An IMPOSING NATIONAL PARK OF FOREST TROPICAL and canals
Exuberant, paradise, mystical… A network of wonderful and scenic waterways. Considered one of the richest regions in flora and fauna of Costa Rica. Tortuguero is one of the wildest areas in Costa Rica, with the largest biological variety. 11 habitats have been identified, as well as 2000 species of plants and 400 species of trees. There is also a wide variety of wildlife.
Tortuguero National Park is located on the coast of the Caribbean province of Limon, about 80km northeast of the city of the same name. It was established through law No. 5680 of November 17, 1975. It is an area of 18.946.9 hectares on the land and 52.265 hectares on the marine.
Sea turtle sanctuary.
It is the most important area of all the Western half of the Caribbean, for the nesting of the green turtle. Other species of sea turtles that also lay their eggs on the beach are the Leatherback and the hawksbill. The Park is crossed by a natural system of lagoons and waterways of great scenic beauty and they are the habitat for species of land turtles, the Manatee or sea cow, crocodile, 52 species of freshwater fish and crustaceans, including Gaspar fish.
FLORA AND FAUNA
It was created to protect the flora and fauna of this region, as well as to facilitate research, scientific studies and promote environmental education. There are three areas of life: very humid tropical forest, transition from humid premontane forest transition to basal and rain forest. It includes eight types of larger associations (trees, shrubs and herbs) and three smaller associations (mainly herbs).
TOUR OF TURTLES
Activity in which the impressive spawning of green turtles, leatherback and Carey at night is observed.
From June to August you can see the green turtle, from January to April the leatherback turtle, in both seasons you can see the turtle Carey. The caguama turtle can be observed in the green turtles season.
Includes: Certified bilingual guide, risk policy and ticket for the Association pro turtles CCC.
We Recommend bringing: Repellent, shirt and long pants, wear dark clothing, shoe type tennis lace, flashlight and a bottle of water.
We recommend not bringing: Cameras, cigarettes, and alcoholic beverages.
Duration: 2 hours and a half approximately
Hours: 8:00am and10:00am
Rate: $40 per person
NIGHT TOUR IN TORTUGUERO
The mysteries of the night will make this trail a unique experience full of friendly animals.
Includes: Bilingual guide, risk policy
We recommend bringing: Flashlight, closed shoe, comfortable clothes, shirt and repellent, long pants, binoculars and a bottle of water.
Duration: 2 hours
Rate: $30 per person
Tour to Tortuguero Hill
The Cerro Tortuguero is the highest hill in a vast area that is comprised of totally flat plains. From there you can appreciate the landscape that surrounds the canals, the tropical rain forest, the lagoons and the Caribbean Sea. A nice nature and adventure tour in the heart of Tortuguero
Includes: Boat from the village where the walk begins and back, plus the entrance fee and risk policy.
We recommend bringing: Closed shoes, comfortable clothes, shirt and repellent, long pants and a bottle of water.
Duration: About 2 hours and a half
Hours: From Tuesday to Sunday from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Rate: $35 per person
Spectacular activity in canoe along the Tortuguero National Park, where you can enjoy the varied nature of water.
Includes: Bilingual guide, lifejacket, paddle, coffee, and risk policy.
We recommend bringing: Repellent, comfortable clothing, water or tennis shoes preferably, rain jacket, binoculars, camera and a bottle of water.
Duration: 3 hours
Hours: 6:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm
Rate: $25 per person not including ticket for the National Park entrance.
Dining room, La Nutria Restaurant
FRESH LOCAL FOODS IN A VARIETY OF DISHES
Our dining room, restaurant, sit astride the lovely Sarapiquí River with a spectacular view, particularly during dusk as the sun begins to set and lends a golden hue to the river and trees. The beautiful rustic rancho building houses the Dining Hall, La Nutria Restaurant, with plentiful river-view patio seating.
RESTAURANTE MENU at SARAPIQUI OUTDOOR CENTER
(Gallo pinto, plantain, avocado, homemade tortillas, fruit, soft drink, coffee or tea)
Tropical fruits and juice
(Honey bee, butter, fruit, homemade tortilla, fresh juice, coffee or tea)
Pasta (served with garlic bread) homemade sauce, with vegetables, natural drink.
(Pork ribs oh vegan, rice, salad, vegetables, fried cassava, pico de gallo, natural drink, coffee or tea)
Traditional lunch (casado)
(Rice, beans, plantain, beef steak, chicken, fish, ground beef, salad, natural drink coffee or you)
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Costa Rica Shuttle
If you are already in Costa Rica, you will find our Costa Rica shuttle bus service as a great and affordable option to safely move from one tourist destination to another. Get picked up from your hotel, by one of our luxurious air-conditioned Gray Line tourist buses. Where you can relax in comfort and safety.
Our professional drivers and our modern fleet of buses will ensure that you get around Costa Rica in full safety and comfort. You have plenty of options with our Costa Rica Shuttle bus service. You can select a single one-way trip, a round trip or a multi-destination trip and see it all. You have the option to book multiple trips for the length of your stay in Costa Rica. Another great advantage of our travel agency tourist transportation service is that you can combine your Costa Rica Shuttle Bus booking with our fantastic Airport Shuttle Service. We can take care of your transport needs for your vacation from start to finish.
Price for TRANSPORT
Sarapiquí- aeropuerto: $125
Sarapiquí- la fortuna: $135
Sarapiquí- la pavona: $140
Sarapiquí- hotel el bosque: $90
SARAPIQUI- RIO TORO: $85
SARAPIQUI- RIO CHIRRIPO: $110
SARAPIQUI- RIO PACUARE: $175
SARAPIQUI- RIO BALSA: $120
Tirimbina- soc: $20