Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero
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... terns, parrots, toucans and a few species that remain a mystery. Tortuguero's wildlife on land and around the water is comparable to a healthy coral reef in terms of biodiversity. Everywhere you look, the environment is teeming with life. If you stop and take a deep breathe, close your eyes and listen, you will hear various birds, monkeys, insects and tree frogs, their songs filling the air with beautiful notes. Our guide David would stop to demonstrate a sound and then have ...
... of ping pong balls. We rotate through with the other groups but we got to see it twice. After that we watched the turtle next door cover her nest (which looks super hard to do with a set of flippers) and vacated the delivery room.
Frankly the only thing that could have made this a little bit better was to see the baby turtles crawling back to the ocean once they hatched, but oh well, can't have everything I guess. Back to our beds to get some sleep before leaving the next ...
... as much as we expected.. apparently when it rains.. they hide.. but if it's really hot. they all come out.. so that explains why they seem to be elusive and Also there is another really early Boat Tour (awakening tour that starts at 5 am) but we're too lazy to be up then.. and that's the time when you really will see all the animals..
... have dogs and the ones we've seen have been very well behaved. A lot of people use motorcycles to get around or bicycles. Once our 2 hour bumpy bus ride was over we got on a long boat that fit 24 people. I felt like I was on a boat in the amazon. We saw a crocodile and all different kinds of birds. It was about an hour boat ride just to get to Tortuguero. Once we arrived we were greeted by the whole town it felt like. The town of Tortuguero is only 1km ...
... 30 that we found ourselves a hostel. Huge travel day! We had one of our best breakfasts the next morning at Bread and Chocolate. After that Lisa, Courtney and I hired bikes for the day and road several k's down the road along the beach to an animal sanctuary we had heard about. It was $15 to get in but it was well worth the money! We got to see all sorts of animals, snakes, cayman, deer, birds and a sloth. We also got to go into the monkey enclosure and play with the young ...