Holidays to Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero is one of the best places in the world for turtle watching. This is perhaps what this spectacular place on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast is known for, but it’s certainly not all the area offers. Picture swathes of tropical marshes, sandy inlets, and lush greenery. Dotted with a collection of little villages, it’s the ultimate hideaway for nature lovers looking for the trip of a lifetime.  

The town itself gets booked up quickly, so if you want to stay in the heart of it all, a bit of forward planning is needed. There, you’ll find a little community of people, accessible mainly by boat. There are a few gift shops, lovely hotels to spend your time in, and the whole of the national park at your feet. This all makes for a truly peaceful ambience, surrounded by nature. And to make it a little more unique, you won’t find the exact same Costa Rican feel here. With a strong Afro-Caribbean influence, everything from the food to the people have their own special vibe.

Getting out and exploring the sights is the number one way to max out your time in this magical spot. Nesting turtles can be seen at night, with four out of the world’s eight species calling the area their home. You’ll also see and hear the whoop of monkeys, spot caiman in the waters, and get plenty of photo opportunities of birds like macaws and toucans.  

The park is best seen from the water, and you can hire a canoe or a kayak and set out on your own adventure every day of the week. Or, if you’d like to discover this tropical paradise by foot, a boat ride to the best hiking trails will allow you to do just that. You can either go it alone if you want to set your own pace, or book onto a guided tour for a full experience.   

 

Highlights

  • See caiman, tropical birds and four species of nesting turtles in their natural habitat

  • Relax in a small, laidback, intimate town setting

Tortuguero Trip Ideas

Here are some trip ideas to Tortuguero. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 01483 319 333

Map of Tortuguero