Tortuguero
Jun25

Tortuguero

Tortuguero – The Land of Turtles Tortuguero, the Land of Turtles, is a beautiful village on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the Limon Province. The village is actually situated over a sand bar island which borders the Caribbean Sea and is separated from the shore by the River Tortuguero. The river is well known for its many navigable canals and waterways running through the jungles due to which it is often nicknamed as Central America’s Amazon. Tortuguero’s enchanting beauty and intense wildlife have caused it to become a very popular tourist destination. Network of canals, river, lagoons, pristine beaches, verdurous jungles, and dense ecosystem of Tortuguero National Park will remind nature enthusiasts of a heaven while its several sport opportunities will please many people. Tortuguero can be easily accessed through a boat or an aircraft. On your Costa Rican vacation, a visit to Tortuguero is a must which is, no doubt, quite a spectacular tropical isle. Transportation Tortuguero is accessible through a boat ride or an aircraft. Daily flights are available from Nature Air and Sana Airlines. The planes are small, seating 20 passengers at most and the flight lasts up to 25 minutes. Fares vary – ranging from $70 to $120 per person. Boat transportation is available in La Pavona port to the north and Moin to the south. It is better to arrange everything prior to your arrival. Many hotels and companies also provide transportation. Once you are in Tortuguera, you may still require a boat or a water taxi as most lodges are located outside the village. Please note that there are no cars in the isle. Accommodations and Restaurants There are various options for accommodation in Tortuguero as well as outside of it. Hotels and lodges located in other areas usually provide transportation so guests don’t have to worry about the expenses and rides. Lodges within the village are mostly budget friendly, comfortable and provides convenient facilities. Restaurants in Tortuguero offer an array of meals including American, Italian, and of course, local specialties. A complete list of hotels and restaurants can be found at Tortuguerovillage.com. Ecosystem The weather of Tortuguero is mostly sunny and humid. The village is renowned for its vigorous vegetation and wildlife. The greenery of the village is not consistent and consists of swamps, lowlands, wet forests, multilayered evergreen forests, canopy trees, scrubs and volcanic hills. Wildlife is just as diverse. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted to find a flock of brightly colored birds like toucans, macaws, hawks, egrets, herons, kingfishers and a variety of parrots flying about. Animals like sloth, crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, frogs and otters are also found in abundance. At last but the not the least, Tortuguero is famous...

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