Giving Back

Tour de Turtles

August 10, 2018 — by Jasmin Manzano


The Sea Turtle Conservancy invited the Pura Vida team along to Tortuguero, Costa Rica this summer as part of their Tour de Turtles campaign. An experience of a lifetime, we were able to participate in the release of a Green sea turtle we named Vida.

Isn’t she a beauty??

Around this time each year, tons of sea turtles come to Tortuguero (Spanish for the Land of Turtles) to nest. As you can imagine, this brings in thousands of visitors to the Costa Rican village to witness the phenomenon. Who can blame them?? And if they time it correctly, there is a turtle release they can see too!

Thanks to her GPS tracker device, you can follow Vida’s journey here.

A huge thanks to the Tortuguero STC team and Research Assistants for hosting us this weekend! These lovely humans work with the turtles year-round at the Sea Turtle Conservancy research station! It was so amazing seeing them do their part in saving the sea turtle population.

For more information on the Sea Turtle Conservancy and their initiatives, check out their website!

Pura Vida is proud to partner with the Sea Turtle Conservancy! It is the mission of Sea Turtle Conservancy to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific through research, education, training, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.

Donate to the STC by purchasing our Save the Sea Turtles bracelets today!

Photos: Lauren Parks