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Tortuguero Costa Rica

Explore the Canals & View Nesting Sea Turtles

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Tortuguero Costa Rica

Witness some of the world’s most exotic and rare wildlife in the wilds of remote Tortuguero including splendid tropical birds, mischievous monkeys, and magnificent giant sea turtles who come ashore after to lay their eggs on Tortuguero's isolated beaches.


Tortuguero Costa Rica

Tortuguero Costa Rica National Park - How to Get There

Tortuguero Costa RicaTortuguero Costa Rica National Park located on the northeast Caribbean coast. The stunning National Park protects one of the largest remaining areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. The park offers vast, protected beaches from which you can enjoy endless ocean vistas. Regarding places to stay there is something for everyone. Including tropical eco-lodges in bio-reserves to luxury hotel resorts. Although ultimately only accessible by boat, the area is well served by public and private transport. Public buses or charters can easily get you to where you can catch a boat taxi or ferry to the wilds of Tortuguero. If you prefer, the area is also served by the Tortuguero Airport, which has connecting flights to and from San Jose.

The Land of Gentle Giants - Sea Turtles

This area provides you with one of the best places in the world to witness the nesting of giant sea turtles and the flurry of their babies on the beach. The Tortuguero National Park is truly a magical place.  Having the opportunity to watch these gentle giants come up to lay their eggs is breathtaking. The turtle are quick before they make their treacherous trek back to sea.

The national park's name Tortuguero originates from the Spanish word Tortuga meaning turtle.  From June to October every year, thousands of Giant Green Sea Turtles come to the beaches to lay their eggs.  The Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) has studied and protected these animals for the last forty years.  Female Green Sea Turtles weigh up to 300 pounds, and each will lay about 80-100 eggs in a nesting.  During these months, night tours can be arranged to see the turtles as they nest on the beach.

At One with Nature

Tortuguero National Park is home to an incredible abundance of exotic wildlife.  This protected area is home to sixteen of Costa Rica's endangered animal species. Such as ocelots, tapirs, and manatees.  Commonly seen along the jungle canals and inland waterways are three species of monkeys. Including the spider, white-faced and howler, also winsome three-toed sloths, and playful river otters.  Organized boat tours along the canals are the best way to see and enjoy the abundant wildlife at Tortuguero National Park.  Also seen in the area are the caiman, iguanas, poison dart frogs, river turtles, Basilisk Lizards. And more than three hundred and twenty species of birds, including eight species of rare jungle parrots,  three species of colorful toucans, and six species of spectacular kingfishers.

Things to Do In Tortuguero National Park

There are many other exciting and fun things to do at Tortuguero Costa Rica National Park.  If you like to hike through the unspoiled jungle, you may want to explore the El Gavilan Trail. Also, if you would prefer, you can go with an experienced naturalist guide on one of many guided tours.  Immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of Tortuguero National Park by enjoying any number of varied tours and activities: including taking a river safari or canoeing down jungle waterways, beachcombing the miles of pristine beaches, or hiking through a verdant rainforest.  However you choose to explore it, the wonders of Tortuguero National Park are sure to amaze and inspire!

Where to Stay

Tortuguero is a great place to stay if you want luxury and nature all mixed in one. Here you can find just that places like Laguna Lodge, Manatus, Mawamba Lodge and much more. Find only the best hotels and tours in this region and maybe even book a package with Tortuguero on the itinerary. Your sure to have an awsome trip to Costa Rica.

From: Over $300

Manatus Hotel View

Manatus Hotel

Manutus VIP Hotel is Tortuguero’s most luxurious and exclusive hotel. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a family holiday, the Manatus Hotel combines VIP services with state-of-the-art facilities to deliver a relaxed, yet pampered vacation in an exotic Paradise. Indulge yourself with their renowned in-room spa services, their award-winning gourmet Caribbean fusion restaurant, explore via covered walkways or private boat the lush tropical gardens and the private rainforest preserve, or relax and enjoy cocktails on their deck with panoramic canal views.

Type Boutique Nature Romantic Luxury Signature

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From: Under $125

Pachira Lodge Bedroom

Pachira Lodge

This small and cozy, all-inclusive lodge was designed for the complete enjoyment of the natural wonders of the Tortuguero National Park just 5 minutes away. It has 88 jungle-and-lagoon view rooms amidst the lush tropical rainforest. Enjoy stellar treatments at their Aninga Spa and culinary delights at their on-site gourmet restaurant while exploring this natural oasis between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero Lagoon. Includes all meals, tours, and transportation.

Type Family Friendly Nature Adventure

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From: $125 - $200

Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Restaurant

Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

Resting amid 6 acres of lush tropical Paradise on a narrow strip of land between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero Lagoon, Laguna Lodge is a friendly and welcoming eco-lodge that designed its 106 spacious and modern rooms, restaurants, pools, and reception to take full advantage of the area’s natural beauty with breath-taking lagoon views and direct access to the beach. Explore exotic wildlife in the rivers, lakes and wetlands and the exuberant flora of the forests!

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From: $125 - $200

Mawamba Lodge Pool

Mawamba Lodge

Whether you are looking for a wild adventure, a romantic getaway, or a relaxed Caribbean retreat, prepare to be immersed in nature when you travel to Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero, a remote oasis only accessible by boat or air. Offering 58 spacious rooms and suites, and two restaurants, including a floating tavern that serves gourmet fare while navigating the fascinating Tortuguero canals.

Type Nature Adventure Beachfront

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From: $125 - $200

Room, Tortuga Lodge

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

An enchanting enclave in the storied, “Land of the the Turtles,” the Tortuga Lodge & Gardens offers 27 deluxe rooms with sweeping river views and a hammock to relax and soak in the abundant jungle wilderness and tranquil ambiance.

Type Sustainable Ecolodge

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From: Under $125

Turtle Beach Lodge

Turtle Beach Lodge

Turtle Beach Lodge is a comfortable eco-lodge set amid 175 acres of verdant jungle, along a private canal in the wilds of Tortuguero, featuring 55 private cabins that can sleep up to 5 guests, and its own private Caribbean Beach.

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From: Under $125

Evergreen Lodge Costa Rica Bedroom

Evergreen Lodge Costa Rica

Considered by many to be the most stunning resort in Tortuguero and just minutes from the National Park, Evergreen Lodge offers 26 large, jungle-inspired rooms, an elegantly designed pool, a gorgeous restaurant serving gourmet fare, and a chic and lively bar where you can enjoy your evenings in the Rainforest!

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From: Under $125

Caribbean Paradise Eco Lodge Bedroom

Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge

Caribbean Paradise Eco-lodge is located in the beautiful tropical Tortuguero area. The eco-lodge is right on the Laguna Penitencia and is a short five-minute boat ride from the town Tortuguero. Caribbean Paradise is situated on 40 acres of lush tropical rainforest and has a perfect location by being right on the canal. It is also surrounded by Tortuguero National Park.

Type All Inclusive Family Friendly Nature Adventure Off The Beaten Path Sustainable Ecolodge

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