Recent News

Helping Protect the sea turtles in Costa Rica: Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Playa Hermosa Punta Mala

The Hermosa Palms homeowners association (HPNA) donates netting for turtle reserve in Playa Hermosa Costa Rica. Sea turtles play an important role in the eco-system. All four species of sea turtle found in Costa Rica are listed as endangered or threatened. It is said that sea turtles have only 1 in 1,000 chances of survival form the moment the egg is laid. Thankfully, human conservation efforts can quadruple that number.

For environmental conservation and sea turtle protection, it is important that the HPNA play a key role working with Minae (a government conservation organization) to protect our beaches and ocean.

Turtle season, which coincides with rainy season and whale watching season, begins around June and stretches on to November each year. Playa Hermosa is an important nesting ground for the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, as well as the Green Turtles and the rare Hawksbill Turtles.