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Travel Guide of Tortuguero in Costa Rica by Influencers and Travelers

Tortuguero is a village on the Northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the Limón Province. The small village, which can be reached only by boat or airplane, is sustained almost entirely by eco-tourism. The population is estimated at around 1200-1500.

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1 - Monteverde

   50 km away

Monteverde, whose official name is Monte Verde, is a district of the Puntarenas canton, in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica. it is located in the Cordillera de Tilarán mountain range.

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2 - Kayaking Tours in Tortuguero

Tortuguero Adventures was founded under the cooperation of a group of people who love nature and extreme adventures in the tropical paradise of Tortuguero. We are located in the heart of the town of Tortuguero and provide docking services, information to newcomers, and opportunities for researchers around the area. We offer a variety of innovative tours that will take you to the most spectacular regions of this tropical haven. We assure you that you will be captivated by this area of natural beauty. We are known for our excellence and quality of service. Our guides are certified by the ICT (Costa Rican Institute of Tourism) with extensive knowledge in the field of tourism for this region. Tortuguero Adventures applies eco-friendly techniques for our daily operations. We are committed to protecting and conserving the environment.

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3 - Safaris in Tortuguero

Tortuguero National Park is like the small Amazon of Costa Rica. Every day is a different adventure where we will observe many animals such as monkeys, alligators, birds, impressive flowers and fauna, sounds of the jungle. The scents of the jungle. It is simply unique. With the canoe we will enter the heart of the jungle. It is essential to bring a good camera to memorize this unforgettable trip. Erik, your guide is a gift of people, and will share all his knowledge in several languages such as: French, English, Spanish, Dutch.

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4 - Climbing in Tortuguero

Visit the National Park Tortuguero is an option allowing you to better understand the explanations of the guides on the fon and the flora as well as the incredible history of this magnificent place

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Why should you visit Tortuguero ?

Travel to Tortuguero if you like:

  🏖️ Beach     🏖️ Ocean     🌴 Jungle     🏖️ Shore  

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica, the turtles' sanctuary

Located in the province of Limón in the northeast of Costa Rica,.
Tortuguero is a small strip of land wedged between the Caribbean Sea and a lagoon in its national park.
You can access it only by boat or by plane.

What to do in Tortuguero?

Thanks to its tropical climate and its location (forest, canals, beaches...),

Tortuguero shelters an exceptionally diversified fauna and flora.
There are no less than 400 species of birds(parrots, herons, toucans, quetzals...)
400 species of trees, and more than 2000 species of plants

Turtle land :

As you guessed by the name Tortuguero is the privileged place for the laying of marine turtles from July to August.

Visit the Tortuguero National Park, Costa rica 

You can access the national park from the village of Tortuguero.

You have the choice between a land hike (Gavian Trail) or boat trips on the Tortuguero canals (Mora, Chiquero, and Harold).

Accompanied by a guide, you will have the chance to venture into the middle of the Costa Rican jungle and get valuable tips on its creatures. 

You can see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, crocodiles, caimans, boa, herons, frogs...

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Tortuguero

When is the best time to visit Tortuguero National Park?

It is interesting to visit either very early in the morning to avoid the other tourist boats and see the maximum of species.

Or in the late afternoon when it is not so hot and the animals start to show themselves.

The ticket to the park is valid all day.

We recommend you to go with a guide. They know the channels perfectly and know where the animals are hiding.

No, swimming is not recommended 

Linked to the national park, Tortuguero beach has very high waves and is not suitable for swimming.

Sharks may patrol the brackish waters while caimans and crocodiles inhabit the inland waters.

it's. common to see turtles at any time of the year

The nesting season for the green and hawksbill turtlesis from July to October, with a peak in August,

the leatherback turtle, extremely rare and difficult to see, nests from February to April.

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