Tortuguero National Park

There are reasons too numerous to name for our love of
Turtuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Tortuguero is located in the northern part of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast and its special characteristics and immense natural beauty make it one of the most unique destinations in all of the country. Accessible only by boat or by air, the water route is the most utilized one by travelers who visit the destination as many find the boat ride an exciting part of the adventure and discovery. This route utilizes a network of both naturally existing and artificial canals that travel parallel to the coast, offering incredibly exotic views of the dense tropical forest and its numerous wildlife species.

One of the area’s main attractions is turtle-nesting; hundreds of Green Turtles crawl into the beaches between the months of July and October to lay their eggs, making Tortuguero one of the most important nesting sites in the world.

Tortuguero National Park was created in order to protect the natural treasure that is this nearly untouched area, which encompasses more than 300 bird species and 60 mammal species.

Tortuguero also offers its visitors a quaint little town, which is located between one of its beautiful canals and the magnificent Caribbean Sea. The town’s laid-back, peaceful vibe invites travelers to meander along, enjoy a beer or an ice-cream in one of the quaint little cafés, and take in the slow rhythm of the tiny fishermen’s village where time seemingly has stopped.

Our favorite Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica Accommodations


Manatus Hotel

Set amidst the untamed wilds and quiet beauty of Tortuguero, this boutique eco-lodge was built harmoniously within the tropical forest. Manatus Hotel offers its guests an extraordinary sense of peace and comfort right on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast.



Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Accessible only by boat, Tortuga Lodge and Gardens sits on narrow split of land next to Rio Tortuguero, an estuarial river which winds through the rainforests and mangroves of Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast. Nearby Limón, with its Caribbean cultural influences, presents a distinctly different flavor of Tico life from that of the rest of the country.