Tambor Bay Turtles
Tambor Bay Turtles (TBT) is a conservation sea turtle project which has the mission to reduce threats to the sea turtles still coming to the shores of the Playa Tambor area.
Olive Ridley sea turtles still come to our beaches to lay their eggs, between 80 to 120 eggs each time.
Playa Tambor is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Tambor is a very scenic and friendly village, situated at the west side of our beautiful beach, and, at the other side of this 6 km., we find Pochote, another friendly village.
TBT has two objectives – protect the remaining sea turtles and grow the population.
A sea turtle egg hatchery is our strategy to accomplish these objectives. By taking the eggs from the nests on the beaches and hatching them in a hatchery, TBT is able to increase the initial survival rate of the eggs dramatically, from less than 10 percent to over 80 percent.
YOU CAN HELP!
YES – you can come to Playa Tambor and help us to protect and save the turtles!
We are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity and a truly unforgettable experience, with quality accommodation,
great food, local transportation, a safe and friendly environment and, of course, a first-class turtle project to work on!
Adopt a Turtle
By adopting a turtle, you will be helping to provide money that TBT needs annually to sustain its operation.
You will be helping us rescue the Tambor Bay Turtles!
You can name the turtle and you will receive a certificate.
Please send us an email to
with the name of your turtle, your name and e-mail address.