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Tortugero, Costa Rica: 25 reviews and 37 photos

  Parque Nacional Tortuguero


Different kind of guides for different kind of tours in Tortuguero. Shop around or hire them all, you'll always get a new perspective on the wildlife and scenery of tortuguero. The lodges offer big comfy covered boat ride. little guys in the city will take you out in their own boats - canoe - kayak. Depending on the size of that boat, you'll get a motor (check if it's remotely silencious) or a scull. The last being absolutely quiet, but not allowing you to go as deep in the canals.

Pay your entrance fee of the park at the gate (we took a 10$ per person 3 days pass). The guide cost from 15 to 40$ per person. Get there early to really enjoy the wildlife.

And then the adventure begins! It's a labyrinth of little canals deep in the rainforest of Tortuguero, offering sight of so many wildlife you forget the names! Herons, Egrets, parrots, toucans, Manakins, hummingbirds, haws, Iguanas, Caimans, red frogs, monkeys, sloths, turtles, ... the feeling you get from gliding inside the untouched jungle, mearly an eye in one of nature's wonders, is unutterable. Warm rays of the rising sun, bubbly water bypassing a branch, soft songs of birds, joyous noise of monkeys, fog lifting with the days on a gorgeous dark jungle, ... Incredible!

Two guides we hired: Rubens from Rubens Viajes bananero. 40$ per person on motor boat. Fun guy with all kinds of anecdotes. www.tortuguero-costarica.com
Office 506-709-8005, Mobile 382-6941, english 261-6939

Roberto Rankin from Kuluchs Tours. 15$ per person on canoe and (one) scull (only Roberto row!). Exquisite guide who take special care on delivering carefully plan tours that fitted our likes and needs (we went fishing and hiking with him too). Highly recommended. 506-709-8049, Mobile 354-2796 kuluchstours@yahoo.com

See my Tortuguero travelogues for more pictures of these tours.

Address: Tortuguero

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 22, 2006
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