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Tortugario Monte Rico

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Loved the experience of releasing baby turtles , it cost 10q per turtle about $1.30. They also have... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Kimber L
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This sanctuary is working hard to breed caimans, crocodiles, endangered sea turtles. The grass... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Teresa M
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This sanctuary is working hard to breed caimans, crocodiles, endangered sea turtles. The grass roots effort is amazing .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Very friendly and informative, and going searching on the beach at night for nesting sea turtles was incredible. They don't have a lot of resources, but they are using what they do have for the turtles, which is more important anyways. Recommend!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank busyteachergirl
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We visited this on a day trip to Monterrico. Were not there during the time for sea turtles, but we got to see tropical gar, green iguanas, freshwater turtles, and caiman. While we prefer to see animals in the wild, it is good that places...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It is very obvious that they have limited resources but try their best with what they have. You get to see turtles, crocs and iguanas up close, so it’s a good place to teach your kids to love and respect animals, plus it is very...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ronaldr807
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Limited resources but their work with turtles is amazing. If you are there during turtle hatching it is well worth the visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 740stephenl
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

As vegetarians that love and respect animals we found the commercialization and handling of the turtles during the time we were there to be very sad. If you are someone who wouldn’t go to Seaworld then you won’t like this. We had a frame of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ed-on-a-trip
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Loved the experience of releasing baby turtles , it cost 10q per turtle about $1.30. They also have a rescue facility that has many different sea creatures

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kimber L
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Absolute recommendation, and better be there rather early to be able to set one free yourself, for just 10Q which will help the Tortugario with their great work.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Doris M
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This is the reason to come to Monterrico. Experience releasing turtles at sunset (all hatched the previous night) into the Pacific Ocean. Release takes place every evening at 5:15pm. Costs Q10 per person!! I believe the season goes from October to February??

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Julian B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We visited in December when we had the opportunity to release the turtles. Memorable for the rest of our lives. To watch 100 baby turtles make a safe dash for the ocean was heart warming. they had alligators, giant sea turtles and iguanas. Very interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ken N
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