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“Jungle, rivers and wildlife”

Tortuguero National Park
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Tortuguero National Park 3-Day Tour from San Jose
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Tortuguero
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Enjoyable touring and experience, and if you have not travelled extensively in jungle area's that are hot and humid, you will get the experience.

Thank TerryrdBaker
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Tortuguero national park has a lot to offer, even if one does not visit when the turtles come to lay eggs. A visitor MUST take a good boat ride along the canals in the reserve, allowing for enough time to sport different birds and other creatures (even monkeys, caymans etc.). We actually had two boat rides- one in the evening (ending with a beautiful sunset) and the next early morning (when we saw more species).

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Not until you visit this place-unguided I went and the wildlife just jumped out at me-loved it-just didn't see any turtles

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Beautiful, amazing, wonderful guide Ray Brown, saw so many animals monkeys, caymans, birds and more. A treasure

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed at Evergreen Lodge, highly recommended. A visit to the turtle sanctuary and village is a must, even if like us, you miss turtle egg-laying season. We did see some wonderful leaf-cutting ants, all in a line carrying leaves from a tree to their lair. The plants, animals and birds are all fantastic. Wow!

Thank RandyRoss
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