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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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2 hour boat tour with a guide. Saw quite a few animals, birds, but nothing very close to us. $15 fee per person fee.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

2 hour boat tour with a guide. Saw quite a few animals, birds, but nothing very close to us. $15 fee per person fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It won't take long to encounter howler and spider monkeys. We also enjoyed seeing a river otter, several turtles, caimans, Jesus lizards, Iguanas, sloths, Macaws, and Toucans to name a few animals. It's best to stay in Tortuguero and plan on visiting the park at least twice since the jungle is dense. Although we kayaked through the park, we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What awonderful place and we had very nice tours, organized by Ecole trends. We loved it, saw many animals and beautiful birds!

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Aylmer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A back to nature as well as a historical view of the area. Well worth the cost, for what I spent in money, I gained twice as much in experience and knowledge.

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Coogee, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Explore the river and tributaries of this national park by boat or kayak, it is serene and interesting and beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot what to do in this area: visiting Green Turtle Museum, taking boat tour on canals to see different animals and birds. It is a paradise for photographers. The resort we were staying is outstanding: Aninga Hotel and Spa. Food and service was exceptional.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a private guide to see the Tortuga turtles lay their eggs. It was such an adventure. We walked on a path along the beach in the pitch dark, until the designated location where a turtle had been sighted. There are strict rules in place to protect the turtles. I am glad we went with a private guide as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I expected that it was kind of hard to get here, but it isn't. We travelled from San Jose to Tortuguero, and couldn't have missed a bus or boat. There are reps everywhere!!! The town is kind of nice, with many hostels. Our morning and eveningtour were great and during both tours we saw many different animals! We booked the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place.Our tourist guide from San Jose German was the best during my vacations in this country.In the Evergreen lodge Kevin did his best for all of us.He knew all the secrets in jungle!!! If you visit this place find these men.You will enjoy your trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local knowledgable sharp-eyed guides, wonderful boat tours, and even got to see newly hatched turtles race to the surf, courtesy of the wonderful guide Alex Araya. Highly recommend a visit (ours was booked through Horizontes Nature Tours who I also recommend!)

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