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Tortuguero National Park is one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica. The name is roughly translated from Spanis as "turtle-catcher".

This is one of the wettest areas in the country with rainfall up to 6000mm.

Three different ypes of monkeys are sen here: howler, spider and white-faced capuchin. Sloth, anteater and kinkajous are frequent here, and lizards, caiman, crocodile and turtles are usually seen. Lots of frogs and over 400 species of birds.

I must apologise for the quality of the pictures on all my Costa Rica pages as I lost my main camera on the flight over. The photos are either taken with a samll waterproof camera with a wide angle lens, or are copies of David's video footage.

  • Last visit to Tortuguero: Feb 2000
  • Intro Updated Aug 19, 2004
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2008 at 2:28 AM

    Excellent tips of jungle ecoutourism at Tortuguero National Park. It is like going to a different world.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2004 at 1:41 PM

    I'm looking forward to seeing those turtles

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2004 at 10:21 AM

    Looks like you saw a lot of animals in Tortuguero! The hammoks at the lodge sounds great!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2004 at 11:51 AM

    Another great page. Thanks for sharing.

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2004 at 8:52 AM

    Hey, I have company in Tortuguero. One of my favorite places. I love the frog photo.


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