Tortuguero, meaning “Land of the Turtles” is fitting for this small ecological village famous for hosting several species of turtles that come to shore to dig their nests. Though the main attraction in Tortuguero is sea turtle observation, there are plenty of other ways to observe wildlife unique to this northeastern lowland jungle area. The close proximity of totally diverse ecosystems - freshwater lagoons, beaches, river canals, and wetlands - creates an incredible fusion of flora and fauna found in a biosphere unmatched by other parts of the country. Visitors are best to explore the region via riverboat, as knowledgeable nature guides point out the abundance of wildlife while navigating through a network of dense jungle canals parallel to the Caribbean Sea. The people of the small colorful fishing village invite you to discover its rich history, and ocean excursions are available for excellent Sport fishing.
Nature, Learning Family, Birding, Safari Cruise
Tortuguero National Park is one of the best places in Costa Rica that you can go birding and see tropical rainforest wildlife by boat. It is known for its beautiful network of canals that run parallel to the Caribbean Sea. Supporting eleven different ecosystems, the park has some of the richest wildlife diversity found in one spot in Costa Rica. The canal tour led by local naturalists will expo ...
Suggested age range: 1+
Learning Family, Culture
This history tour of the colorful town of Tortuguero, located within Tortuguero National Park, will enrich your understanding of Costa Rica’s diversity of cultures and the value the residents have placed on protecting nature in this unique area.Tortuguero National Park is known for its beautiful tropical conservation areas including eleven miles of coastline where turtles come to nest.
Suggested age range: 1+
Tortuguero, located on the northeastern coast of Costa Rica, is renowned for its rich biodiversity and turtle nesting sites. Here are some of the best tours in Tortuguero:
These tours in Tortuguero offer unique opportunities to connect with nature, observe incredible wildlife, and gain insights into the local community. Whether it's watching turtles nesting, exploring the canals, or immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region, Tortuguero promises unforgettable experiences.
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