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cras lay eggs on costa rican beachEach year, with the first rains in Costa Rica, these purple and red crabs come out of the wetland and cross the road to lay their eggs in the sand of Playa Carrillo.  It looks like the beach at Normandy.  Just one night and then they’re gone.  I’ve never seen the crabs hatch but the laying of the eggs happens every year just after Easter with the first good rain of the season.

costa rica beach crab nesting