Las Baulas National Park

This small refuge on the Pacific coast, just north of Tamarindo , was created to protect the important turtle nesting beach of Playa Grande.

Every year, thousands of leatherback sea turtles arrive onto Playa Grande at night and bury their eggs in its warm sand.

Though the nesting of these massive reptiles is reason enough to protect the area, there is also an extensive mangrove swamp which is an excellent area for bird watching

There is some extends of tropical dry forest in the vicinity of the beach so there is plenty of other wildlife in the area

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Leatherback turtle baby heading for the sea

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