Welcome to Isla Cañas
Once you reach the island in season, you will be approached by a guide. Paying local guides provides a worthy local alternative to inhabitants selling turtle eggs on the black market.
The turtles arrive late at night, so there’s no point in hiring a guide during daylight. Instead, agree on a meeting place and an hour when the guide can walk you across the island to the beach. If you’re lucky, you’ll arrive at the same time as the expectant mothers. Keep in mind that sea turtles are easily frightened, particularly by the bright lights of flashlights, cameras and telephones. Leave these items behind.