Costa Rica Destination Guide
Hawksbill products were identified at four sites, on both coasts (Jacó, Puntarenas, Limón and Tortuguero). A total of 72 locations were surveyed, including souvenir shops, markets and street vendors; 15 (20.8 percent) stores had hawksbill products for sale. Surveyors estimated a total of 949 items, with some stores selling just one or two small pieces, up to a maximum of 462 items in one store in Puntarenas.
Top Turtleshell Destinations
Central San Jose
Manuel Antonio National Park
Legal Status: Illegal to sell or buy sea turtle products in Costa Rica.