Guapiles Food was excellent Staff were friendly and smiled. A great litte stop off, with nice butterfly garden and facilities.
The Caribbean Coast is home to the beautiful town of Tortuguero and it's National Park. This sun drenched zone with its sparsely spaced coastal villages offers a completely laid back and relaxed atmosphere. The culture is vastly different on this coast compared to the rest of the country with its prominent Afro-Caribbean influence notable as well in the delicious cuisine found here.
There are no roads leading to Tortuguero and is most commonly accessed by boat from the town of Moin found near the port town of Limon. From here you’ll take a boat trip on the canal to Tortuguero and its National Park. Another option is by taking a short plane ride from San Jose. The village itself is small with a collection of houses, a hand full of hotels, gift shops, and lots of wildlife attractions.
The Tortuguero National Park is one of the most varied parks boasting high rainforests to marshy lands, long stretches of beach, wide open canals perfect for crocodile spotting, and is also one of the most important breeding grounds for the Green Sea Turtle. The wildlife here is rich and diverse with unusually large populations of monkeys, birds and fish.
Though relatively small, Tortuguro offers a variety of activities. An absolutely awesome experience is to visit the nesting beaches at night with a guide and watch the turtles laying eggs or eggs hatching. Rent a canoe or Kayak and go exploring on the canal where you’ll be able to spot creatures such as the caimans, birds, and crocodiles. The park also offers various trails great for wildlife viewing and bird watching. Also popular here are fishing and sports fishing tours as well as the zip line and suspension bridges.
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This was a very special experience. Something not very many get to be part of. Great service, so remote, lots of animals, and a great nature experience! Loved it!
Wow!!! Amazing! Words cannot express how great my experience in Tortugero was. If you go to Costa Rica you must go there. Stay at Laguna Lodge and have Carlos Arceyut as your tour guide. The views during the boat ride there was breath taking. If you want to relax, enjoy nature, bird watching, and much more you have to go to Tortuguero. Laguna lodge is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. The food is amazing and authentic. They have 2 swimming pools and plenty of space to roam around. You'll see all kinds of birds, Iguanas, there's a little frog garden. The beach is literally your backyard while staying there. Enough said! Just go there already. Carlos will make sure you get to see everything you would expect and more.
This place was beautiful. And I was able to see the turtles. Amazing!
Great place to see the turtles. Town is quite basic, but perfectly serviceable.
I loved Tortuguero. It was the least tourist-dense part of our trip and filled with the most wildlife. I would certainly return.
We actually saw a jaguar along the bank of the canal. Got great photos and video.
We loved the wildlife here and the people were very nice as well.
Rugged nature at its best. Remote for sure but amazing experiences. We saw sea turtles coming out of their nests and running to the sea. Awesome. And some new birds too.
Oh, what a beautiful place this is! The boat tours and guides were incredible. We will be coming back to this area as soon as we can, and we will definitely be asking for Mario as our tour guide. What an amazing way to experience nature. We saw toucans, 3 varieties of monkeys, and hatching sea turtles. It was so peaceful and filled with opportunities to experience nature. I wouldn't recommend this to families with young children, but we have definitely been recommending it to everyone else!
Completely amazing! Tortuguero is a must visit.
I think our favorite place to eat was called natural foods. The chaps at the tourist information were very helpful particularly Leonardo and Oscar. We went on a canoe and guided walk with Juan who was also good. Our accommodation at Tortuguero Natural B&B was clean and adequate. Jose our host was very attentive and helpful. Security was also good here.
Loved the natural beauty and the jungle, very unique area, would have loved to be there when the turtles were nesting.
Tortuguero is an all-inclusive resort, so one restaurant/one bar, but it's perfect. Great variety for meals and drinks, lots of hiking trails, a wonderful beach, pools, and a frog garden with iguanas and red-eye tree frogs. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to just relax and enjoy themselves.
Tortuguero es un lugar bastante recomendable para las personas que gustan de la Naturaleza y quieren ver fauna silvestre. Todo es bastante bonito, desde el trayecto y el hecho de que tengas que navegar por entre los canales para poder llegar ahí. Los paquetes que venden son muy buenos ya que tienen todo incluido y el trato del personal es muy muy bueno.
The turtle guides were amazing! Two days is the perfect amount of time to spend here.
Highly recommend the turtle tour
Ricardo was a wonderful tour guide who educated us on the area.
Excellent service at Tortuga Lodge and Gardens. The staff were very kind and helpful. Being able to see the forest from the water was a neat experience. Though it rained during our entire kayak trip it was still a blast!
Wonderful - not very touristy, highly recommmend for nature lovers.