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Country: Costa Rica
City: Diferent Cities
Duration: 15 Day(s) - 14 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

ACCOMMODATION

12 hotel nights with breakfast
2 nights in Tortuguero full board
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TRANSPORT

Private transfers airport-hotel-airport
Shared transfers San José-Tortuguero-Guápiles
Rental car
11 days 4x4 rental car with full insurance
Home in Guápiles | End at the airport
Shuttle bus
Shared tourist bus transfers between destinations
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ACTIVITIES

Guided tour of the town of Tortuguero
Guided tour of the Tortuguero Lodge Reserve
Guided boat tour of the Tortuguero canals
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BEACH OPTIONS

Manuel Antonio
Guanacaste

Know More About Tortuguero National Park:

This is one of the few Costa Rican National Parks where walking quietly isn’t necessarily the best way to see things. The marked trail along the beach is used mostly for observing turtle nesting, but the best way to see most of the park is from a boat. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a workout while nature watching; there are plenty of places to rent canoes and kayaks.

The area protected by Tortuguero (turtle catcher) National Park was an archipelago of volcanic islands until alluvial sediments from the interior mountains filled in the spaces and formed a network of marshy islands.

Sand piled up where the river deposited land met the sea, and the turtle nesting beaches of Tortuguero formed.

The exceptionally high rainfall and rich environment where the freshwater meets the sea make the beaches, canals, lagoons, and wetlands of Tortuguero areas of exceptional biodiversity and opportunity for nature lovers.

The main attraction of Tortuguero National Park is the turtles. Green Sea Turtles (tortuga Verde, Chelonia mydas mydas ), leatherback (tortuga Baula, Dermochelys coriacea), and Hawksbill (tortuga Carey, Eretmochelys imbricata) turtle nest on the beaches here.

It’s possible to see stragglers laying eggs during the day, but the majority of the arrivals occur at night. You will need a guide to visit the beaches at night (no one is allowed on the beach unaccompanied after 6:00 pm). For independent travelers, this can be arranged through the kiosk in the middle of Tortuguero village or through your hotel.

If you take a trip on a tour boat or paddle a canoe through the freshwater canals you are also likely to see Spider, Howler Capuchin Monkeys, and dozens of species of birds. If you are lucky you might spot an endangered West Indian Manatee.

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