From June to November, huge numbers of green turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. It's a sight not to be missed!
Will, Original Traveller
On Costa Rica's northern Caribbean coast, Tortuguero National Park protects one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. The park's beaches are a prime nesting ground for the endangered green turtles, which come ashore to lay their eggs between June and October. The slow-moving tropical rivers are home to river otters and caimans, and other species found here include three species of monkeys and birds such as toucans and eight species of parrots.
Why we think you’ll love it
- The little town of Tortuguero is inaccessible by road - instead, the National Park is comprised of navigable canals and lagoons, allowing visitors to experience the native wildlife up close and personal
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Tortuguero National Park Tours: the Detail
Tortuguero National Park protects tropical rainforest - one of the biggest swathes in Central America - which has an abundance of wildlife and excellent lodges with naturalist guides. Lodges provide comfortable accommodation for the duration of a Tortuguero National Park tour and knowledgeable natural history guides will take you out on foot or by boat through the waterways to explore the thick jungle. Volunteer to spend a season (June to November) protecting the Tortuguero beaches where huge numbers of green turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.