Tortuguero National Park Holidays: an Overview

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.

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  • 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

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.

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