Explore an epic environment that can only be reached by air or water: Tortuguero National Park.

The seemingly endless network of natural canals and dense tropical forest landscapes of Tortuguero National Park are your playground on this rustic riverside adventure. Seek out three-toed sloths, catch a glimpse of those ever-cheeky howler monkeys and aim to tick off as many avian sightings as possible as you join well-versed naturalists on included excursions. Head here between July and October for a chance to witness (with minimal impact) the natural wonder that is green sea turtle nesting season.

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Short Add On Tour
2 nights
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens: 2 nights

Recommended itinerary

Day 1

Tortuga Jungle

Arrive at La Pavona Dock at 10am and set off on your one-hour boat trip to the lodge. On arrival, setting in and get your bearings and arrange your excursions: two of a selection of tours are included for each night you stay at the lodge. You could glide the backwaters of Tortuguero National Park on the Natural History boat trip or join a naturalist guide on the Twilight Tour of the private reserve when nocturnal species stir and start their day.

Day 2

Tortuga Jungle

Look out for river otters, manatees and spider monkeys on a kayaking tour (minimum age 9 years) over canals and lagoons, visit Tortuguero Village which is home to a sea turtle conservancy centre and shops selling locally produced crafts, or head up to Tortuguero Hill for far-reaching views of the jungle and the Caribbean Sea. If you want to explore in more depth, there’s wider selection of experiences that are available for a supplement.

Day 3

Tortuga Jungle

Depart the lodge this morning and head back to La Pavona Dock and continue your Costa Rica adventure, wherever it happens to take you.