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Thousands of turtles crawl ashore to nest in Costa Rica

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Thousands of turtles crawl ashore to nest in Costa Rica (CNN Newsource)

Here's something you don't see every day.

Thousands of sea turtles crawled ashore in Costa Rica to nest.

It's a phenomenon you can catch every September, but visitors almost missed out this year because access to this beach had been restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The protected area in Guanacaste province, almost 3,000 kilometers from the capital of San José, reopened Sunday -- just in time to greet these critters.

Some lucky visitors managed to book a tour with a local guide and enjoy the spectacle for one hour. People were required to wear masks and practice physical distancing.

The next "arribada"-- as it's known in Spanish -- is expected in about a month.



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