Monday, January 12, 2015

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero, Costa Rica, or (Land of turtles) 

tortuguero costa rica

Is located in the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, in the province of Limón. The village is situated on a sandy island, separated from the mainland by the Tortuguero river and bordering the Caribbean Sea. Tortuguero is famous for its waterways (Canals), made with natural lagoons and rivers and are found throughout the tropical forest in the national park, which has earned the nickname "The Amazon of Central America." It is within the Tortuguero Conservation Area. Land has 31,187 hectares and 52,000 hectares marine.

tortuguero tourThe beaches of Tortuguero National Park are a special site for nesting sea turtles such as the Greens and Leatherback turtles.


Its climate is humid; annual rainfall reaches 6000 mm in the northern part of the park. It is one of the wettest areas of the country. There is no dry season, but usually rains less in February, March and October.

Flora and fauna

The Tortuguero National Park is also home to an incredible biodiversity of insects, resident and migratory birds, and mammals, including jaguars and four species of monkeys, frogs, iguanas, fish, crocodiles, manatees, pumas and many other species of animals.

The small town, which can only be reached by boat or plane, remains almost entirely by ecotourism. The population is estimated at around 1200-1600.

Getting to Tortuguero!

There are several ways for getting to Tortuguero National Park, we offer one day tours and shuttle service, but also you can get to Tortuguero by plane.

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