Travel Blogs from Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Tortuguero day 2/3, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero day 2/3

A travel blog entry by matt.s.wise

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If we thought yesterday was wet, what does that make today? Everywhere is flooded. And February is supposed to be relatively dry! We were hoping to go on a canoe trip or boat trip today, not necessarily to see turtles as it is the wrong time of year to ...

Skildpadder for dummies, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Skildpadder for dummies

A travel blog entry by christian1986

Idag skulle vi naa vores foerste maal i Costa Rica: Byen Tortuguero der ligger midt i en stor jungle nationalpark. Vi var tidligt oppe for at tage en bus dertil, og koerte et paent stykke vaek fra San Jose i et astadigt tempo. Undervejs var der dog en ...

If you could just get out and push the boat..., Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

If you could just get out and push the boat...

A travel blog entry by crag_and_pao

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... had always wanted to see one.  So all in all the three of us were very happy with our little trip to the animal filled Tortuguero! The next morning we decided to head off again to our next destination.  Again we had to take a boat ride out, this ...

Tortuguero State Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero State Park

A travel blog entry by cartercostarica

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... ).  I will take lots of photos and keep a journal while we are there.  Once we hit Fortuna (central Costa Rica) on Thursday afternoon, I will get the updates posted here. Thanks for tagging along with us.  We enjoy your ...

Highlights of Costa Rica, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Highlights of Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by dctravelbug

While the Caribbean side of Costa Rica doesn't have great beaches, the wildlife is very cool.  Different people have different opinions about Tortuguero.  I loved it.  There is nothing more amazing than watching a giant green turtle drop a ...

Turtle Night, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtle Night

A travel blog entry by yelkins

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... which are notoriously hard to spot up in the trees. 2 hours in we stopped off in Rio Danta for a delicious typical Costa Rican breakfast of rice and beans at Mawamba Lodge. The restaurant was surrounded by dense woodland so we took this opportunity to go ...

Howling What?, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Howling What?

A travel blog entry by yelkins

Our restless sleep was interrupted with an abrupt awakening. We later found out that the noise that we put down to a gorilla being in the room with us was actually the sound of Howler monkeys. It's not hard to see where they got the name from. We decided ...

No Leatherbacks, but plenty of other animals, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

No Leatherbacks, but plenty of other animals

A travel blog entry by t_rev1980

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... I went solo on an early morning canoe trip through the rivers in the jungle. What a highlight. The jungle was beautiful, and we spotted all sorts of reptilians, birds, and monkeys on the trip. Costa Rica proved to truly be a wildlife ...

More Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

More Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by bargreenwood

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Today had barely started when we had our second David Attenborough moment!  Straight after breakfast we started a boat exploration of the canals when almost opposite the hotel we had a wonderful view of a three toed sloth feeding in a tree right ...

Transfer from Arenal to Tortuguero ( the Atlantic), Pococí, Costa Rica travel blog

Transfer from Arenal to Tortuguero ( the Atlantic)

A travel blog entry by celiaz

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... the next 2 days. We boarded a big bus and 20 of us from different parts of the world were heading for the Mawamba resort in Tortuguero. After a couple of hours of driving on all types of roads, we get to the Tortuguero River and board a boat all 20 of ...

In the jungle again 28-29 June, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

In the jungle again 28-29 June

A travel blog entry by jones2000

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We have travelled now to the Tortuguero region of Costa Rica which is on the north east coast of the country. This area has a narrow strip of land which straddles the Atlantic Ocean and the river/lagoon waterway and there is an abundance of wildlife ...

Tortuguero Turtle Trip, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero Turtle Trip

A travel blog entry by ms.radinsky

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... mother reminded them we were sleeping.  (I am just kidding, or jk).  We spent the morning walking the trails of Tortuguero and saw many animals: crabs, iguanas, basilisk lizards (remember the lizard that runs on top of the water that some ...

Guide me a River, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Guide me a River

A travel blog entry by steve_julie

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... wet and approximately seven pounds. But, she is a firecracker so the energy is high. We make our way deep into the Tortuguero River, which is rich with exotic birds, lined by dense foliage and DEADLY!!! Actually, they tell us there are some crocs, but ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by helen-and-matt

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First stop - Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

First stop - Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by trissy

... bed and were a bit concerned about the next day................. Saturday We were up very early again (5.30) for a trip along the Tortuguero River before breakfast!  This was great, and we did see some wildlife, including a toucan!  This was ...

Laura Dora, the explorer....., Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Laura Dora, the explorer.....

