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Tortuguero National Park

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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“costa rica”(154 reviews)
“howler monkeys”(74 reviews)
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...more
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San Jose, Costa Rica | Ivan Espinosa, Tortuguero 10103, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

Visiting the national park was the highlight of our time in Costa Rica. The wildlife was incredible. Highly recommend!

Thank Chelsea H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A truly wildlife experience to remember. We did a canal tour wich was amazing,walking through the path around the hotel and we saw the turtles laying their eggs on the beach! If you add the 1h trip from the La Pavona pier to Tortuguero by...More

Thank lucivolar
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Tortuguero National Park and the village of Tortuguero is a wonderful place. You can go there and leave only by boat. Small village with its main street, Carribean style houses and church. Different tours and it is amazing to see the turtels nests, and...More

Thank kityRak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful nature tour and not only for the turtles, which are indeed a unique experience, but in general for the wildlife and amazing nature. The only thing that should be improved is modes of transfer and moreover clear information about the different...More

Thank veronicaro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought this park would just be a little stroll, not necessarily a must see— but it became one of the highlights of the trip. Crawling with animals, walking through the jungle right next to the ocean.

Thank Apolonia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rainforest next to inland water channel and sea with beach and foreshore with several lodges and a few small towns. The primary reason for visiting is to take tours to observe the wildlife for which a national park ticket is required - whether you are...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Touristic hell, everything only organized in tours/with guides, quite expensive, musty. The turtle tour by night still is an impressive experience. There are plenty other NPs around CR that IMO give a way better experience. If you still wanna go: Buy boat tickets on the...More

Thank Safari813260
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There aren't many places where you can enjoy the sight of sea turtles laying eggs. The authorities are very careful to enforce rules and make sure the marine life is impacted as little as possible. Traveling by boat down the river is probably the most...More

Thank Dimitri P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First location on our Costa Rican adventure and what a place to start. Lush, dense forests, sweeping, mighty waterways, sun and torrential rain, and wildlife - did I mention the wildlife? - that is just there all around you. Monkeys, sloths, crocs and caiman, snakes...More

Thank b56c
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I recommend this walk through the open part of the national park. You can see many wild animals from lizards to Monkeys and Parrots. Definitely a must while in Tortuguero.

Thank Matthieu R
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Henri S
13 January 2018|
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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|
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Response from Jessica v | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We went to Costa Rica this summer and visited Tortuguero starting from San Jose. Because of the very high package deals, we decided to go by our own (with 2 kids, age 8 and 9). No problem at all and very easy! First you... More
Melinda V
3 December 2017|
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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