Tortuguero

Tortuguaro, photo by Yourface91
Tortuguaro (photo by Yourface91)
 

Tortuguero National Park is located in northeastern Costa Rica, on the Caribbean coast.

It can reached only by airplane or boat, but remains popular for its extraordinary wildlife and plants – a result of eleven different habitats in the park including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons.

With rich water resources from a precipitation of 250 inches (6,400 mm) per year, the the park includes many rivers, lakes, and interlinked canals that are navigable and provide access to various sights.

A major reason many people travel to Tortuguero is to see turtles lay eggs on the beach, with tours offered during the egg laying season (April to May for leatherback turtles and July to October for green turtles).

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   Lonely Planet
   Rough Guide
   1000 Places to See Before You Die

 

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All Rankins Lodge

Featuring an on-site restaurant, All Rankins Lodge is located in Tortuguero, within the National Park. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas at this beachfront property. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$25

 
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Laguna Lodge

Offering a garden and year-round outdoor pool, Laguna Lodge is set in Tortuguero, 800 metres from the National Park. Free WiFi is available. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$281

 
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Cabinas El Muellecito

Featuring river views and an on-site restaurant, Cabinas El Muellecito is located in Tortuguero. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Turtle Beach is just 120 metres away. Average score from 85 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$15

 
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Cabinas Beyetty

This quaint inn is located inside of Tortuguero National Park and features free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a shared terrace. Cabinas Beyetty is just 200 metres from Tortuguero Beach. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 5.9/10.

$40

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Taylor's Place Tortuguero Costa Rica

Offering a restaurant, Taylor's Place Tortuguero Costa Rica is located in Tortuguero, surrounded by tropical gardens and a 5-minute walk from the beach. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$50

 
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See all hotels in Tortuguaro.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Sunset Rooms

Sunset Rooms

Offering a sun terrace and views of the river, Sunset Rooms is set in Tortuguero in the Limon Region, 800 metres from Tortuguero National Park. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Sunset Rooms features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$70

 
$708.6
Toucan and Tarpon

Toucan and Tarpon

Located over 5 acres of jungle and offering facilities including an outdoor plunge pool, Toucan and Tarpon is a short boat-ride from Tortuguero. The facility is surrounded by local wildlife and exotic flora. Free WiFi access is also featured. Average score from 134 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$60

 
$608.5
All Rankins Lodge

All Rankins Lodge

Featuring an on-site restaurant, All Rankins Lodge is located in Tortuguero, within the National Park. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas at this beachfront property. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$25

 
$258.1
Cabinas Tortuguero

Cabinas Tortuguero

Surrounded by an extensive garden and located 200 metres from Tortuguero National Park, Hostal y Cabinas Tortuguero features a terrace with hammocks and free Wi-Fi throughout. The rooms offer basic décor, a fan and direct access to the terrace. Average score from 258 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$25

 
$258.0
Cabinas Balcon del Mar Tortuguero

Cabinas Balcon del Mar Tortuguero

Cabinas Balcon del Mar Tortuguero is just 100 metres from hiking and fishing at Tortuguero National Park. Free WiFi access is available. The beach is just steps away. A fan is provided in each room at Tortuguero Cabinas Balcon del Mar. Average score from 92 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$30

 
$307.8
Cabinas Miss Miriam 2

Cabinas Miss Miriam 2

Cabinas Miss Miriam 2 is located 5 minutes’ walk from Tortugero National Park and just 60 metres from the beach. It features a wooden terrace and stunning Caribbean sea views. The rooms offer basic décor and a private bathroom with shower. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$30

 
$307.6
La Baula Lodge

La Baula Lodge

Offering a swimming pool, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi connection in public areas, La Baula Lodge is located 3 minutes’ by boat from Tortuguero National Park and from Tortuguero town centre. Average score from 211 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$60

 
$607.5
Cabinas Miss Miriam 1

Cabinas Miss Miriam 1

Located inside Tortuguero National Park, this property offers an on-site restaurant and bar. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and quick access to the beach, located only 60 metres away. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$30

$307.0
Taylor's Place Tortuguero Costa Rica

Taylor's Place Tortuguero Costa Rica

Offering a restaurant, Taylor's Place Tortuguero Costa Rica is located in Tortuguero, surrounded by tropical gardens and a 5-minute walk from the beach. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$50

 
$507.0
Cabinas Beyetty

Cabinas Beyetty

This quaint inn is located inside of Tortuguero National Park and features free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a shared terrace. Cabinas Beyetty is just 200 metres from Tortuguero Beach. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 5.9/10.

$40

$405.9

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways
Tortuguaro's rivers, lakes, and estruaries provide very different wildlife viewing. The rivers are home to populations of manatees, as well as caimans, crocodiles, and Tropical Gar.
Tropical Forests
The national park ecosystem has more than 400 species of trees and about 2,200 species of other plants. The wet lowland Atlantic slopes (mostly below 500 metres (1,600 ft)) of northern Costa Rica, particularly along the coast, form into mangrove forests.
Wildlife and Plants
Tortuguaro is most famous for its sea turtles. The forests are home to jaguars, three-toed sloths, and three of Costa Rica's four species of monkey: Geoffroy's Spider Monkey, the Mantled Howler, and the White-headed Capuchin. Basilisk lizards and poisonous frogs also inhabit the area, along with 375 species of birds, including kingfishers, toucans, blue herons, peacocks, and parrots
Other Interests:
Combination
Boat Tours
Natural
Beaches
Hiking and Trekking

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