
23 Mar 2018
Staying at Villa La Sata was an amazing experience! The views were immaculate and the villa was very impressive… I loved waking up to the sound and site of the beach each morning. The fact that you can see the water as the front gate opens and from every room is why I would consider this the Gem of Flamingo. I’ve never experienced anything like the sunsets here as well. As a videographer and photographer it was more than just a paradise it was Heaven.

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