Located 20 kilometers south of San Juan del Sur, Refugio de Vida Silvestre La Flor is one of the principal laying/hatching spots of the endangered Olive Ridley and leatherback turtles. The refuge is open year round but is especially popular between July and January, when visitors can watch turtles arrive and hatch.

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Away Travel Expert: Liza Prado
BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • If possible, plan an overnight stay at the refuge between July and January—most turtles arrive to lay their eggs between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.
  • The peak months for seeing turtles are September and October.

San Juan del Sur

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (505) 248-8234
Fax: (505) 249-4144
Email: fcdeje@ibw.com.ni
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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