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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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We did some excellent wildlife viewing from our boats . Saw caiman, crocodiles, iguanas and NUMEROUS birds. Also Howler monkeys.

Thank jchapo
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a boat trip from Tortuga Lodge. Saw so much wildlife. Rained but that didn’t detract from the trip. It is a RAIN forest!!

Thank Suera
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We LOVED Tortugeura's national nature preserve that protects so many extraordinary turtles, monkeys, birds, & gentle cayman crocs & lush vegetation!! We can't wait to return for another memorable visit.

Thank Deborah K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a boat ride along the waterways and saw lots of birds, monkeys and even a crocodile. The park is lovely and the variety of animals and birds is amazing.

Thank Riceboots
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The walk into the National Park was flooded, so unless you wanted to rent wellies, you had no chance. Better by boat.

Thank PeteLucy434
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tortuguero park accessed by canals and waterways. Open boats with a risk of rain but on our stay canals and waterways heavily swollen with recent poor weather. One had a view of various wildlife in this tropical zone aided by the skill of the boatmen...More

Thank shark939
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for two days in the park and did a boat tour, a rowing boat tour with Ray Brown an also a jungle walk. The sceneries are gorgeous and we saw a lot of animals. We visited 5 parks in Costa Rica and this...More

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing of interest in the village. Go only when the turtles are laying their eggs. Watching a video of them I can do at home.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an early morning on the water, hiking was the next step. Definitely rent the boots outside the park if the locals tell you it's muddy- pretty sure it is year round. It's an easy hike, no elevation, very few roots/rocks to walk around. Stop...More

1  Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous national park reached by boat or plane with lots of birds and animals. This watery jungle is a special place and is a delight for animal ,bird , and plant lovers but it is in warm and humid place.

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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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