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Best things to do in Tortuguero

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Where in the world: Central America  /  Costa Rica  /  Province of Limon  /  Tortuguero

Top 15 things to do in Tortuguero

1. Tortuguero National Park

Visit the vast reserve of Tortuguero National Park, an area of diverse natural beauty encompassing 11 different habitats in one place. Famed for its returning sea turtle population, who nest on the beaches to spawn their young, you’ll have the opportunity to take a guided night visit in the hopes of seeing the turtles laying their eggs, or even seeing the hatchlings make a break for the ocean. Take a boat through the rich mangrove forests, spotting primates, caiman, and plenty of birds.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $26 › Learn more about Tortuguero National Park

2. Sendero Cerro Tortuguero

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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3. Nectar Pollen Reserve, Guapiles

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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4. Turtle Tour

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This tour is a life experience that will be instilled in your memory. If you get this opportunity, it is something that you cannot miss; visit Tortuguero between the months of July and October.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
Tours from $35 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Frogs Heaven, Horquetas

Encounter scores of exotic Caribbean amphibians at Frogs Heaven, a tropical garden home to over 20 species of frog. Take a guided tour to illuminate your visit with interesting information on colorful species, including red-eyed tree frogs, poison dart frogs, and a host of more obscure types endemic to Costa Rican wet forest. Watch for unusual-looking species, such as the wrinkly Mexican tree frog and the translucent glass frog. Bird-watchers should also bring a pair of binoculars to catch sight of a number of avian species in the gardens. Reserve at least a day ahead as the gardens may be fully booked due to popularity.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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6. Safaris

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $35 › Learn more about Safaris

7. Sea Turtle Conservancy

At Sea Turtle Conservancy you'll get an in-depth look at Tortuguero turtles and the challenges they face with extinction. As you tour the site, visit the small building to see a video presentation of the history of the conservatory and a display of information explaining the different nesting areas and how they are monitored. Take a guided tour and explore the different nesting spots, with a chance to see hundreds of turtle eggs.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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8. Kayak Tour

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We offer a variety of innovative tours that will take you to the most spectacular regions of this tropical haven. We are known for our excellence and quality of service. Our guides are certified by the ICT (Costa Rican Institute of Tourism)Tortuguero Adventures applies eco-friendly techniques for our daily operations. We are committed to protecting and conserving the environment.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $45 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Pierella Ecological Garden, Horquetas

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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10. MiniZoo y Jardin Yori, Horquetas

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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11. Blue Day Family Club, Guapiles

Suggested duration: 8 hours
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12. The best of Tortuguero: Canoe, hike and night tour (turtle in Jul-Oct)

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A perfect combination to get to know the best of Tortuguero in one day: canoe tour, hike through the National Park and night walk or turtle tour.5.45h Canoe tour through the National Park11.00 am Walk through the National Park18.00h Night tour or during the turtle season: 20.00 or 22.00h Turtle Tour
Suggested duration: 7 hours
Tours from $95 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Caribbean Botanical Garden, Guacimo

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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14. Canoe Tour through Parque N. Tortuguero in Français, English, Español , Dutch

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Tortuguero National Park is like the small Amazon of Costa Rica. Every day is a different adventure where we will observe many animals such as monkeys, alligators, birds, impressive flowers and fauna, sounds of the jungle. The scents of the jungle. It is simply unique. With the canoe we will enter the heart of the jungle. It is essential to bring a good camera to memorize this unforgettable trip. Erik, your guide is a gift of people, and will share all his knowledge in several languages such as: French, English, Spanish, Dutch.
Suggested duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Tours from $35 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

15. Small-Group Tortuguero National Park Night Walk in Costa Rica

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Do you want to discover what happens at night in one of the most interesting and important ecosystems in Costa Rica? The nocturnal humid tropical forest awaits you!A guide with experience in night walks, will take you to live two hours of mystery and suspense with what we can find on this night tour.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $31 › More about this tour at viator.com ›