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See Olive Ridley turtles nesting
Witness one of nature's most humbling spectacles as sea turtles return to the beach where they were born to hatch the next generation.
Guiones beach at Nosara in Costa Rica is one of the key breeding areas for Olive Ridley turtles, which arrive en masse to nest every full moon. In the nights just afterwards, you'll see the dark sands strewn with cracked eggs as newborn turtles tentatively make their way towards the uncertainty of the ocean.
You arrive at this isolated beach on the back of a truck under the glowing light of the moon, and there is a sense of anticipation as you prepare to watch a moving and extraordinary natural event. Turtles famously return to lay their eggs on the same beach where they hatched, so whether you see mothers crowding the beach to birth their eggs or baby turtles emerging for the first time, you are witnessing part of a timeless cycle destined to repeat itself throughout the generations.
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Real Latin America Experts
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.