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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Tortuguero and the green turtle

Guapiles, Costa RicaPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Alejandro

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Get to know the town of Tortuguero, the green turtle and how turtles changed the life of an entire town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

This experience are normally two different activities that take place on the beach of Tortuguero - the turtle tour and turtle hatching - but due to travel restrictions I would like to bring these experiences to your home to share with family and friends, have a great group experience or team-building or even organize a different Spanish class.

We begin with a small introduction about Tortuguero, where it is located, how many people live here and how the turtle began to change the life of this small town.

Next, we learn about the characteristics of the green turtle and its life, and then move imaginatively to Tortuguero beach and continue the spawning process. The advantage of the online experience - I can guarantee that you will see a turtle (even if it is in photo and / or video), something that is not for sure on site.

After knowing the nesting process, we continue to the hatching, a unique show and very challenging step for the little turtles that I am sure will excite and make you dream of visiting me here someday ...

I hope to see you soon! And do not hesitate to contact me for a new date or time which is not scheduled.
Get to know the town of Tortuguero, the green turtle and how turtles changed the life of an entire town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

This experience are normally two different activities that take place on the beach of Tortuguero - the turtle tour and turtle hatching - but due to travel restrictions I would like to bring these experiences to your home to share with family and friends, have a great group experience or team-buil…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Alejandro can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at G$8,889.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Alejandro can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.
From G$2,223
/ person
Fri, Nov 27
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
G$2,223 per person
G$2,223 per person
Fri, Nov 27
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
G$2,223 per person
G$2,223 per person
Fri, Nov 27
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
Join 3 other guests
G$2,223 per person
G$2,223 per person

Meet your host, Alejandro

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 48 Reviews
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I am a local guide of Tortuguero, naturalist guide and general guide of Costa Rica approved by the ICT (Institute of Tourism of Costa Rica). My passion is nature, especially the fauna, and my native country Costa Rica.

I lived more than 15 years in Tortuguero and worked more than 12 years as a local and naturalist guide in this natural paradise on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, offering canoe tours, day hikes, and night hikes, among others. In the turtle nesting season I have also been a turtle guide for more than 10 years, a unique experience to share.

Besides beeing a guide, I have a hostel in Tortuguero with my wife from Germany, where we receive Airbnb guests since many years. I am passionate about teaching nature, talking about my beautiful country and knowing and sharing my passion for local fauna with people from all over the world!
I am a local guide of Tortuguero, naturalist guide and general guide of Costa Rica approved by the ICT (Institute of Tourism of Costa Rica). My passion is nature, especially the fauna, and my native country Costa Rica.

I lived more than 15 years in Tortuguero and worked more than 12 years as a local and naturalist guide in this natural paradise on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, offering canoe tours, day hikes, and night hikes, among others. In the turtle nesting season I have also…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

James
November 2020
My friends and I spent a wonderful hour with Alejandro learning about sea turtles and Tortuguero. Alejandro’s positive energy and detailed descriptions filled us with a greater appreciation and understanding of these marvelous creatures. We are happy to have made a new friend in Alejandro, and can’t wait to visit Tortuguero in the future!
My friends and I spent a wonderful hour with Alejandro learning about sea turtles and Tortuguero. Alejandro’s positive energy and detailed descriptions filled us with a greater app…
Jennifer
November 2020
The best thing about this experience (other than learning about the turtles, and -surprise- jaguars!) was Alejandro's warm, friendly manner which instantly made my daughter and I feel welcome. It was like chatting with a friend. Alejandro is clearly passionate about the turtles and his town, which is in a beautiful forest. It was also interesting to learn the town's history, and how multicultural it is today, with people from many different countries calling it home. I will definitely remember this experience!
The best thing about this experience (other than learning about the turtles, and -surprise- jaguars!) was Alejandro's warm, friendly manner which instantly made my daughter and I f…
Nate
November 2020
Alejandro was so welcoming, knowledgeable and fun to go on this virtual tour with! We learned so many new things about turtles and their environment in Tortuguero, with great visuals, videos and insights. Very captivating time and well worth the money. Would highly recommend!
Alejandro was so welcoming, knowledgeable and fun to go on this virtual tour with! We learned so many new things about turtles and their environment in Tortuguero, with great visua…
Nicole
October 2020
I booked this experience in Spanish for my Advanced Beginning and Intermediate college Spanish classes. Alejandro was a warm and engaging speaker and involved everyone in the experience. I would highly recommend this virtual field trip for anyone interested in science and/or turtles. We all learned so much, and the experience was really interactive.
I booked this experience in Spanish for my Advanced Beginning and Intermediate college Spanish classes. Alejandro was a warm and engaging speaker and involved everyone in the exper…
Kate
October 2020
Alejandro was warm and very informative. Our group of (adult) family and friends loved hearing about his village in addition to learning about the turtles. We went over our scheduled time because we all had questions. Alejandro was glad to spend the extra time! He made us feel like we were there in Tortuguero.
Alejandro was warm and very informative. Our group of (adult) family and friends loved hearing about his village in addition to learning about the turtles. We went over our schedul…
Emily
October 2020
This was a fun, engaging and educational way to see a glimpse of Tortuguero. Alejandro was a fantastic host and we hope to be able to travel to your community in person someday. This is a great session for adults and kids!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.