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Tortuguero National Park

  • Day trip from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park
  • Guided tour eliminates tricky transportation logistics 
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park from San Jose in just one day
Tortuguero National Park
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Tortuguero National Park
Eliminate the hassle of choosing among complicated transportation options to reach Tortuguero National Park by taking a guided tour. This tour from San Jose includes all transportation by car and boat—plus a full tour of the park upon arrival—making a feasible day trip out of an otherwise tricky trip.
What to Expect
Your tour to Tortuguero National Park starts with early morning pickup from your San Jose hotel. Drive through the mountainous and waterfall-studded passes of Braulio Carrillo National Park, breaking up the drive with breakfast at a popular roadside restaurant (included).

Then, board a boat and set sail for one hour to reach Tortuguero National Park, which is inaccessible by road; keep watch for birds and other wildlife along the way. Upon arrival at the park, board another boat for a 3-hour ride tour through a network of creeks and lagoons as your guide tells you about the area’s ecosystem and helps you spot wildlife.

Break for lunch at Evergreen Lodge (included) and then begin the return trip to your San Jose hotel.
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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day out at Tortuguero

Before going to Costa Rica we booked this tour to Tortuguero through ViaTor. We were picked up very promptly from our hotel in San Jose to start our day trip to Tortuguero. Our tour guide, Luis, was very funny and informative which kept us entertained...More

Thank Eagle123613
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile
WARNING! Dubious provider

Booked a tour from San Jose to Tortuguero. We was in time at the confirmed hotel, but nobody from Gray Line picked us up (waited for more than 1 hour). Instead, they claim we have not been there and refuse to refund the money. Don't...More

29  Thank Sebastian G
Reviewed February 20, 2018
Beautiful beach

This place is really lovely. The water is beautiful with the waves crashing on the beach. My husband and I didn't have bathing suits with us but we enjoyed being there all the same. We took some long walks and spent a long time watching...More

4  Thank Capricorn49
Reviewed February 8, 2018
A quiet, natural visit in Costa Rica

We flew in to the small airport here, took a water taxi to our lodge, and spent a wonderful few days living in the midst of the birds and animals of the Caribbean shore of Costa Rica. Although I couldn't talk the rest of my...More

1  Thank Kathy N
Reviewed January 6, 2018
Nice nature but not worth the money

Our trip started with being picked up more than 20 minutes late. Pick up time was 5:40 am, the tour uide showed up after 6 am without apologizing. Intseed he went into our Hotel to grab a coffee to go. The included brakfast and lunch...More

15  Thank t in China h
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from Capricorn49 | Reviewed this property |
You might want to consider taking a guided boat tour through the waterways. This isn't something that my husband and I did so I don't have first hand experience, but I think it would be a lovely way to take in the scenery... More