Costa Rica is a privileged land, and some of its privileges are the beautiful turtles arriving to nest on its beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean shores. Five species and one subspecies of sea turtle live and nest in Costa Rica: leatherbacks, hawksbills, loggerheads, Olive Ridleys, green sea turtles and black sea turtles.

Tortuguero National Park in the Caribbean is one of the most popular destination to see turtles and it was created to protect the Green turtle, since this nesting area is the most important in the Western Caribbean.