TortugueroTown – Tortuguero National Park

Great for:

Nature Lovers. Bird Watchers. Photographers.

Min. Age

6 Years old

Activity Level


Price from:


Rates for 2016


DAY 1: (B,L,D)

Travel Day to Tortuguero. Afternoon tour to the town of Tortuguero and/or the hotel facilities and gardens. At night, on turtle season (July to October) optional beach turtle quest.

DAY 2: (B,L,D)

Tortuguero National Park Canals Tours and Walk.

DAY 3:

(B,L) Travel day to San José

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This program includes:

  • Transportation San Jose-Tortuguero-San Jose by bus and boat
  • Breakfast and lunch on the road (day of arrival and departure)
  • All meals (second and third day)
  • Tortuguero canals and town tour
  • Naturalist tour guide assigned throughout your stay at the Lodge
  • Standard room accommodation.


Does not include: Alcoholic beverages, soda drinks, cocktails or bottled water, national park entrance fee, and entrance fee to Turtle Museum

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1:

Your journey begins early in the morning, between 6:00am and 7:00am. The Tortuguero lodge’s transportation service, including its own naturalist guide, will pick up all guests at their respective San José hotel according to an established program. You will then depart the capital and head out on the road to Limon province, on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Your drive will take you across the astonishing Braulio Carrillo National Park, making for a very scenic journey.

You will make a stop at a restaurant on route (approximately at 8am), where you will enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast. Your journey will then continue, traversing a road between large banana plantations (you may have the chance to witness the banana packing process along the way), until you reach the river dock.

The boat departs approximately at 11am, taking you on a journey down La Suerte River and the local canals. The journey makes for great wildlife spotting opportunities. You will arrive at the Tortuguero lodge between 12:30pm and 1pm, where a welcome cocktail and a refreshing wet towel will be waiting for you. Any queries you may have will be happily handled by your tour guide, who will provide you with all the necessary information to make your stay at the Tortuguero lodge a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

During the afternoon, you will enjoy your first tour. You will participate in a guided visit to Tortuguero town, where you will be given a glimpse of the way of life of the local inhabitants and witness some of the daily activities of the town. Afterwards, you will have some free time to do some exploring on your own.

In addition, you can enjoy walks on the nearby beautiful Caribbean beach and witness the green turtle’s nesting season (from June to October), a huge attraction that brings tourists from all around the world to these shores.

DAY 2:

Your second day starts at 5:30am with the amazing Nature Awakening Tour. This boat outing gives guests the opportunity to witness the early morning activities of the canals’ wildlife. Breakfast will be waiting upon your return.

DAY 3:

After breakfast, you will head back to San Jose, leaving by boat approximately at 9:30am. You will reach the shipping port around 11:00am, where the bus will be waiting. Lunch will be provided at Selva Tropical restaurant. You will arrive back at your San José hotel around 3:00-3:30pm.

**Prices reflect our best approximation of low and high season rates and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% exact price when you inquire a Camino Travel Consultant. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic private transport, tours and accommodation as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.