If Costa Rica is one of Latin America’s prime wildlife-watching destinations, this would make Tortuguero one of the finest national parks between Mexico’s borders and Chile’s most southern tip.
Translated as ‘Land of the Turtles’, this is quite simply unmissable to many visiting the country’s Caribbean coast. 19,000 acres of extraordinary biological diversity take up a large portion of the north-eastern shoreline and can only be accessed by boat or small aircraft.
A dense and intricate network of rivers, lagoons, and canals crisscross 11 different habitats of rainforest, swamp and beach, explored by either boat or foot.
Not only an important nesting site for green sea turtles, leatherbacks, hawkbills and loggerheads, Tortuguero is also a vital wetland for spoonbills, herons, parrots, toucans and cormorants to name but a few.
Spider monkeys, poison dart frogs, crocodiles, sloths, butterflies, and if you’re lucky a jaguar or tapir, are just some of the jungle’s resplendent wildlife to look out for.
Most trails and expeditions begin from Tortuguero village to which we can provide private transfers to as well as excellent naturalist guides and exclusive guided tours of the parkland and waterways.
All year round
The average daily temperature is 87f / 30.5c, and the drier months are February to March and September to OctoberJuly to October is the turtle season
A veritable maze and tangle of spectacular tropical creatures, and a very Afro-Caribbean atmosphere and attitude
Wildlife tours by boat & with a naturalist guideHike the self-guided trails Stroll the broad beaches