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Tortuguero National Park

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Address: | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10430, Costa Rica
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This park contains 11 different ecological habitats and is a sanctuary for...

This park contains 11 different ecological habitats and is a sanctuary for nesting sea turtles. Situated on the Northern Caribbean side of Costa Rica, in the province of Limon, it is approximately 90 miles northeast of the capital city of San José. Accessible only by air or water, Tortuguero is the most important nesting site in the entire western half of the Caribbean for the green turtle. It is known as “Tico Amazon” (Costa Rican Amazon) due to the fact that in Tortuguero there are no roads; the principle means of transportation being the dozens of fresh water canals throughout the park.

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Tortuguero National Park

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Worth a visit even when there are no turtles

We went outside of turtle season and saw plenty of wildlife and enjoyed travelling on the canals. We saw monkeys - spider, howler and white-faced cappuccin - caimans, turtles... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went outside of turtle season and saw plenty of wildlife and enjoyed travelling on the canals. We saw monkeys - spider, howler and white-faced cappuccin - caimans, turtles (small) and lots of birds, many of which were very colourful and exotic, and frogs. We saw a sloth (3-toed) at our lodge. There are no roads into the park so... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went into the park early on a boat ride and kept the tickets to re enter later to do a trail. The walk we did was about 2km through the forest but bordering the coast so you could cut out of the trees at certain points which were marked and walk back along the beach into town.We were going... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a canoe tour through the canals of the national park and a little hike through the accessible part of the park. It is really impressive how many different plants, flowers and animals can be seen. It needs some time to adopt to all the green and to spot the animals within all that greenery.

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Camberley UK
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We did an electric boat trip first thing in the morning which was so serene and relaxing we were very lucky and had gorgeous weather and saw a few birds, sloth, caiman and Monkeys. We had breakfast then headed back for a walk in the park. The sea was quite rough and the beach deserted but we saw little other... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Amazing jungle experience!!!! A small uncovered boat takes you through the natural made canal. We saw spider monkeys, sloths, crocs, cayman, macaws...worth the $15 entry fee

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations at Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge. Pristine place. Nature, Spacious rooms and hot wáter. Just beautiful.

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Wonthaggi, Australia
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Phenomenal place in the world. New world jungle meeting a complex river system. Great place to stay, explore, see Costa Rican jungle, to get to and lovely people at the lodge. Despite the regimental system of food and activities it is an great place to explore for any level of fitness. I would have loved to stay longer, the lodge... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we didn't walk through the trail, we did take two boat tours through the canals of the park to look at wildlife. It's amazing how much wildlife there is to see. There is a $15 per person fee, but that covers you for the whole day. You can walk through the trails or ride through the canals all day... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. This is where the animals live and you can see so many...just be patient and look carefully. Follow your gaze as you look from the water to the rainforest floor and up layer by layer in the trees to see the different species of plant and animal life which exist.... More 

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Our trip here was outstanding and we learned so much about the endangered seaturtles. The staff was very informative and helpful. We will become members and adopt a sea turtle.

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