Las Baulas National Park
Surfing & Turtle Destination
Baulas Marine Park protects one of the most important nesting sites for Leatherback turtles (Tortuga Baula, Dermochelys coriacea) in the world. The park protects Grande, Carbón, Ventana and Langosta beaches, the Tamarindo estuary, the mangroves at Matapalo river mouth, the San Francisco River Estuary, and the hills of Morro and Hermosa. The Leatherback Turtle (in spanish La Baula) is the largest sea turtle in the world who comes to nest here.