Playa Ostional, CR 2017
On November 23, 2017, Mike Stevens and I took a trip out to Playa Ostional. Costa Rica.
Triggered by the last quarter of the moon each month, hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley-Turtles emerge from the Pacific Ocean and deposit their eggs on the beach at Ostional. This phenomenon is called the Arribada, meaning “the arrival.” The peak of activity is during the wet season, between July and December, with the biggest recorded emergence in November 1995 when 500,000 female turtles nested in a single Arribada.
(Pictured above), I’m standing on the Playa Ostional with no turtles present. Obviously, we were not there at the right time.
However, remnant egg-shells were littered all over the beach.
(Pictured below), Mike and I visit a gorgeous waterfall & swimming hole nearby called the Llamos de Cortes waterfall.