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Costa Rica is in the middle of a drought, like just about everyone else on the Pacific Coast, but there is still some good news in the natural world.

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The Olive Ridley turtles appear to be getting stronger.  On our morning walk on Carrillo Beach this morning, just 4 km from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya, we encountered a hatch.

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A couple of weeks ago, I introduced many of my readers to the spanish word “arribada” when I referred to the arrival of Costa Rican tourists from San Jose to the beach.   That was tongue in cheek, but this week we have the real thing: Olive Ridley Turtles nesting at Playa Camaronal.
Steve and I drove down in the afternoon – the new culvert/bridge over the Rio Oro makes Playa Camaronal just 26 minutes from our house.  We hit the beach an hour before dusk, giving us time to explore this beautiful, often deserted piece of sand.  That day there were a lot of surfers because Camaronal is one of the major breaks in the area.  Consequently, it's not a great beach for swimming but there were lots of people hanging out, waiting for the turtles.  Read More