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Tortuguero National Park

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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“costa rica”(154 reviews)
“howler monkeys”(74 reviews)
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...more
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San Jose, Costa Rica | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10103, Costa Rica
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Reviewed today

Visited the beach (at night) with park guide to see the turtles come ashore and actually witnessed them laying eggs in the holes they prepared. We stayed at Pachira Lodge who offered the visit as a night time extension.

Thank vialli54
Reviewed yesterday

This is a magical place ,almost forgotten by time, the best tip would be find a good local guide or use the hotel to find one.The guides know all the signs to look for and are so knowledgeable about the area.only way to reach the...More

Thank Sammy509
Reviewed 3 days ago

We hemmed & hawed about whether to skip the guide and just wander trails ourselves to save money, but eventually decided to spring for the guided walk. We went with Victor, from Casa Marbella, and we are very grateful that we did. Alone, we probably...More

Thank CdnSKO
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is wonderful, if you have the right information. If the guides or park entrance information desk doesn’t make you aware that the walk isn’t a loop, then your potentially in for a life threatening situation, which was our experience. The guide we booked...More

Thank PaulC10922
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In you love nature,animals and wild live, this is a must in your agenda. To spend a night tour to see Turtle Nesting is a very special feeling. You will return to “civilization” much more civilizated. Don’t miss it!!

1  Thank Alex_CG59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tortuguero National Park is an incredible experience. You need to take a boat from La Pavona (closest place) or Moin. From La Pavona the ride takes around one hour, costs USD 5 and it’s beautiful. You can check the timetable on internet and buy the...More

Thank adrianlmarano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

W took a canoe tour - I would highly recommend this over and above the motor boat tour, simply because it is less likely to disturb the animals, and so you can get very close to them - caimen, crocodiles, tiger herons, monkeys (sadly not...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour as part of the TUI Grand Tour - lasted around 2 1/2 hours, our own boat and a very knowledgable driver who spotted a number of animals we’d have missed without him. Spider Monkeys, Boa Constrictor, Cayman, a variety of birds all there...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did it with a motorized boat - just fine - we saw tons of birds, caymans, monkeys. Others were in kayaks or canoes - that seemed more “authentic” and could go into more remote waterways. Highly recommend!!

Thank dr917
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful wildlife. Most unaltered. Tours are in boats— very small boats. The guides are great at spotting wildlife.

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Henri S
13 January 2018|
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Response from PV L | Reviewed this property |
You cannot walk from Parismina to Tortuguero, but you can get there by boat. There are boat taxis available and would not be too expensive.
24 December 2017|
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Response from Jessica v | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We went to Costa Rica this summer and visited Tortuguero starting from San Jose. Because of the very high package deals, we decided to go by our own (with 2 kids, age 8 and 9). No problem at all and very easy! First you... More
Melinda V
2 December 2017|
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Response from Lee T | Reviewed this property |
Both great places, you can see Manuel Antonio in half a day but they haven't both sloth and all 3 monkey species but is very busy and touristy, you don't need a guide as there are so many with other groups you can just... More