Turtle Watching in Costa Rica

From now until mid-February, visitors to Costa Rica can enjoy turtle watching at Playa Grande in Parque Nacional Las Baulas. It's about 45 km (28 miles) south of our affordable, ocean-view condo in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, on the Pacific Coast. Check out How to Get Here!

Nesting Leatherback turtles at Playa Grande make up half the Leatherback population in the entire western Pacific. But take note, it's necessary to make advance reservations to witness this most exciting of events as entry into the area during this time is strictly controlled, and rightfully so! Just look at this little guy go, he's more than cute!



You can also arrange volunteer opportunities with turtle conservation programs in Costa Rica at organization such as:







View our full article on Sea Turtle Watching in Costa Rica and be sure to check out Wildlife Viewing in Costa Rica as well!

Pura vida,
Ed & Connie
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Dias del Fiesta Playas del Coco


It's almost party time once again in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste! The last weekend of January is when the popular Dias del Fiesta is held, where the downtown streets will be overtaken by people, parades and food carts - so much fun for everyone!

One of the biggest events during Dias del Fiesta in Playas del Coco will be the cowboy rodeos! If you've never been, or even if you have, you'll see typical Costa Rican families attending all of the rodeo events scheduled throughout the weekend. Sometimes there are amusement rides set up for the kids as it's a really big celebration!



Horses will be paraded through the streets as the local cowboys show off their riding skills. Learn more about the Cowboy Culture in Costa Rica!












For another look at the fun to be had, check out this video by Hector Morales:



And here's copy of the Dias del Fiesta El Coco schedule of events! Yes, we know it's in Spanish, sorry!




And be sure to check up on sea turtle watching and beaches in Playas del Coco! 

Pura vida,
Ed & Connie
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