We have daily departures from San José, the Caribbean Coast and the Arenal Volcano, giving you the choice to start at the place of your preference. This is an excellent option to be combined with our Río Pacuare Rafting trips.
$199 per person – Tortuguero Economy (Accommodations in Hostel Tortuguero, Coconut Hostel B&B, Cabinas Tortuguero or similar)
$234 per person – Tortuguero Standard (Accommodations in, La Casona or similar)
Both the economy option and the standard option are located only five minutes from the Tortuguero National Park. They are focused on the respect, protection and conservation of the environment and of the flora and fauna of the area. Both feature rooms with private baths, hot water, and fans. They have authentic Caribbean style, painted with bright colors that identify the culture of the area and lush gardens.
Prices based on double occupancy. For single travelers, an additional charge of $15 per night applies.
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||San José, Puerto Viejo or Arenal with option to change destination.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Pick- Ups in San José and Southern Caribbean Coast. In Arenal Pick-Ups start earlier, approximately 5:20 – 5:40 a.m.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5:30 pm|
|WHAT TO BRING||Light clothes, swimming suit, sunscreen, hat, camera (ideally water proof), water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars, raincoat. For the night-tour please wear dark clothes.|
National Park entrance ($15)
Turtle nesting night tour ($35 from the downtown)
Tortuguero National Park is the best place in Costa Rica to encounter wildlife. It consists of a large system of waterways irrigating the majority of the North Caribbean side of the country. Because of its remote location and difficult access this pristine rainforest remains virtually untouched and it is home to many animals like sloths, monkeys, crocodiles, toucans, trogons, water birds, colorful frogs and butterflies. This National Park is also the prime nesting site for the green and leatherback sea turtles from July to October, during which months an optional turtle nesting night expedition tour will be available.
On the first day we will drive to the Caño Blanco embarking area where we will access the main canal to go north into the National Park. We will check in and at 1:00 p.m. there will be a visit to Tortuguero Village.
Day two we will embark on a Canoe trip into the jungle where you will explore the lagoons and hidden canals, as we go deeper into the forest the canals become smaller and the surrounding wildlife gets closer. You can expect to receive plenty of good information from your naturalist guide. We work hard at making this tour a learning experience.
After the Canoe tour we will go back to our hotel for breakfast and and at 11 a.m. we will start the hike to Tortuguero National Park. This is a very different way to experience the surrounding Tropical Rainforest. And again, you can expect good information from your guide. The afternoon is on your own. Optional activities include a Hike to Cerro Tortuguero at $40 pp. It is a 4 hour trip over and back.
On the third day after breakfast you will have leisure time. At 12 noon we start our boat ride out back to Caño Blanco and drive out with the option to be dropped off in San José, Puerto Viejo or the Arenal Volcano.