Juan Carlos, a young man born in Troncones, began the Sea Turtle Sanctuary by himself when he was just a child.
During the night several sea turtles will come ashore at Troncones to lay their eggs where they themselves hatched. Juan Carlos and his team search out these turtles, recover the eggs and bury them at the sanctuary where they have the best chance to incubate and be safely released.
Two months later the turtles hatch. Almost every evening there is liberation of turtles on the beach in front of Casa Canela. Visitors are given the opportunity to help in the liberation of the baby sea turtles. There is no fee but the donations are always welcomed. Each year approximately 15,000 baby see turtles are born and set out to sea from this sanctuary.
The Mesa de Bravo Water Falls are comprised of 12 levels of falls, swimming holes and slides. A one hour drive from Troncones and you are rewarded with the clean refreshing waters of this mountain wonderland.
Ride along the beach or continue up 0n to the mountain for a tour to the bat cave. There a 2 outfitters in Troncones.
The turtle sanctuary is located right across the road from Casa Canela.
Almost daily at sunset, the hatchlings come to life and are released on the beach. We are so fortunate to watch them as they race toward the water to begin their lives at sea.
romantic beach vacations
is probably the most popular activity in the Troncones area. With 4 world class breaks it is no wonder. If you are not already a surfer, lessons are available and can be arranged through your hosts at Casa Canela.
is a popular pastime here. Fishermen and their 'pongas' can be hired for a half day at nearby Mahawa. Sierra, red snapper, sail fish and tuna are a few of the possible catches.
is an easy stroll from Mahawa along the beach. There you will find nature's amazing diversity.
Kayak the estuary with COSTA NATIVA ECOTOURS
What better way to enjoy the Pacific Ocean than to be riding in on a wave. Casa Canela provides the boogie boards. The Pacific provides the waves.