Nesting Sea Turtles

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A short drive from the farm is Playa La Flor sea turtle reserve where Olive Ridley turtles come to nest. Several times a year the beach is inundated with hundreds of turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. The opportunity to watch sea turtles nest can be from June to March. The season is broad and the moon plays a big role in the timing of these events.

Playa La Flor is a turtle reserve and government-backed conservation project with park rangers who secure and manage the site.

We went on a night trip with two families to see turtles nesting. A short wait on the beach resulted in some star photography opportunities. A park ranger came over to our group to let us know that a turtle came ashore and is beginning to dig her nest, after being briefed on how to approach her, our families walked along the beach to find our first nesting turtle.

Two months after nesting the eggs hatch and yolk-powered baby turtles make for the Pacific Ocean shore which is another opportunity to put sea turtles in your Nicaragua family adventure.