Hermosa Beach Turtle Reserve

If you are in the Jaco area during the Turtle season you can not miss the early morning (4:30-5am) adventure that comes with assisting Minae (a government conservation organization) in their efforts to protect turtle eggs and the beach.  The Playa Hermosa Turtle Reserve extends for 12 km of beachfront where the turtles lay eggs between April and November and hatch during November through March.

Located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, in the Southern part of Hermosa Beach, directly South of Jacó. Their you will find the the most important nesting ground for the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, although it also protects the Green Turtles and the rare Hawksbill Turtles.

Visitors can assist the staff and volunteers by helping to collect the eggs, place them in a protected area and release the babies that are ready to enter the great wild.