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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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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.
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
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
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
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!!
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
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
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
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!!
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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
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 take the bus from terminal Gran Caribe bus station in San Jose at 9 AM. This bus takes you to Cariari in about 2 hours. From there, you take the bu for La Pavona at 11.30 AM. This ride will take you about 1 hour. In La Pavona you'll be dropped off at the harbour. The boat will take you to TOrtuguero in about 1 1/2 hours. They'll wait for the bus. Total costs (boat and bus) for the 4 of us was approx. 35 dollars. All the people are very helpful.
We booked the trips at Tortguero at Tortugours (Jessica Puchmuller). Also very helpful and best trips for a good price! Enjoy your stay at Costa Rica. Should you have any questions, I'd like to help.
Enkele reis met 4 personen $ 35.
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
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 listen in... That said I would definitely opt for Tortuguero, it is a very unique place with a wider diversity of wildlife, you will need to pay for a boat trip complete with guide though. Hope you enjoy wherever you choose