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

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

"Highly recommend the turtle tour"

"Ricardo was a wonderful tour guide who educated us on the area."

"Fantastic place set on a peninsular of land with boat trips and wild life in abundance, I would not have missed this part of the trip. Mammals, reptiles and birds more than anywhere else on our trip. We were in walking distance from Tortuguero nice to be able to take the walk to have a beer in the town. "

"Excellent service at Tortuga Lodge and Gardens. The staff were very kind and helpful. Being able to see the forest from the water was a neat experience. Though it rained during our entire kayak trip it was still a blast!"


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