Located on Costa Rica’s North Caribbean Coast, this protected area (along with Corcovado National Park) constitute the wildest and most remote areas of our country, supporting a stunning variety of wildlife just waiting for you to discover it.
Tortuguero is a very intricate and vast network of waterways bordering our Caribbean Coast. It is like a Tropical Venice. This evergreen paradise owes its name to the fact that during more than three months every year, thousands of Green Sea-Turtles come to these coasts to lay their eggs in an attempt to perpetuate their specie. All sea-turtles are considered to be endangered, so this National Park was created as an effort to protect them from human abuse and exploitation.
Early departure from San Jose. Breakfast along the way. Stop at a banana plantation and processing plant (except Sundays). Continue navigating on a series of rivers and natural & man-made waterways as you approach Tortuguero National Park. After midday arrival to your selected Lodge for lunch. Late-afternoon visit to the village of Tortuguero and the Caribbean Conservation Center and Museum. Dinner at your Lodge. During the nesting season (July, August and September) possibility of taking the Turtle Observation Night Tour ($ 30.00 ) This is an optional local excursion and it’s not included in package price.
Stop for lunch along the way. Arrival in San Jose is programmed to be between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.
This Tortuguero Package include: Round-trip ground & boat transportation, bilingual guide, lodging, all meals and programmed local activities and visits. Not included: Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park ($ 10.00) - Admission to the Caribbean Conservation Center ($ 1.00) - Alcoholic drinks and carbonated beverages.