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.
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