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“we didn't see almost nothing...”

Tortuguero National Park
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Tortuguero National Park
Ranked #1 of 18 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.
Monteverde, Costa Rica
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“we didn't see almost nothing...”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

maybe i went in a wrong day...we dind't see a lot but what i really didn't like ws the fact that there is only one trail and it's not a lop... much better the canal tour with the boat...we saw tons of birds and iguanas and monkeys....

Visited May 2014
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“Excellent preservation of wildlife.”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Costa Rica gov takes great care of it´s park but also makes it very available and ´¨visitable¨. We saw a large amount of wild animals.Guides are great!!!!

Visited May 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Jungle by boat”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tours are all by boat. Breezier and fewer bugs.Great chance to see monkeys, sloths and wonderful birds.

Visited May 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Canoeing on the Tortugero canals”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is very relaxing (if you are not rowing of course) to get around the canals of Tortugero by canoe with a guide. There are not so many animals which you can see but the reason for that might be the rainy weather as well which we had when I was there.
Turtle season starts from July. In April we could not find any turtles in the night at the seaside but even in this month if you are lucky, there is a tiny chance to see la Baula (type of turtle) nesting at the sea.

Visited April 2014
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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“Stunning”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Amazing wildlife, enhanced by the very experienced guides, whether you go on a boat trip or hire a kayak, your camera and binoculars are a must.

Visited April 2014
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