For those of you looking to see some of the spectacular wildlife in Costa Rica - Tortuguero is an excellent place to visit. Accessible only by boat or small plane it is home to a wealth of different species.
Most people visit for the spectacle of the many turtles which lay eggs on the beaches here. I actually found that a bit of an anti-climax.
My tip is to hire an guide and travel the canals and rivers in the jungle in peace where you will get an up close and personal look at monkeys, sloths, insects, many birds, caymans and freshwater turtles.
Here's some of my best pictures to show you what it is like.