I arrived at La Tortuga Feliz on Monday March the 17th 2014 and saw my first turtle on Wednesday the nineteenth! We were on the way back from the beach patrol when we saw the other group in a circle around her. She was small by the leatherback standards, but it was the biggest turtle I have ever seen! We watched the guide and his research assistant successfully measure this amazing creature and filling in all information about the turtle they needed. After this they collected all the eggs and relocated the nest. But the most special moment for me was seeing the mama turtle return into the ocean. It was such a beautiful experience!