Located on the Caribbean shore of Costa Rica, Tortuguero protects a 35km/22mile long beach that is the most important nesting site in the Western Atlantic Ocean for the green sea turtle. Each year, from the beginning of July until the end of September, these turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The national park closes its beach from dusk to dawn during nesting season in an attempt to protect these marvellous creatures
The Tortuguero natural canals.
Turtles laying eggs in Tortuguero.
375 species of birds in Tortuguero.
125 species of mammals in Tortuguero.
The peaceful isolated atmosphere (no TVs!) in Tortuguero.
Local Afro-Caribbean cuisine.
Learning the local Caribbean English.
Sunny season: March and April, September and October.
Rainy Season: May to August. December to February.
The weather in Tortuguero is unpredictable. So, it may be very sunny in Jannuary and very rainy in October.
• Rooms in Tortuguero have no A/C (it’s the jungle!).
• Contact us for turtle nesting season information.
• Hotels in Tortuguero include all meals and transportation in the price