Tortuguero in August – Tours in Costa Rica

August is the most sought after month in Tortuguero, partly because of the great weather, as well as the fact that it is the heart of the sea turtle season, which nests in Tortuguero between July and September.

During August it is even possible to see turtles nesting, so it is possible to see both nesting and hatching.

Weather and temperature in Tortuguero during August


The temperature is around 30°c and at night it feels like 24°c. In August, Tortuguero receives 376.48 mm of rain and approximately 12 rainy days in the month. The average humidity is close to 80%.

Marine turtles in August


August is a favorite month for many visitors, because of the summer weather, as well as because August is a month in which green sea turtles can be seen nesting during nighttime hours, as well as sea turtles nesting in the early morning hours.

Aditionally, during the visit to Tortuguero you can not miss the boat tour through the canals of the national park, which is done by boat and with a naturalist guide.

Other activities include a visit to the village of Tortuguero, or visit the Cerro de Tortuguero, a nice hike in the middle of the rainforest.

Taking a canoe tour through the canals of the national park or surrounding canals is another favorite ecotourism activity.