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Tortuguero National Park

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San Jose, Costa Rica | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10103, Costa Rica
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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. Accessible only by air or water, Tortuguero is the most important nesting site in the entire western half of the Caribbean for the green turtle. 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.
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San Jose, Costa Rica | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10103, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I ate here on two occasions: once for just dessert, and once for dinner. The staff were helpful and friendly. (They also spoke English well, if that matters to you.) The food was all very tasty. It's not quite Costa Rican food... sort of an...More

Thank Ryan J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tortuguero National Park is truly heaven on Earth. I highly recommend anyone to visit this paradise and enjoy the quiet and peaceful mother earth has to offer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a few trips here, unfortunately we were not in the turtle nesting season so didn't get to see that. However you really do get to see an abundance of wildlife,never thought a city girl like me would be fascinated by birds, insects, reptiles...More

Thank Saintlysinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in Costa Rica for 20days. I love this country, the people.. but in Tortuguero, I had the chance to do two canoe trip, one at the sunset the second one at the sunrise. Well I I had the chance to see a...More

Thank InamaSan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full of nature and animals. Well preserved and respective the nature Especially the canals I recommend

Thank Carole A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people take an morning tour over the river. Don't expect to be the only one. It's coming and going of boats and canoes. We opted for the silent canoe but there were plenty motorboats to disturb the quiet feeling we were hoping for. We...More

Thank zimof1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family took a guided boat tour through the park and it was an unforgettable experience! We saw three different species or monkeys (howlers, spider and white faced), caymans, sloths, turtles, bats, a boa constrictor and numerous bird varieties. Truly a special place and a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience but saw just a few sloths unfortunately (they are very hard to find...). Still it is definitely one of the national parks that are taken care of very well and it was a nice adventure. As we not have been...More

Thank Tobias R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tortuguero National Park sits adjacent to the town of Tortuguero and is accessible by boat from one of the many tour companies and lodges. You can tour by small boat or kayak but your visit will require a guide. Jungle, small waterways, and dead-ends necessitate...More

Thank Pat K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first part of this tour was a little disappointing. It was a walk in the rain forest but it was a derelict building with a rough path up a slight slope to a view across a bay but we saw poisonous frogs, a sloth...More

Thank Davina J
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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.
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junkiri2017
December 23, 2017|
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Response from Jessica v | 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
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Melinda V
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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