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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.