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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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We took a boat trip and a hike. The hike was a bit of a bummer because almost no animals where spotted but that was our own fault for taking a later tour. Erly in the morning... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a boat trip and a hike. The hike was a bit of a bummer because almost no animals where spotted but that was our own fault for taking a later tour. Erly in the morning there will be more animals. we took the boat trip earlier and spotted a lot of animals. The boat was comfortable and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very remote park in NE Costa Rica, but one definitely worth the trek to get to. Spent the day in a kayak touring the water ways observing birds, flowers and other beasts of the wild. It is well worth the time it takes to get here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we decided to go to Costa Rica, we decided to go to places that were somewhat unique to the country. Tortuguero National Park certainly falls within that description. A park formed around a series of canals that were created to help the logging industry decades ago, the canals now form the "roadways" through the redeveloping tropical rain forest. Transport... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our boat trip was excellent, and we spotted numerous monkeys including howlers, Caiman Crocodiles, a superb array of birds. Visiting the area of Tortuguero is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a boat tour through the jungle (no roadways). Amazing amounts of wildlife from many water birds to Caymans to Spider monkeys and howlers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tortuguero National Park is a large wetland area similar to Okefenokee NWR but it has so much more biodiversity! Over 400 species of birds can be viewed , along with a plethora of mammal, reptile and amphibian species. It is a living jewel. Only surpassed by Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a boat trip around the National Park. The guides are very knowledgeable and the wildlife seen was amazing. We saw monkeys, sloths, iguana, snakes, caimans and lots of different birds to name a few. A fantastic trip and a must do while in Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A greeat place to see water birds. Take a paddle canoe tour rather than the motr boat ones ffered by the lodges. Cheaper and you get much closer to the wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arranged a guide from our hotel and went into the far reaches of this beautiful National Park. Abundant wildlife, quiet, unspoiled natural beauty and large enough that we seemed to be there almost by ourselves. Well worth a visit...or two..during your visit to Tortuguero.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So peaceful to pootle along the canals and enjoy the abundant wildlide - caymans, crocodiles, birds of a hundred varieties, monkeys ( capuchin and howler) iguanas literally hanging off the trees - and all in glorious sunshine

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