There’s been a bunch of fake news circulating social media that says how there are so many turtles arriving to Ostional that there is no space for them on the beach so they end up on roads and near homes.
Authorities from the area have denounced these facts and corrected them. The truth is there has actually been a decrease in the arrival of turtles and the numbers vary greatly from one day to another.
The reason there are photos of turtles in strange places like porches of homes is because there are places on the beach without natural or man made borders in place. This allows the turtles to wander to nearby homes.
The authorities stress that the public should not get carried away with the fake news and come to see hundreds of turtles. There is actually an alert in the area due to heavy rains and visitors can stress the natural resources. Those who do come should always stay with a certified guide and follow the regulations such as staying for no more than 40 minutes and not using flash photography.