Tortuguero Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

The Caribbean Coast is home to the beautiful town of Tortuguero and it's National Park. This sun drenched zone with its sparsely spaced coastal villages offers a completely laid back and relaxed
atmosphere. The culture is vastly different on this coast compared to the rest of the country with its prominent Afro-Caribbean influence notable as well in the delicious cuisine found here.

 





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Vacations in Tortuguero




There are no roads leading to Tortuguero and is most commonly accessed by boat from the town of Moin found near the port town of Limon. From here you’ll take a boat trip on the canal to Tortuguero and its National Park. Another option is by taking a short plane ride from San Jose. The village itself is small with a collection of houses, a hand full of hotels, gift shops, and lots of wildlife attractions.

The Tortuguero National Park is one of the most varied parks boasting high rainforests to marshy lands, long stretches of beach, wide open canals perfect for crocodile spotting, and is also one of the most important breeding grounds for the Green Sea Turtle. The wildlife here is rich and diverse with unusually large populations of monkeys, birds and fish.

Though relatively small, Tortuguro offers a variety of activities. An absolutely awesome experience is to visit the nesting beaches at night with a guide and watch the turtles laying eggs or eggs hatching. Rent a canoe or Kayak and go exploring on the canal where you’ll be able to spot creatures such as the caimans, birds, and crocodiles. The park also offers various trails great for wildlife viewing and bird watching. Also popular here are fishing and sports fishing tours as well as the zip line and suspension bridges.












Comments

"I think our favorite place to eat was called natural foods. The chaps at the tourist information were very helpful particularly Leonardo and Oscar. We went on a canoe and guided walk with Juan who was also good. Our accommodation at Tortuguero Natural B&B was clean and adequate. Jose our host was very attentive and helpful. Security was also good here. "

"Loved the natural beauty and the jungle, very unique area, would have loved to be there when the turtles were nesting."

"Tortuguero is an all-inclusive resort, so one restaurant/one bar, but it's perfect. Great variety for meals and drinks, lots of hiking trails, a wonderful beach, pools, and a frog garden with iguanas and red-eye tree frogs. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to just relax and enjoy themselves. "

"The turtle guides were amazing! Two days is the perfect amount of time to spend here. "

"Highly recommend the turtle tour"


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Things to Do in Tortuguero