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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 4 days ago via mobile

Take a canoe tour you might see more than in the park. We came during dry season so we weren't bothered with many mosquitos or rubber boots :) we saw different kind of bird species, monkeys and reptiles. The walk in the park was nice,...More

Thank Marie P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An abundance of birds, animals and fauna. Remote, unspoiled. Canal Tours are provided by the lodges in the area and the boat drivers are excellent spotters. Magical.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having bought a Park entry ticket for our early morning boat trip we spent the afternoon walking in the park. We saw Capuchin Monkeys lots of lizards and butterflies as well as enjoying the walk to Post 60. We walked some on the way back...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is a reserve to look after nesting turtles. Tourism is also a major contributor to the local economy. Yet, the rivers and canals around the NP are full of exotic wildlife and offers excellent photographic and nature spotting opportunities.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bordering the Caribbean, this national park offers some great views of toucans, herons, howler and spider monkeys, Capuchin, and caimans, and numerous other birds. Interconnected canals and rivers provide quiet access to areas one could never see on foot. Highly recommended. Baby green turtles are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

early visit not to hot good price, quiet, different tours. birdtour kayaktour canoetour walkingtour local guides. respect for fauna and flora open at 6 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Thank Marga W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend a guide to spot the plethora of animal and insect activity. Be prepared for seeing everything you want. Beautiful jungle location full of quiet reflection, and noisy animal activity.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No roads so an hour or so boat ride to get to our hotel which was enjoyable experience reminding us of various films involving bungle rivers. Too fast to enjoy the animals but the rain forest views excellent. We went on a slow wild life...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a boat tour...not at all crowded. On our tour we saw caiman, 2 types of monkeys, many birds, ad lots of unusual trees.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the boat to the twon and walked to the beach and village. Nice place to go - you can "do it" in about 2 hours.

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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 traceybur2n | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding. You can get local transport all the way from SAN Jose but it is a bus then a boat. But if you want someone to arrange all then I would just book the Toruguero Lodge and they will arrange... More
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Melinda V
3 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
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