Tortugero, Costa Rica is one of the most popular eco-tourism destinations and one of the most biologically diverse places to visit in Costa Rica because
of the diverse landscape and waterways. It is only possible to get there by boat or small airplane from the San Jose airport.
The town of Tortuguero has a small population of 500 people with a small amount of hotels, restaurants and souvenir stores. But that's not why people
visit - they visit for the abundance of nature and wildlife that exists in the Tortuguero National Park.
The meeting of freshwater canals and the Caribbean sea has created an immense amount of biodiversity. There are over 300 species of birds, 60 species of
mammals, over 100 species of reptiles, 57 species of amphibians and two types of monkeys. Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle through the
canals to witness crocodiles, tropical birds, white faced monkeys, iguanas, poison dart frogs, two toed sloths and more.
As one of the largest breeding grounds of the green sea turtle, one of the most popular things to do in Tortuguero is seeing the sea turtles lay
their eggs on the beach. On a waning moon at certain times of the year, thousands of turtles come out from the sea to lay their eggs in
the warm sand for 7 to 10 weeks. Your presence helps this endangered species by scaring away animal predators and humans that go to rob
There are a wide range of hotels in Tortuguero from canal-side Eco-lodges to beach side resorts. There are also a plethora of tours and activities in
Tortuguero like boat tours, birdwatching tours, zipline adventures and much more.
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Located on the western edge of Costa Rica on a narrow strip of land between the Caribbean Sea and Tortuguero Lagoon, Laguna Lodge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. The amenities offered by this lush eco-tourist lodge are spread across six acres of tropical gardens and guests can count on excellent service, delicious food, gorgeous views of the lagoon, and direct access to the beach during their stay.
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Turtle Beach Lodge
Getting to the Turtle Beach Lodge is all part of the adventure, traveling through a canal by boat or flying from San Jose to the Tortuguero airport,
admiring the amazing landscape of Costa Rica on the way. This wonderfully remote lodge offers rustic and comfortable accommodations, amazing nature tours, delicious food and the best hospitality.
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All of the 58 guests rooms at Mawamba Lodge include garden view
ceiling fan, tiled washrooms, bamboo furniture and outdoor covered
porches to watch the sunset and listen to the forest creatures at night
while enjoying a glass of wine. The surperior rooms have luxurious,
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The Pachira Lodge in Tortuguero us only 5 minutes away from the amazing Tortuguero National Park. Its 88 large rooms are spread out over the 34 acre property, providing guests with peace and privacy during their relaxing stay at this Eco-lodge resort. All room rates include both transportation across the canal and 3 buffet style meals a day in their on-site restaurant.›] Read More