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Tortuguero – The Land of Turtles

Tortuguero – The Land of Turtles

Tortuguero, the Land of Turtles, is a beautiful village on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the Limon Province. The village is situated over a sand bar island that borders the Caribbean Sea and is separated from the shore by the River Tortuguero. The river is well known for its many navigable canals and waterways running through the jungles due to which it is often nicknamed Central America’s Amazon. Tortuguero’s enchanting beauty and intense wildlife have caused it to become a very popular tourist destination. The network of canals, rivers, lagoons, pristine beaches, verdurous jungles, and the dense ecosystem of Tortuguero National Park will remind nature enthusiasts of heaven while its several sports opportunities will please many people. Tortuguero can be easily accessed through a boat or an aircraft. On your Costa Rican vacation, a visit to Tortuguero is a must which is, no doubt, quite a spectacular tropical isle.


Tortuguero is accessible through a boat ride or an aircraft. Daily flights are available from Nature Air and Sana Airlines. The planes are small, seating 20 passengers at most and the flight last up to 25 minutes. Fares vary – ranging from $70 to $120 per person. Boat transportation is available in La Pavona port to the north and Moin to the south. It is better to arrange everything before your arrival. Many hotels and companies also provide transportation. Once you are in Tortuguero, you may still require a boat or a water taxi as most lodges are located outside the village. Please note that there are no cars in the isle.

Accommodations and Restaurants:

There are various options for accommodation in Tortuguero as well as outside of it. Hotels and lodges located in other areas usually provide transportation so guests don’t have to worry about the expenses and rides. Lodges within the village are mostly budget-friendly, and comfortable, and provide convenient facilities. Restaurants in Tortuguero offer an array of meals including American, Italian, and of course, local specialties. A complete list of hotels and restaurants can be found at


The weather in Tortuguero is mostly sunny and humid. The village is renowned for its vigorous vegetation and wildlife. The greenery of the village is not consistent and consists of swamps, lowlands, wet forests, multilayered evergreen forests, canopy trees, scrubs, and volcanic hills. Wildlife is just as diverse. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted to find a flock of brightly colored birds like toucans, macaws, hawks, egrets, herons, kingfishers, and a variety of parrots flying about. Animals like sloths, crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, frogs, and otters are also found in abundance. Last but not least, Tortuguero is famous for its sea turtles. People from all over the world visit the island to see the nests of leatherback sea turtles on the beaches. There are tour guides that even offer tourists to help in turtle hatching!

Famous for:

There are so many different attractions that are mainly found in the land of the Tortuguero National Park. The main among them is the turtles as it is the land of the turtles. Tortuga Verde are green sea turtles, Mydas that are Chelonia Mydas, Tortuga Baula, Dermochelys Coriacea that ar actually leatherback and the Eretmochelys imbricata, Tortuga Carey is Hawksbill are the kinds of turtles that are found commonly on the beaches of the land of Tortuguero.

The land is worth visiting as the Tortuguero is the kind of an amazing and beautiful village present and located in the heart of the Tortuguero National park in Costa Rica. The area is located in the Sandbar strip feel which is a small area. You will always feel like you are out of the world while being in the place. There are so many exotic and rare species of animals that lived in the rainforests. The huge number of turtles make the beach just like their home for the sake of the hatching and nesting season.

Epic things to do in the land:

There are so many things that we can do in the land of the Tortuguero. Each activity has been designed according to the requirements. You can select them according to your personal choice like you can get packages of the hour, days, week wise or monthly as well. The list of the things you can do in the Tortuguero are:

.) Tortuguero tour for a day from San Jose:

The tour is also 100% private. The timing of the tour is six plus hours. You can enjoy the true adventure of the ecological environment in this meantime.

Tortuguero Town Limon Province Costa Rica

.) Tortuguero package of the day and one night:

You can visit multiple places of the Tortuguero in 2 days and enjoy the best time with your family and friends.

.) Package of 3 days and 2 nights from San Jose:

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Three days experience where you can enjoy the most sought full destination of Costa Rica which is Tortuguero. You can book and cancel anytime without any extra charges

Activities and Sightseeing:

Sportfishing :

Sportfishing is quite popular in the ocean and canals of Tortuguero. There are several companies that offer sportfishing charters in Tortuguero, and other nearby towns, Barra del Colorado and Parismina. Some of the accommodations even organize tours for guests. Some of them are Jungle Tarpon Lodge, Laguna Lodge, Rio Parismina Lodge, and Tortuguero Sportfishing Charters. Travelers will be amazed to find how much they enjoy deep-sea fishing in the Caribbean.

Canal tours :

Going on a Tortuguero Canal Tour is a great way to observe wildlife, nature, sportfish, and enjoy rides on large motor boats or better yet, on canoes.

Tortuguero National Park:

Tortuguero National Park is a protected nature reserve located within the Tortuguero Conservation Area of the northeastern part of the Caribbean. Its secluded location, sublime scenery, wildlife diversity, and many activities make it one of the most visited places in Costa Rica. From marine creatures to tropical birds, from sandy beaches to mangroves, the park has hundreds of things to offer. Activities like sea turtle tours, bird watching, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, nature walks, and zip lining are quite popular and entertaining.

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