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The walk from Ostional town to the beach is short and worthwhile if you stop and eat at the restaurant there. The beach itself was wide and windswept. Black sand with fragments of turtle eggs everywhere - really amazing to help visualize what it must...More
Playa Ostional is known for its "Arribadas", thousands of turtles come to lay their eggs on the beach, it is an amazing experience.
Locals have a permit to extract the eggs on the first 35 hours, government says that as there are too many turtles...More
It was so fascinating to see. We had a 4 wheel drive car but just remember to get a larger 4x4 to cross that last creek i felt it was a little do deep for our care to get through. so I parked the car...More
I been in ostional as part of the wildlife conservation volunteer, and it's been an amazing experience, the people the place the atmosphere is something special, I love it here and the work they do here is just so important both for the community and...More
At the right times there are literally tens of thousands of turtles nesting. The viewing is not controlled well enough, too many people walking in between nests and just too many people on the beach at the same time. It is difficult to controll because...More
My sister and I went to volunteer here from 29 Mar to 8 Apr, 2016. We stayed in the accommodations on the refuge. Food was also provided via the refuge, by one of the locals.
ACCOMMODATIONS: We stayed in a room that held 6 people,...More
I went to ostional to work on what I thought was a turtle conservation project. Firstly my host family where amazing and the place it's self is so remote and beautiful , words cannot describe . My fist week involved long morning walks with others...More
Ok, I love sea turtles. When I heard that I could see a lot of sea turtles here, I had to go I booked a tour with my hotel in Nosara, Blue Spirit. It was $60 for ride and entrance to this place.
We were staying in Nosara for the week and heard that there was a small arrival of turtles expected over the next three nights in Ostional. Rather than book a "tour," we just drove to the Refuge in Ostional the next evening. It's such a...More
The road to Ostional is indeed bumpy and dusty, but the scenery is beautiful and there are lots of small towns, hidden beaches, and wildlife to make it extra interesting. In Ostional, we were met by our guide, Jamileta, a local who spoke excellent English.....More
Has anybody seen any nesting turtles this summer in Ostional, or is turtle watching no longer possible there after an incident last year when a throng of tourists got on the beach and the turtles were disturbed?.