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Camaronal National Wildlife Refuge - Sea Turtle Conservation
Camaronal Wildlife Refuge is part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, on the Guanacaste Coast, on the northern Pacific of Costa Rica. A haven for surfers and lovers of water sports, Guanacaste boasts some of the most important and productive sea turtle nesting beaches in the entire western hemisphere. The Camaronal Refuge is only 30 minutes from Playa Sámara. The refuge was created to protect nesting sites for Leatherback, Kemp's Ridley and Hawksbill sea turtles. The success of the program has resulted in the arrival of thousands of sea turtles to the beaches within the refuge.
Cabo Blanco National Wildlife Refuge - The Absolute Nature Reserve
Conquistadores named this area Cabo Blanco for its pristine white sand beaches and cliffs, however it was a benevolent couple from Sweden - Nicolas Wessberg and Karen Mogensen - who established the Reserva Natural Absoluta Cabo Blanco, preserving forever one of the most pristine marine ecosystems in all of Central America.. Appalled by the first clear-cut in the area in the 1960s, the pioneering couple launched an international appeal to save the forest. Their efforts resulted in the creation of not only the 12-square-km (4½-square-mile) reserve but also to the establishment of Costa Rica's national park service.
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