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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
 
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
From $108.00

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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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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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Turtles

As with all exciting destinations, there are few things you DON'T WANT TO MISS if you come to Tortuguero; Here is a list of the most popular attractions: Turtle Tour Canal Tour Walk through the...
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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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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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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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Monkeys and other Mammals

On the trip in 1996, we saw all three kinds of monkeys - white-faced, spider and howler monkeys and also a two toed sloth. In 2008, we saw a sloth and howler monkeys This time, we saw a lot of...
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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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Top Warnings and Dangers in Tortuguero

Warnings and Dangers

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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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