Tortuguero National Park is one of the popular tourist spot in Costa Rica. Located on the northeast Atlantic coast of the country, this national park is just 80 kilometers north from Limon. Stretched over approximately 52,000 hectares of marine area and 19,000 hectares of coastal park, the Tortuguero National Park boasts many gorgeous scenic spots, palm swamps, verdant rainforests with tropical wet forests and a wide variety of wildlife.
While visiting this park, you can choose to take a boat ride through the small water bodies inside the rainforest.
Renowned as one most beautiful place in Costa Rica, the Tortuguero National Park also houses a network of stunning black water canals inside its perimeter. You can also take the Los Raudales Nature Trail to reach the most-admired scenic point, Lomas Del Sierpe inside this park. To reach the rest area and drinking water facilities inside the park, you can plan to reach Jalova on the southern part of the black water canals.
The park has three ranger stations on the western limit to help the guests in various trails and hiking. To reach the park, you can drive from the Guapiles highway through the town of Cariari, and Pococi.
Known as the home of Green sea turtles, the Tortuguero National Park houses the biggest population of these animals on the Caribbean coast. Don’t miss to watch these amazing creatures while visiting this park. Apart from Green turtles, you will find three other types of turtles including the Carey, Cahuama and Baula. Though the turtles are the prime attraction of this park, visitors also love to explore other wildlife inside the Tortuguero National Park.
Amazingly, the park has the largest bird population in Costa Rica with over 400 avian species and numerous reptile species. Of course, you will see a variety of monkeys, anteaters, sloths, lizards, crocodiles, caimans and fresh water turtles here in this park. You will also find beautiful manatees, stunning peccaries and tapirs inhabiting inside this park.