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Address: | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10430, Costa Rica
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This park contains 11 different ecological habitats and is a sanctuary for...

This park contains 11 different ecological habitats and is a sanctuary for nesting sea turtles. Situated on the Northern Caribbean side of Costa Rica, in the province of Limon, it is approximately 90 miles northeast of the capital city of San José. Accessible only by air or water, Tortuguero is the most important nesting site in the entire western half of the Caribbean for the green turtle. It is known as “Tico Amazon” (Costa Rican Amazon) due to the fact that in Tortuguero there are no roads; the principle means of transportation being the dozens of fresh water canals throughout the park.

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Tortuguero National Park

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Walking and boating in the National Park

The National Park at the edge of Tortuguero village has a short path for self guided walks. We walked through the National Park in rubber boots borrowed from the Casa Marbella... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

The National Park at the edge of Tortuguero village has a short path for self guided walks. We walked through the National Park in rubber boots borrowed from the Casa Marbella guesthouse where we were staying. Due to the heavy rains we really needed the boots! We visited in the second week in December and it rained heavily the whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

One of our most memorable ones was our private boat tour through the national park with Gustavo as our guide and Kenji as our captain from Tortuga Lodge and Gardens. Gustavo was extraordinary with everything he did for us! Kenji was an exceptional captain and he has amazing eyes and able to spot things high up in the trees or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

Leonardo was our guide and we had a great relaxing time on the canals. We were never rushed so got to see a few things. I would like to have set off very early to catch more of the wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

A nice break from the metro areas. A more beautiful sight than Manuel Antonio. Unexpectedly at our time of year, we still saw a turtle. We boated with Jungle Tom's, which was an amazing experience, as our guide Al knew everything and could find everything. He even knew exactly when it would rain, and made sure we were all in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Of you Like to see birds, monkeys and you love tropical conditions. This is THE place to be. Beautiful beaches, boat tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

The sights of animals and plants is wonderfull but should there is a rain it disturbs . Sometimes it is hard to see some of the animals and needs a lot of luck

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

We went by boat and kayak into the jungle. Absolutely fantastic! We saw fx monkeys, caimans, seaturtles, parrots and lots of other birds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Remote. Accessed only by boat or plane. Canal tours are great. Many wild life viewing opportunities. I would highly recommend this park

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Tortuguero national park This is a very unique park. It's built around lagoons and has the carribean oceanfront. The central village is tortuguero. It's car-less and the only mode of transport between the main ports (Limon and La Pavona), lodges and the park is by water taxi and public boats. Visit tourtuguerovillage.info for details on how to get there, schedule... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

We saw spider and Howler monkeys, immense iguanas, a caiman and countless exotic birds. Truly an amazing jungle experience!

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