Tortuguero Warnings and Dangers

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    Muddy wet pathway
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    pool at night
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    River-canal side - muddy
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  • 1. Crocodiles

    We were told it was unsafe to swim at the beach (because of undertow) or in the canals because of crocodiles or caiman. Personally I think the crocodile thing is wildly exaggerated, but I don't think...

  • 2. Undertow

    The lodge allows direct access to the beach on the Caribbean coast. The beach may look beautiful, but swimming is not recommended due to heavy waves, turbulent currents and sharks! Turtles can,...

  • 3. Rain and Mud

    In the rainy or green season, it rains quite a lot. On the Caribbean coast, it rained off and on during the day but it would pour down rain at night and in the early morning, with thunder and...

  • 4. Park Entrance Fee

    Each person has to pay an entrance fee for the park each day. The tour guide goes in and pays the fee for everyone in the boat. The Lodge does a kind of dodge where if you go for a night tour on the...

  • 5. Mosquitos

    The mosquitos in Tortuguero can suck the living blood completely from your body, leaving you bumpy, and more importantly, ITCHY. A local friend took me to la farmacia (the pharmacy) where I was told...

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