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Female turtles leave the ocean to lay their eggs on the beach where they hatched. The best way to observe is with a guided tour. Especially during the time when they lay their eggs, females are in a trance-like state and shouldn’t disturbed.

Around the island of Liuqiu green sea turtles are often spotted.


During high tide: They come closer to the shore to feed on seaweed. You can even watch them from the shoreline while they are feeding. The sea can be quite rough, and you should be an experienced snorkeler or diver if you go by yourselves at some places. There are also several small beaches where you get easily into the sea.

During low tide: it’s easier to get into the sea, and snorkel tours are offered at Vase Rock. You will be supplied with a wetsuit, shoes, snorkel gear and life jacket. You stay together with the instructor and other snorkelers either holding a rope or lifebelt. It seems that there are fewer turtles around.

Weather of Southern Taiwan

It a tropical climate with warm temps and occasionally rain in winter often a heavy downpour in the afternoon. Summer is hot and humid and the south-west monsoon season lasts from May to September. Typically, typhoons occur from July to September.
Wheather for whole Taiwan

How to Avoid Crowds

Weekends are always super busy, and summer is the peak season in Taiwan. It’s boiling hot, and people come to the island for the beautiful beaches and sea. Midweek is much quieter, and in the morning it's still tranquil.

TW Taiwan

The green turtles and the hawksbill turtles lay their eggs throughout the year, but the best time to head there is between July and September when the sea is calmer.

It is tropical hot and humid year-round. A little cooler at the rainy season from November to February/March. Temps are between 27°-32° C / 80°-90° F the whole year. The dry season last from April to September. Anyway, it can rain at any time of the year. Most rainfall during December and January roads can be impassable.


  • Shoulder season: March until May/June and September, October. lower prices, less crowded, weather almost fine.
  • Peak season: June, July and August with high season prices, very crowded, almost perfect weather conditions.

Top Tip:
Only guided tours are allowed to the beach from evening until next morning 6 a.m. to protect the turtles. Get up early and visit the beach sharp at 6 a.m. If you are lucky you may see a turtle moving from the beach back into the sea. This is truly a unique experience.

MY Malaysia

The nesting season starts in March and last until August. The best months to observe leatherbacks laying eggs are from April to July. (French: Tortue Luth)
Best within two hours before and after high tide. 

Most of them hatch from June to August and it last until September.

French Guyana is also the nesting site for the Green Turtle and the Olive Ridley Turtle.

It is tropical hot and humid year-round. A little cooler at the rainy season from December to June. Most precipitation from April to June. "Driest" months from August to November. The minimum temperature is 23° C / 73° F and the maximum between 29°-32° C / 84°-90° F.

GF French Guiana

The season to spot leatherback turtles or hawksbill sea turtles in the night starts in October and last until March. Best within two hours before and after high tide.
You may see hatchlings until May.

It is typically hot and dry on the north pacific coast even in the rainy season. 

Dry season: December to April. Maximum temperatures are between 31° C / 88° F in December and 36° C / 96° F in April. 

Rainy season: From late May to November. Brief showers are more likely in the afternoon and night. Most rainfall in June, September and October. Maximum temp more than 30° C / 86° F

Minimum temp is more than 20° C / 68° F for the whole year. 

CR Costa Rica

Nesting season from May to September but at the same time, the rainy season starts.
Best within two hours before and after high tide.

Rainy season:
It lasts from May to October although showers occur more often in the night or the morning. There is a possibility of hurricanes during August to October.

CU Cuba