WHAT MAKES OUR
TOURS DIFFERENT
WE WANT YOU TO HAVE AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.

This is why we offer a comprehensive tour experience, taking care of all the details so that you can learn and enjoy with no need to worry about anything.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
BOOK A TOUR
WE TAKE CARE OF THE DETAILS SO YOU CAN ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE.
SUPPORT A
GOOD CAUSE
WORRY FREE
BOOKINGS
EXCLUSIVE
RESEARCH INSIGHTS
EVERYTHING
IS INCLUDED

WCA COVID-19 STATEMENT
DUE TO COVID-19: We are now offering private tours only to offer our customers the best experience possible while limiting the spread of disease. Transportation is not included in tours at this time but you will have the option to add private transportation to your booking. Otherwise, your tour host will wear a mask and ride in your vehicle with you.

WCA TOURS

“Carlos and Vanessa were amazing. Our guide Randell was a gem. And we had such an fantastic time making memories and witnessing all those turtles! Would definintely recommend, no doubt! =)”

—JEREMY G, TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

ENVIRONMENT • SUSTAINABILITY • EDUCATION

ESPAÑOL
THOUSANDS OF
TURTLES TOURS

Duration: 2 hrs (tour times vary, start times typically 5–7 am or 3–8 pm)
 

Meeting Point: your hotel or vacation rental
 

Price: $150 flat fee + $35 per person (8 max) 

Join us on an awe-inspiring educational experience to witness thousands of turtles nesting at Ostional. Local guide, community fund donation, taxes and fees are included. Book now and we'll take care of the rest. 

What’s included: 
Meet an expert, local tour guide, informational leaflet, certificate, reusable bag, sticker, donation to the community fund, taxes and fees. Personal headsets available upon request.

BLUE SEAS TOURS:
HALF DAY BOAT EXPEDITION

Duration: 4 hrs (8 am –12 pm or 2–6 pm)
 

Meeting Point: Pilos Bar, Playa Garza
 

Price: $550 flat rate (up to 10 people)

 

Go on a boat expedition with National Geographic explorer and marine biologist Dr. Vanessa Bezy. Have the opportunity to observe sea turtles mating and swimming in the open ocean, as well as other marine life such as dolphins and rays, stop at a shipwreck to snorkel and learn about coral reef ecosystems.


Whats included: 
Meet an expert, drinks, snacks, snorkels, fins, comfortable boat with bathroom and shade, laminated educational sheets and field guides.

DIVE DEEPER EXPEDITIONS:
CUSTOM MULTI-DAY PACKAGE

Duration: 3 days
 

Meeting Point: your hotel or vacation rental
 

Price: starting from $245 per person for a group of 10 people

 

Dive deeper with our immersive 3-day Dive Deeper Expedition at The Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. Head out on a boat excursion to observe sea turtles and marine life in the ocean. Snorkel and learn about coral reef ecosystems. Visit a sea turtle hatchery. Witness the arribadas—a year-round simultaneous sea turtle nesting event. Experience pura vida (pure life) with Costa Rican lunch and dinner. Plus more!

 

Contact us to create your customized package and get a quote!

SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE

Duration: 2 hrs
 

Meeting Point: Olga's Bar, Playa Pelada
 

Meeting Time: 7–9 AM
 

Price: $30 kids / $45 adults

Learn first-hand what it’s like to be a sea turtle scientist! Meet Dr. Vanessa Bezy, a National Geographic Explorer and sea turtle biologist with ten years of experience working in the area. Then set out for a walk on the beach to look for sea turtles, learn how to identify turtle tracks, and learn how to collect data from a life-size model of a sea turtle and mock-nest. 

What’s included:

Meet an expert, life-sized sea turtle model, training and all materials and supplies to collect data

NATURE TOUR

Duration: 2 hrs
 

Meeting Point: North entrance to Playa Pelada
 

Meeting Time: 7–9 AM
 

Price: $30 kids / $45 adults

Explore local trails, learn all about the tropical dry forest ecosystem, find and identify creatures in the jungle. Take a walk through the jungle along local trails. Learn about our camera trap study and how you can contribute scientific data by submitting observations on the iNaturalist app. Wildlife Photographer Carlos Clemente will document the entire experience and share photos with you.

What’s included: Species guides, binoculars, photography

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
TOURS

Duration: 2 hrs
 

Meeting Point: Tennis Court at Playa Pelada
 

Meeting Time: 7–9 AM
 

Price: $45 adults (age 16+)

Explore the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, bring back incredible memories and a new skill set. Observe a diversity of birds, reptiles and mammals in their natural habitat while learning how to properly capture them with your camera. According to the season we will show you around rivers, alongside deserted beaches and the unique tropical dry forest that Guanacaste has to offer.

What’s included:

species guides, binoculars, photography

DONATE TO
OUR CAUSE

Our work is made possible by generous donors. Donate to the cause and help us ensure a sustainable future for the Ostional Refuge.

PARTNERSHIPS
& MEMBERSHIPS

Join us to make a difference through a individual or family membership or institutional partnership. Become a change maker now!

WCA AMAZON
WISH LIST

Donate with an in-kind donation from our amazon wishlist. Pack it in your suitcase. Contact us when you arrive. Donate locally too!

© 2021 Wildlife Conservation Association. All rights reserved.

 

ABOUT US
The Wildlife Conservation Association is a non-profit in Costa Rica dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation through scientific research, community engagement, and immersive educational experiences that inspire sustainable living. (Cédula Jurídica 3-002-787658)

LOCATION

Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Ostional Guanacaste, Costa Rica

CONTACT US

info@wcanosara.org

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