“Tortuguero” is considered one of the most important western Caribbean for the green turtle ( Chelonia Mydas) as well as the Carey, who come to lay their eggs on the sandy beaches every year. Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica is located along the northern stretch of our Caribbean coast. It is one of the areas most exotic and rich in biodiversity in the country.
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. To arrive at any of the few hotels in the area requires a motorboat ride of approximately 70 km through rivers and canals. It’s a spectacular adventure not to be missed. In the park scientists have identified missed distinct habitats making it likely to observe abundant wildlife including, several species of monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, iguanas, parrots, macaws, toucans and much more.
For a comfortable trip we suggest you to bring:
Cotton type clothes, hat, sun blocker, insect repellent, comfortable shoes, sandals, swimming suite, rain gear.
Tortuguero Turtle Nesting Tour: July to October
This tour is optional and is paid directly in Tortuguero ($30 per person). If you are planning on taking the night walk during the turtle season make sure to bring dark color type clothes (black, green, blue). Neither cameras nor smoking allowed during night walks on the beach. Turtles are sensitive to these type of lights and your guide can be suspended by the National Park Service.
Take advantage of our daily departures from San José, Arenal, Puerto Viejo and Cahuita (south caribbean side) with no minimum of passengers required. We pick up at most hotels in San José Downtown and around, Arenal and south caribbean area.
Request your reservation by email. We request prepayment for any tour. We request credit card number and expiration date. Visa or Master Card.