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Tortuguero National Park
"Meet your guide upon pickup from your San Jose hotel and stop for breakfast at Rancho Roberto's in Guapiles. After your meal you'll travel through the Braulio Carrillo National Park one of Costa Rica’s largest national parks. Pass numerous rivers waterfalls and mountains covered in dense forests on your drive until you reach a banana plantation. Here board a boat and set sail for Tortuguero National Park. Since there are no roads to the park from Tortuguero village access to the vast network of freshwater lagoons and creeks is by boat. Ride for approximately one hour to reach the canals and keep an eye out for all kind of birds in the lush vegetation along the way.Tortuguero
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Day Trip to Tortuguero National Park from San Jose
"Your tour departs from San Jose and from there you will head towards the mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park accompanied by your bilingual guide. Drive past the lush serenity of the coffee plantations along slopes sheltered by thick clo your next stop is the Banana Plantation where the fruit is processed and exported. The fun continues as you leave the bus and your tour takes you on a exciting boat trip into the jungles of Tortuguero National Park.  After a hearty buff take a walk through the village of Tortuguero and get to know the villagers and the history of the area before your return to San Jose in the mid-afternoon with a rest stop along the way.""""It's time to be adventurous! Come and explore the rain forest covering over 29000 hectares. Tortuguero is one of the main nesting sites of the Chelonia Midas the endangered green sea turtle.  Home to a wide variety of wildlife
From $120.00
 
Shore Excursion: Limon Highlights Tour
"After pick up from your cruise port you will make a fruit stand stop where your local guide will provide information about cocoa and coffee. You will also be tasting some of the delicious fruits of the Caribbean.You will visit Playa Bonita which is located about 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Puerto Limón. You will also make a stop at a local restaurant where you can get some of the best Caribbean and international food (own expense).Last climb aboard a covered jungle boat for a leisurely cruise through the jungle canal. Tortuguero is often called ""The Amazon of Central America"" because of its canals and abundance of wildlife; 5% of the world's wildlife is found in Tortuguero.""""This tour offers you some of the best of what Port Limon has to offer. Make a stop at a local fruit stand
From $57.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Tortuguero

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Children

One interesting aspect of Costa Rica is the use of gates, bars and barbed wire to keep intruders out of almost every kind of building. almost every home that I saw in Costa Rica had bars across the...
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Dogs

What more does a boy need? I never had my own dog as a kid, but I sought out all the neighbor dogs and asked them to play. Where I grew up, most dogs were off leash and free to roam the neighborhood...
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No Traffic

There are no cars in Tortuguero at all. The only way to get around is by boat or foot. Some days it is as busy as a freeway & other days like a country road. At night there is a fair bit of...
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Turtle Nesting

We were unable to see any turtle nesting as first we were there in February, which is about the only time that no nesting takes place, and by the time I was able to get back there, I was not capable...
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Music

While we were stopped at the boat departure point, they had a little band there that played music for dancing. I suspect that the band was there specifically for the cruise ship tours and might not...
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Police Station

Every police station in Costa Rica is painted shades of blue and they have the shield of crossed guns over the door or on the side of the building. Costa Rica does not have a standing army, but armed...
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Church

One of the surprises that I came across in my wonderings around town. I was startled to come upon this brightly colored little chapel, just as pretty as can be under the swaying palms and surrounded...
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Mural

I guess Canadians are not the only ones with an affinity for adorning the sides of their buildings with murals (see my Moosejaw page). How many species can you identify? Let's see: there's the...
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Cocka-doodle-doo

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Across The Airstrip At, Tortuguero, Province of Limon, 6941, Costa Rica
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50mts north of Dr Echandi's Clinic, Tortuguero, Province of Limon, 10736-1000, Costa Rica
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Apdo. 1818-1002, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Top Things to Do in Tortuguero

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Walks - Jungle or Beach

Tortuguero Village is sandwiches between the canals and the Caribbean sea- this blacksand beach can be polluted, is full of logs and wood that wash up on the beach and can be infested with black flies...
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Tour Guide

There are usually two people in a boat for a Tortuguero trip. One person to run the boat and one person to tell you what you are seeing. For non-Spanish speaking people (which we are) it is important...
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Birds

One of the main types of wildlife one sees in the canals are birds. On the visit to Parismina in 1996 we saw lots of birds including the Yellow Crowned Night Herons, Cattle Egret, Great Egret...
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Boat trips

Our tour provided wildlife tours with guides in small boats. These went out onto the canals of Tortuguero. The guides were excellent and we saw a lot of these Green Iguanas which are orange in the...
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Village

We were scheduled to go to the village by boat and walk back. But our guide failed to procure a boat and it was too muddy for me to go by scooter on the walk. And also because my travel agent had...
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Reptiles and Amphibians

When we were here in the dry season in 1996, we saw caiman and iguanas, and also poison arrow frogs. In 2008 - also in the dry season we saw a couple of Jesus Christ lizards lying on branches, and a...
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Top 5 Tortuguero Writers

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zrim

"The Village and the Park"
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BEETLE_VERTE

"This is it!"
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grets

"Tortuguero"
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grandmaR

"Rain Forest Visits"
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Helga67

"Turtle spotting"
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