Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero

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#1 of 30 in Parks in Province of Limon
Visit the vast reserve of Tortuguero National Park, an area of diverse natural beauty encompassing 11 different habitats in one place. Famed for its returning sea turtle population, who nest on the beaches to spawn their young, you’ll have the opportunity to take a guided night visit in the hopes of seeing the turtles laying their eggs, or even seeing the hatchlings make a break for the ocean. Take a boat through the rich mangrove forests, spotting primates, caiman, and plenty of birds. To visit Tortuguero National Park on your holiday in Tortuguero, and find out what else Tortuguero has to offer, use our Tortuguero sightseeing planner .
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  • We had spent two days and 3 nights in the Toruguero. In any case, you should make the canoe tour directly at 6 in the morning. Canoe is better than kayak in my opinion, quite something keep going and also the Guide directly can explain something (and it is cheaper with 20-25 USD versus 40 USD). Also well even during the day you can explore the Park even on the Jaguar trail (trail 2.5 km out and back again) and keep an eye out. If you already paid admission on the day (15 USD) by E.g. canoe trip, this is also free of charge. A Nightwalk with a guide (about 18-20 o'clock) is also recommended, but outside the Park, because it is closed at night. We had not made a "turtle"tour, because we were out of season there. We had posted about Tortuguero EcoExperiences Aracari garden hostel, which was top with our guide Izrael. One more note: In contrast to what you can find online, the first boat departs for La Pavona already at 5 o'clock, not at 5:30!
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  • Though hunting is not permitted in the small park, there is significant hunting in the areas nearby. So crocodiles are scarce, and monkeys are afraid of people. Hope they do something about it.  more »
  • This is the most perfect place in Costa Rica. The flora and fauna, especially on the rivers, surprise you at every turn. So many species of birds, reptiles, monkeys and flora. Viewing from a riverboat...  more »
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