We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tortuguero National Park

Features Animals
San Jose, Costa Rica | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10103, Costa Rica
Book In Advance
More Info
from US$293.00*
Tortuguero National Park 3-Day Tour from San Jose
Multi-day Tours
More Info
from US$112.00*
Tortuguero National Park
Day Trips
More Info
from US$63.00*
Shore Excursion: Limon Highlights Tour
Ports of Call Tours
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This park contains 11 different ecological habitats and is a sanctuary for nesting sea turtles. Situated on the Northern Caribbean side of Costa Rica, in the province of Limon, it is approximately 90 miles northeast of the capital city of San José. Accessible only by air or water, Tortuguero is the most important nesting site in the entire western half of the Caribbean for the green turtle. It is known as “Tico Amazon” (Costa Rican Amazon) due to the fact that in Tortuguero there are no roads; the principle means of transportation being the dozens of fresh water canals throughout the park.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“costa rica” (152 reviews)
“the river” (83 reviews)
“howler monkeys” (70 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
San Jose, Costa Rica | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10103, Costa Rica
Write a ReviewReviews (2,633)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,162 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tortuguero park accessed by canals and waterways. Open boats with a risk of rain but on our stay canals and waterways heavily swollen with recent poor weather. One had a view of various wildlife in this tropical zone aided by the skill of the boatmen...More

Thank shark939
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two days in the park and did a boat tour, a rowing boat tour with Ray Brown an also a jungle walk. The sceneries are gorgeous and we saw a lot of animals. We visited 5 parks in Costa Rica and this...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing of interest in the village. Go only when the turtles are laying their eggs. Watching a video of them I can do at home.

Thank travelbug356
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an early morning on the water, hiking was the next step. Definitely rent the boots outside the park if the locals tell you it's muddy- pretty sure it is year round. It's an easy hike, no elevation, very few roots/rocks to walk around. Stop...More

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous national park reached by boat or plane with lots of birds and animals. This watery jungle is a special place and is a delight for animal ,bird , and plant lovers but it is in warm and humid place.

1  Thank jronkowski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on several boat trips and was taken to see Totuguero village too. Their are so many waterways if your guide is good ours was great you will see so many animals. I couldn't list them all but each and every trip out was...More

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With its many canals and rainforest the Tortuguero NP looks a little bit like the Amazonas area, just in small. You really can enjoy some nice wildlife and nature especially in the morning. When you are lucky you can see a lot of turtles -...More

1  Thank RosenbobFFM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip to Tortuguero was included into a general tour price I cannot comment on entrance prices, but, I suppose, if I received same quality of the trips, I would not regret the money. We were out of season for turtles, so I did not expect...More

1  Thank acorna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique place, full of water canals by the Atlantic Coast. Coild not see the turtles (off season) but still worth visiting. Rainforest is amazing. The only con, increasingly crowded

Thank Jose Maria M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only way is by boat, with a good guide, who spots things that would go unseen. Great experience, highly recommend

Thank vivthetraveller
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Tortuguero
La Baula Lodge
278 reviews
9.93 km away
Manatus Hotel
515 reviews
12.71 km away
Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge
131 reviews
12.74 km away
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
1,158 reviews
13.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Budda Cafe
692 reviews
10.56 km away
Restaurante Sabores de Cariari
12 reviews
26.98 km away
King's Wood Fired Pizza
21 reviews
32.48 km away
Donde Richard
96 reviews
10.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Exploradores Outdoors
661 reviews
38.13 km away
Frogs Heaven
211 reviews
50.48 km away
Rainforest Adventures
342 reviews
54.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Henri S
13 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from PV L | Reviewed this property |
You cannot walk from Parismina to Tortuguero, but you can get there by boat. There are boat taxis available and would not be too expensive.
24 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from traceybur2n | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding. You can get local transport all the way from SAN Jose but it is a bus then a boat. But if you want someone to arrange all then I would just book the Toruguero Lodge and they will arrange... More
Melinda V
3 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Lee T | Reviewed this property |
Both great places, you can see Manuel Antonio in half a day but they haven't both sloth and all 3 monkey species but is very busy and touristy, you don't need a guide as there are so many with other groups you can just... More