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Tortuguero National Park

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San Jose, Costa Rica | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10103, Costa Rica
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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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San Jose, Costa Rica | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10103, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

If you love seeing animals in their natural environment , then this is the place to go! You will see monkeys, scores of birds and Cayman (little crocs) we were in a small boat with a guide. They know where to look and will educate...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

We were offered a choice of early boat ride or afternoon hike in the park as part of our G advernture tour. We opted for the early morning boat ride and was not dissapointed. We saw a lot of birds, some reptiles, a baby alligator,...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

This would have been 5 stars - accessible only by boat, lots of wildlife and generally an amazing place. 2 things let it down - firstly the weather, which saw 2 out of our 3 days as a washout (although we got told that all-day...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

We took a three-day tour from San Jose with Fran and Modesto Watson. The trip includes hours of bird watching and animal sitings through the lush canals of Tortuguero National Park - accessible only by water. Fran and Modesto are sensitive and knowledgeable guides -...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2016

We visited the park on a canoe trip. We took the 8:30 tour. It was a very relaxing trip with a great guide who showed us a lot of wildlife we never could have found on our own. We saw spider monkeys, howler monkeys, capuchin...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2016

We visited the park twice. We have to tour the park in a boat. The waters are calm, and we went in the morning and the nature was beautiful, calm and serene. We spotted monkeys, Manaus , iguanas, and several other animals and birds.

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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Costa Rica seems to have had unseasonably dry weather and the rivers are low, this may account for the lack of fauna, especially bird life on our boat trip and frogs during our nightwalk. We saw 2 crocs on the trip to the hotel and...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Everything by boat = no pot holes or road ruts. Takes sometime to check-in at the park kiosk; limited to where boats can go and how many, cash for entrance fee (one time). Lots of birds, monkeys, lizards, turtles, caiman, a couple of sleeping sloths,...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

We traveled by boat through the Naitonal Park. We saw monkeys, sloths, many kinds of birds, beautiful butterflies, iguanas, etc. It was fabulous.

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Reviewed 23 January 2016

This is a VERY remote area on the Caribbean side which requires to drive by car or bus then take a boat down the river. We used Grayline (Viator) Tour from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park. Our tour guide was Louise and the driver,...More

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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.
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junkiri2017
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
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Melinda V
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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
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