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Tortuguero National Park

#1 of 18 things to do in Tortuguero Features Animals
| Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10430, Costa Rica
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Shore Excursion: Limon Highlights Tour
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Zipline and Tortuguero Canal Tour from Limon
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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. 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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“iguanas” (115 reviews)
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| Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10430, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

Full of interesting wildlife. Only downside was that the guides (and boatmen) were disturbing the nesting birds, making them leave their nests, in order to get closer in to show you

Thank Pollydg
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We had a three hour guided rain forest walk in full rain, rubber boots supplied by Pachira Lodge. Our guide was very informative and explained us well the history of trees and other fauna there. In spite of the rain we had wonderful time walking...More

Thank salmer_11
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Tried to do a morning trip through the rain forest but it was raining too hard, so we went back early afternoon. The best part of our Costa Rica trip so far. We saw every kind of bird, iguanas, monkeys, crocodiles and caimans. An amazing...More

1  Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

My new husband and I honeymooned in Costa Rica and were told we had to see tortuguero. I will say it is a unique place. The town is about the length of a football field and I week probably never be any place like it...More

Thank Kayla M
Reviewed 13 April 2015

It was great going on boat tris through the canals spotting wildlife. There are lots of different things to see which include Herons, Egrets, Monkeys, Kingfishers, Camans and many other species. It is also great to go walking through the jungle again for the wildlife...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Did early morning tour on a canoe with local guide really amazing. Not allowed to walk in the national park butte boat trips were very good. Lots of monkeys, lizards and birds everywhere .getting there was a lovely transfer by boat. Shame about no wifi...More

Thank asim178
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We absolutely adored this place. The remoteness, the wildlife and the guides were just fantastic. This was the best experience in Costa Rica. If you want to see wildlife without all the turist fuss or canopy tours and big posters with hotels and happy peopole,...More

2  Thank Riff2015
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour in the Ever green lodge. Surrounded by frogs, Toucans, Macaws, white faced and spider monkeys. Then took a boat tour round the mangroves with loads of birds and caymans, even spotted a three toed sloth....More

1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

The boat tour in the park was really nice. We got to see a lot of monkeys, some toucans and caimans. Our Guide Roberto was very knowledgable (organized by our guest hous Casa marbella). When walking in the park we saw less, maybe less luck...More

1  Thank Fabien G
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Wonderful boat trip on the river to view birds. Exciting jungle trip. Mot mots, kingfishers, sun grebes, herons. Sloths, monkeys, and cool lizards. Lots of fun!

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What is the entry fee for children (ages) and for adults?
10 May 2017|
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Response from Debra F | Reviewed this property |
14 dollars
What is a better way to get to Tortuguero, Moin or La Pavona? Thanks
19 April 2016|
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Response from Lolita D | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Laguna Lodge in Tortuguero so they picked us up from our hotel in San Jose but all the buses arrive at the same spot in La Pavona and from there you take the boat to your lodge. The bus ride and the boat ride... More
What kind of clothing should I packed? do I need raining coat, rain boots?
15 February 2016|
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Response from Kascha N | Reviewed this property |
A pair of Teva-type waterproof hiking sandals is perfect. It is hot so a light hooded poncho is perfect. Misquito repellent is a good idea. And a light rain hat works wonders- I always carry a bandana in Costa Rica.