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.
"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. "
"Wonderful - not very touristy, highly recommmend for nature lovers."
"Our favourite. A must see! Unbelievable location. Loved the animals. People were amazing."
"We did not find too many American tourists. In fact, there seemed to be more tourists from Europe on this trip. Our guide Giovanni made this experience worth every penny. He was thourough, and very enthusiastic. We loved seeing the Sea turltes nesting! A chance of a lifetime."
"We got to see a sea turtle on our night tour, which was fabulous. Also got to see a variety of animals and insects during the day - the most variety we saw on our trip. I LOVED seeing a Hercules beetle at our lodge! When we went to the village of Tortuguero, there were several tour groups there at the same time so it felt a bit packed full of tourists. Plus, the majority of shops were selling the same types of CR souveniers that one would expect. But we enjoyed going to the small grocery markets and restaurants."
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