Costa Rican turtle nesting package takes responsible approach
New eco-extension allows visitors to experience best of Costa Rica
By offering these eco-friendly sea turtle nesting packages, combining insider expertise and trained guides, we’re helping to protect the amazing reproduction process of these great reptiles.
Designed by Nature Air with guidance from the National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica, new sea turtle nesting packages take a responsible and Earth-friendly approach to turtle tourism, combining sustainable air travel and hotel accommodations with low eco-footprint Costa Rica attractions. The extensions depart from Nature Air’s main San José airport, making the turtle packages an easy add-on for any Central American vacation.
“Costa Rica’s turtle nesting season and spectacular arribadas, when thousands of female turtles come onto the beaches to lay their eggs, attract many spectators who want to learn about sea turtles each season,” said Claire Saylor, director of marketing at Nature Air. “By offering these eco-friendly sea turtle nesting packages, combining insider expertise and trained guides, we’re helping to protect the amazing reproduction process of these great reptiles.”
Nature Air’s three-night, four-day package includes round-trip flights between San José and Nosara; ground transfers from the airport to the hotel; overnight accommodation at either The Harmony Hotel or L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa, two ultra-luxurious beachfront eco-lodges; guided tours in Costa Rica of the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, one of the world’s most important nesting sites for the olive ridley sea turtle; and breakfasts each day. Price per person starts at $420 (based on double occupancy, taxes included). Rates are available now through June 15, and from Aug. 26 through Dec. 15, 2012.
View the olive ridley turtle, one of the many things to do in Costa Rica, as it migrates to the Ostional and Nancite beaches from June through December. An arribada is five-times more likely to occur on nights when the moon is in its last quarter (June 14, July 16, Aug. 14, Sept. 13, Oct. 12 and Nov. 11, 2012).
About Nature Air
Based out of San José, Costa Rica, Nature Air has been in operation since 2000 and has the honour of being the world’s first certified carbon neutral airline. With 74 daily flights to 15 destinations in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, the company’s mission is to offer reliable, innovative and fun flights throughout Central America while helping maintain the beauty of Costa Rica in its natural state through sustainable policies, projects and initiatives. For more information, visit www.natureair.com.
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