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Tortuguero National Park

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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...more
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San Jose, Costa Rica | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10103, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Theres so much to see in the way of birdlife and scenery. You will not be diappointed. The waterways are inland so the boat ride is comfortable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the Tortuguero National Park by boat from Pachira Lodge and saw the turtle research institute, some leaf-cutter ants walking close by and a little white bat hiding inside a plant leaf - all withing 10 minutes of disembarking the boat. We saw...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mono_Jockos
Reviewed 6 days ago

Carlos took us to see the natural wonders in many Parques Nacionales: Cahuita, Tortuguero, Caño Negro, Rincón de la Vieja, Los Quetzales, Corcovado and Manuel Antonio. Along the way he spotted many flora and fauna, and made sure everybody had the chance to see them...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank touristcr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best visit anywhere in Costa Rica on our 3 week trip. The wildlife and scenery is awesome. Such variety and we had a brilliant guide who showed us so many things.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Newquaygreen1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get to enjoy forest and beach and river! not to mention seeing a lot of animals. But you have to go early 6 am to catch the monkeys and all the beautiful birds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SadZieN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the national park is a wonderful experience starting from when you board the boat at La Pavona. These boats take you down the river for approx. an hour to get you to Tortuguero. The jungle is fantastic. We saw monkeys, sloths, green turtles and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank D7343BIjonathanw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had two amazing tours with Ray Brown and his team and son during my visit the the incredible Tortuguero village. The first, was a night tour to see baby sea hatching. Within 10 minutes of our tour, after Ray shared his incredible knowledge and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Georgeshanecan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite good wildlife, birds, sloths, monkeys. Enjoyment depends on skill of boat driver & guide. Couple of incidents in Dec/Jan with armed robberies need to be sorted asap There is a different experience whether you go in day or night time around the rivers &...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacqui3744
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our package at Tortuga Lodge, we took a guided boat trip through Tortuguero National Park and also a guided kayak trip. We had great views of birds, including Great Green Macaws, Mealy Parrots, Tiger Herons, three kinds of kingfishers and more, plus...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Judith N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Tortugeuro on December 2018, I did not sleep at Miss Junni’s Lodge but had a wonderful meal in it’s restaurant and booked my tour with this family run hotel. Each deserve a separate review. *Magic* If you are looking for a memorable experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Henri S
January 13, 2018|
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Response from PV L | Reviewed this property |
You cannot walk from Parismina to Tortuguero, but you can get there by boat. There are boat taxis available and would not be too expensive.
December 23, 2017|
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Response from Jessica7931 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We went to Costa Rica this summer and visited Tortuguero starting from San Jose. Because of the very high package deals, we decided to go by our own (with 2 kids, age 8 and 9). No problem at all and very easy! First you... More
December 2, 2017|
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Response from Lee T | Reviewed this property |
Both great places, you can see Manuel Antonio in half a day but they haven't both sloth and all 3 monkey species but is very busy and touristy, you don't need a guide as there are so many with other groups you can just... More
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Tortuguero National park (1 Replies)
What is the entrance fee for adults and for children?
May 08, 2017|
Response fromSubjectivelyObjectiv|
US $15 pp. (usually added on top of the quoted tour price.) Don't know if there r discounts for kids.
San B
Mount Airy, Maryland
Malaria Threat--Tortuguero National Park? (5 Replies)
In Nov. we plan to be on a tour which includes Tortuguero National Park. Do non-air conditioned hotels/lodges use mosquito netting? Are mosquitoes a problem day and night? Any advice would be appreciated.
August 30, 2012|
Response fromMike A|
You should be fine in Tortuguero.
London, United Kingdom
San Jose, Costa Rica (4 Replies)
Hi , I will be in San Jose from 21st March . My intentions are to visit visit Manuel Antonio , Poas Volcano, Tortuguero National Park and considering Tortuga Island. I will be using San Jose as my base and wondering if Tortuga island is worth the visit? Would anyone recommend staying at Tortuguero NP overnight and 1 night at Manuel Antonio ? I was planning day trips from San Jose for all trips leaving San Jose on 21st of 22nd Mar..any recommendations? Thank you . Lisa
February 11, 2017|
Response fromsonnysullivan|
unless you're flying into tortuguero in turtle nesting or hatching season then imo one night isn't worth it. even two nights in season is kinda short too, i recommend at least three nights and be sure to take the jungle tour from casa marbella! again, one night in ma isn't worth it. san jose isn't a good base for doing things on the coast simply because it's at least 1.5 hours to the closest ocean WITHOUT traffic delays and delays are normal in that area.