October Eco-report

Costa Rica Eco Tours and Expeditions at Crocodile Bay Resort

No other resort offers such a complete range of adventures both on the ocean and in the rainforest. Each unforgettable experience is carefully planned and overseen by Dennis Atencio, Director of Expeditions. Dennis is certified within the Osa Peninsula Conservation Area (ACOSA) by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute as an Ecological Guide. He and his full-time staff will safely bring you as close to nature as you’re willing to get. Expeditions have been expertly crafted within four distinct habitats with all skill levels in mind. From white-knuckle thrills to awe-inspiring sightseeing, there’s so much to explore. Not sure where to start? With the extreme caliber of the Costa Rican coastline, you owe it to yourself to experience at least one adventure from each habitat. But that’s just the beginning!

The dynamics of the local sea turtle populations are poorly understood, and while some information on females has been gathered from nesting beaches, little is known about the population structure, genetic origin or in-water habitats. Sea Turtles only spend 1% of their life on the nesting beaches and due to this behavioral pattern, only adult females may be studied. Little or no information is available about the juvenile population, or the sex ratios of adult populations. As a result, there is a need to enter the habitats used by sea turtles in different stages of life to assess the types of threats sea turtles are exposed to in nesting beaches, as well as coastal and open waters. You can help this initiative, join this full day research trip to see the turtles in their natural habitat, swimming, holding and working with them to make sure that they are healthy while collecting data along with the researchers. Do not forget your sun block and swimsuit!