Tortuguero National Park was created in 1975, this park is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, 80 km north of the city of Limon. Its tropical rain forest covers an area of 29,000 hectares. In the park we can find over 400 species of trees, 404 species of birds and over 2,300 species of other plants.
Tortuguero is a important site in the arrival of Chelonia Midas and green turtles, this is the most important nesting area in the western Caribbean, while their forests are home to endangered mammals as sloths, monkeys, agoutis, coatis and manatees.
There are also abundant birds such as toucans, trogons, egrets, herons and aninghas as well as crocodiles, turtles and a wealth of colorful butterflies, including Blue Morpho.
The tour includes a typical Costa Rican breakfast ( fruit juice, coffee, eggs and the popular “Gallo Pinto” ) Following breakfast, we continue to a Banana Plantation, where your guide will explain the process of growing and exporting that fruit.
Then enjoy a exciting boat trip to Tortuguero where you will learn about how nature works, and have a real idea of our Tropical Rainforest..
After lunch we will take a walk through the Tortuguero Village where we will have the oportunity to learn about the history of the town and its inhabitants. Returning to the bus, we head back to San José, making a rest stop along the way and arriving around 6:30 pm.
TURTLE NESTING can be seen from July to October.
NOTE: Turtle nesting tour is not available for the one day tour.
Light clothes and covered shoes
Do not forget your camera.
1:00 pm. Once in Tortuguero and after the check in into the rooms, lunch will be served.
2:30 pm. At this time we will take you to the museum and the town of Tortuguero for a walk. ($2 optional).
4:00 pm. Back at the hotel you will have time to relax before dinner, which will be served at 7.00 p.m.
7:00 pm. Delicious dinner.
8:00 pm. After dinner, your tour guide will explain the next optional activity ($35), The Night Tour, which consists on a boat trip through Tortuguero National Park. Then we are going to have a walk on the beach to observe the nesting of the Giant Green Sea Turtle (only from July to October).
5:30 am. Your tour guide will take you by boat to one of the most enchanting sites in the region: Tortuguero National Park, where you will explore the lagoons and hidden canals. There are tree towers nearly 50 meters tall, covered with bromelias, vines and orchids and an array of wildlife can be spotted in the foliage.
7:30 am Back to the hotel for breakfast, including fruits, eggs, juice, toast and fresh brewed costa rican coffee
9:00 am. Hotel check out.
1:00 pm. Lunch on the way (Bed & Breakfast Package does not include lunch).
3:30 pm. Arrive to San José.
NOT INCLUDED: Park entrance per person by cash, alcoholic beverage, soft drinks, tipping and turtle nesting night tour per person by cash (only from July to October).
TURTLE NESTING SEASON
FROM JULY 1ST
TO OCTOBER 31ST
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