A travel blog entry by senoritas-cr

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... ;iguanas. This animal spotting is thirsty work and so we head to the local town for a beer and a look around. This is raw Costa Rica, walking around the local houses, where you can hire boots??! See them chilling out and all the random dogs hanging out. ...

tortuguero bound, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

tortuguero bound

A travel blog entry by tunes

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... were from Bath -sp?).  Moin is a few miles north of Limon.  On the map it looks like one big canal to Tortuguero National Park, but it's really a maze of canals and river channels.  Two or three times we were able to see the Caribbean from ...

Costa Rica in 15 days, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica in 15 days

A travel blog entry by gerad-and-lisa

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... we were pumped, another day on the road and a new border to cross. We knew it was going to be a bit different crossing into Costa Rica as we had heard they are a lot stricter with their visa, sometimes even making you show proof of onward travel and bank ...

Travel to Tortugeuro or uhh Turtle head centro?!?!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Travel to Tortugeuro or uhh Turtle head centro?!?!

A travel blog entry by sheena-andy

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We woke up bright and early and headed out after a quick breakfast at Hotel Luisiana. Again we were without a real map or GPS so there was plenty of interesting turns and horn honkings.  We purchased a couple of bottles of water and it was over ...

Snapshot - macaw, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Snapshot - macaw

A travel blog entry by alexbicknell

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Green turtles, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Green turtles

A travel blog entry by allieadventures

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... birds, and a cayman.  Its was OK. I got a tip from a fellow traveler who suggest to go to another part of Costa Rica to see more wild life. That afternoon I went walking on a black beach, the same beach I saw the turtles the previous night. I ...

Biodiversity in Tortuguero, Cantón de Pococí, Costa Rica travel blog

Biodiversity in Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by costarica2015

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... themselves so well amidst a backdrop of rich greens and earthy browns. There are four species of monkey in this region of Costa Rica including the White Faced Capuchin, the Squirrel Monkey, the Spider Monkey and the Howler Monkey. We saw a Spider ...

The long trek back, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

The long trek back

A travel blog entry by harryvs

Because of the irregularity of the boats and the long connection times we woke up at 5 and took the 6am boat in the pouring rain back to the quayside where we picked up a rickety old bus which took us to another bus station in Cariari where we took the ...

Dschungel pur und Mordsgewitter, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Dschungel pur und Mordsgewitter

A travel blog entry by peter.erne.58

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... 'chst häufig langsam fahren, um nicht mit Treibholz zu kollidieren. Dann gehts in rasanter Fahrt in Richtung Tortuguero. Unterwegs können wir verschiedene Tiere beobachten, Wir erhalten genügend Zeit zum Bilder schiessen. Höhepunkt sind die riesigen ...

Dschungelparadies, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Dschungelparadies

A travel blog entry by sarahandi

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... am chillen und geniesse die Sonne und die ruhige Minuten. Mit dem Boot geht es dann auf dem Kanal Richtung Tortuguero. Unser Guide erzaehlt mir begeistert von Krodkodilen und wir sehen Klammeraffen und Echsen. Die Bootsfahrt war ein echtes Highlight am ...

Adios Tortuguero.  Hola Puerto Viejo!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Adios Tortuguero. Hola Puerto Viejo!

A travel blog entry by hughsie23

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Early mornings are beautiful in Tortuguero so we woke up early so we could enjoy our last breakfast outside on the dock before the boat to Moin came to pick us up.  Over coffee, eggs and toast we watched as the village slowly came back to ...

Tortuguero--the beginning, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero--the beginning

A travel blog entry by rkushner

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Colors of Nature, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Colors of Nature

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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Hi Everyone,     Today, Day 4 of my travel, I have arranged for a packaged tour to Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Our guide, Francesca, drove to the city center to pick us up. Going along with my dad and ...

Acrostics from Tortuguero - by Ben and Gyles, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Acrostics from Tortuguero - by Ben and Gyles

A travel blog entry by alexbicknell

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... leaves Rubbing our backs on the branches Munching at the top of the Almond tree Colourful parrots Amazing to see them Wild in Costa Rica Camouflaged under the mangroves Along the top of the water In the shadows Motionless A surprise it was Now we've seen ...

Day  26, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 26

A travel blog entry by jomole

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... take some photos and then drove for 3 hours to get to the farm by the river where we were to park the car and catch the boat to Tortuguero at 1.00.  We got there at 12.40 only to be told that the boat had left and the next one would be at 4.30!  ...

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