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Tortuguero

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.

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Tortuguero
Tortuguero
Tortuguero
Tortuguero
Tortuguero
Tortuguero
Tortuguero
Tortuguero
Tortuguero

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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Moments to look forward to

12 days | $$

All-In-One Magical Family Vacation

Best trip ever! Costa Rica is absolutely beautiful and magical. All the drivers were waiting and all the accommodations arranged — Anywhere took care of every detail so we don’t have to stress.
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15 days | $$

Senior Couple Nature Explorer

We had a wonderful trip. All arrangements were handled promptly and on time. With howler monkeys outside our windows and being able to walk right onto the beach, it doesn’t get better than this.
Senior Couple Nature Explorer
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22 days | $$$

Epic Coast to Coast Couple’s Journey

Costa Rica was awesome. We do a lot of travelling and this was one our best trips ever.
Epic Coast to Coast Couple’s Journey
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15 days | $$

A Romantic Adventure in The Making

Our favorite part of the trip was experiencing all of the wildlife, monkeys, birds, butterflies and the scenery was GORGEOUS! Each portion of our two-week stay went according to plan, and we have many fond memories for our next trip!
A Romantic Adventure in The Making
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17 days | $$

An Adventure of a Lifetime

Costa Rica has really got itself well organised for tourism, the service was spot on, the travel timing accurate ( although some of the roads were really poor, pot holed). Hotels and activities are really geared for tourists and they made us feel welcome.
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Accommodations

Incredible Stays

Manatus Hotel
Manatus Hotel
Manatus Hotel

Manatus Hotel is an all-inclusive hotel in Tortuguero National Park. It is located between the canal and the coast.

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Tortuga Lodge and Gardens
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens

The Tortuga Lodge and Gardens is on Costa Rica's northeast Caribbean coast, just offshore of the port town of Limon. Limon is a lively town with a distinct Jamaican influence in the ambiance and foods. The draw of Tortuguero is its slow-moving tropical rivers, astounding rainforests, and the Tortuguero National Park, one of the most important nesting sights of the Green Sea Turtle.

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Hotel Mawamba
Hotel Mawamba
Hotel Mawamba

Hotel Mawamba is located in Tortuguero, on a piece of land between a canal and the ocean, just a short walk from the beach. Tortuguero is a network of lake and canals and is accessible only by boat or air. Because of its remote isolation, this hotel offers an exclusive look at a tropical environment that serves as an important nesting ground for sea turtles.

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Lirio Lodge
Lirio Lodge
Lirio Lodge

Lirio Lodge is an eco-lodge on the banks of the Madre Dios River, which flows from the nearby Caribbean Sea. While you’re here you’ll have an unspoiled look at Costa Rica’s Caribbean landscape.

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Pachira Lodge
Pachira Lodge
Pachira Lodge

The Pachira Lodge is located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica near the National Park of Tortuguero. The lodge is surrounded by a network of very scenic canals and is considered one of the most exotic regions of the world, characterized by its rich flora and fauna. Arriving at this paradise is an exciting and unique experience as it consists of either flying or busing into the coast near Limon and then taking a short boat ride to Tortuguero.

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Evergreen Lodge
Evergreen Lodge
Evergreen Lodge

The Evergreen Lodge is located in the northeastern corner of Tortuguero. This hotel has eco-friendly accommodations and is surrounded by nature.

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Aninga Lodge
Aninga Lodge
Aninga Lodge

A neat place to stay in a truly exotic location, Aninga Lodge offers private cabins connected by raised walkways. Keep a lookout for birds, mammals, and other animals while you stay and explore here—Tortuguero is absolutely teeming with wildlife.

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Laguna Lodge
Laguna Lodge
Laguna Lodge

Laguna Lodge lies along Costa Rica's northern Caribbean Zone, an exclusive location on a narrow strip of land between the sea on one side and the Tortuguero-Lagoon on the other. This Region is the most important nesting site in the entire Western half of the Caribbean for the green sea turtle. The Caribbean provides a unique mixture of cultures from the Indigenous to Jamaican influences bringing you a completely different side of Costa Rica.

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