Travel Blogs from Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Turtle Hunting in Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtle Hunting in Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by teamrees

... The rest of that day, and half the next, we spent on a water taxi, and a number of crowded 'chicken buses' right across Costa Rica to the town of La Fortuna in the shadow of the Arenal volcano. Alas, none of the buses actually had people carrying ...

The grubby Rasta with no shoes on!!!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

The grubby Rasta with no shoes on!!!

A travel blog entry by salsita

... lizard which walks on water and tiny little poison dart frogs.  After chilling back on the hammocks we were taken to the village of Tortuguero which was on the same bit of land as the lodge so had the river on one side and the raging sea on the ...

Water and wetness at the town of the Turtles, Tortugero, Costa Rica travel blog

Water and wetness at the town of the Turtles

A travel blog entry by damnfunkin

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... like they were always like that. The increasing number of signs for hidden jungle lodges betrayed our eminent arrival at Tortuguero village, and we rounded a bend, and there it was - a number of ramshackle dwellings partially built over the ...

We're going on a crocodile hunt.., Pococí, Costa Rica travel blog

We're going on a crocodile hunt..

A travel blog entry by em_yannduperrex

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After a reasonably early breakfast, we were ready to go on our canoe tour. The three of us were joined by another couple. Emily was happy when it was announced that the girls didn t have to paddle, although less happy when the girls were given life ...

Boating to Tortuguero, Pococí, Costa Rica travel blog

Boating to Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by em_yannduperrex

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Got up at 6.10 and left by 7.15 to make sure that we would make it in plenty of time to the boat. It turned out that the woman was being extremely over cautious as despite spending 20 minutes driving around looking for where the boat went from ...

This is the jungle Jim!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

This is the jungle Jim!

A travel blog entry by irvin.cane2

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... folk who had taken the public transport finally rattled in. We'd also gained a friend who shared with us his knowledge of Costa Rica and S.America in general.   We were enchanted by the boat journey downriver to Tortuguero.The weather had changed as ...

Turtle hunting, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtle hunting

A travel blog entry by bshorts

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Time for some hardcore nature watching. Tortuguero is an extremely remote village on the east coast of Costa Rica. From the south (where we were coming from) its a three hour boat ride from Moin, itself 15 minutes by cab outside Limon. From the west its 3 ...

The turtle that wasn't there, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

The turtle that wasn't there

A travel blog entry by sheppard

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... , the next morning I was up for the 6am bus to Tortuguero. It was a pleasant and scenic drive (as pretty much every drive in Costa Rica is) stopping for breakfast en route. The last bit of the journey was by boat - we went so fast up very pretty canals ...

TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK - LEATHERBACK TURTLES, Tortuguero , Costa Rica travel blog

TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK - LEATHERBACK TURTLES

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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We left at 6.30 to be transferred to our next hotel at Tortuguero National Park which is near to the Nicaraguan border on the Caribbean sea. The first leg was under two hours when we were transferred to another bus.  This journey took us passed large ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by edkramer

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Who needs roosters when there is howler monkeys, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Who needs roosters when there is howler monkeys

A travel blog entry by eeyore82

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... I wanted to get as fast as possible out of St. José I booked an organized tour to the national park Tortuguero on the carribbean side of Costa Rica- the turtle beach. Just 2 days but packed with activities and impressions that it felt like a week. They ...

Blue jean frogs and toucans, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Blue jean frogs and toucans

A travel blog entry by riege

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This time I went all the way up north of Costa Rica on the Carribean coast to Tortuguero which is also a National Park and has several canals. The lodge was really great and as it was in the middle of nature I was able to see several animals in the hotels ...

it's raining cats n dogs, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

it's raining cats n dogs

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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... types. It didn’t rain so that was also good. This is our last night here, and we are off to Arenal volcano tomorrow. Tortuguero is a nice place to spend a few days, there are loads of lodges around the canals and i would think it gets really busy ...

Canoe trip and turtle spotting, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Canoe trip and turtle spotting

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

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Getting up at 4am is not what Stefan thought a holiday was about...but he would soon be glad he made the effort! Its obvious that to see wildlife at its best one has to adapt to their time tables, and as the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm, ...

Atlantikkueste und Nationalpark Tortugero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Atlantikkueste und Nationalpark Tortugero

A travel blog entry by flitterjahr

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... ), bevor sie uns im Mietwagen mit zurueck nach Alajuela nehmen. Von dort aus wollen wir zur letzten Etappe unserer Costa Rica Reise aufbrechen, zur suedlichen Pazifikkueste, wo die beruehmten Nationalparks Corcovado und Manuel Antonio auf uns ...

To Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

To Tortuguero National Park

A travel blog entry by brownej

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... 8211; I found it interesting at least! We got to the river port and boarded a river boat so head out to the lodge in Tortuguero National Park. The trip was hit by a little bit of rain, disappointing we thought as were traveling. Arriving at the lodge, we ...

The rest of the trip, Tortuguero, Volcano Arenal, Monteverde, Ocotal Beach, Costa Rica travel blog

The rest of the trip

A travel blog entry by ttomei

Hey folks, so I'm gonna wrap this trip so I can start my new one in Spain! So only the highlights - Tortuguero is really great. To travel everywhere is by boat. no cars! It's a national park and it's very beautiful. We got to go kayaking in the ...

Sendero walk, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Sendero walk

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

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... large luggage around a dirt track for 1 km he discovered the meaning of 'real sweat'! Off we went toward the centre of Costa Rica. Only 200 kms away, but another 5 hours involved until we got there....an incredible place. Volcano Poas. We checked ...

Tortugero, mini-Amazon (FR/EN), Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortugero, mini-Amazon (FR/EN)

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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... , a big plus since everything on the island is doubly expensive.   Since the bus network in Costa Rica is centralised in San Jose, going to Tortuguero from the Carribean was a lot more complicated despite it being both in the same region. ...

MONKEYS!, Tortuguera National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

MONKEYS!

A travel blog entry by alasdairnicola

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... boat and it is home to Leatherback Sea Turtles, Monkeys, Sloths, Crocodiles and Camen. Of course, this was Alasdair and Nicola´s Costa Rica Adventure, so something had to go wrong. Turns out the Sloths are nearly extinct here, the Sea Turtles had stopped ...

Apocalypse Wow, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Apocalypse Wow

A travel blog entry by swyla.travel

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Thinking it would be hot and muggy sleeping we left the AC on all night, thinking it was set for fan we were able to sleep as last nights noises were gone. It was colder than anticipated and we suffered through it meaning little sleep before a long ...

Ernesto goes to camp, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Ernesto goes to camp

A travel blog entry by swyla.travel

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5:30 am - Sang and I get up so we can make it to Ernesto by 6:15. We eat oranges on the way as we meander down the main drag. We see Jacky, Jim and Sophie along the way getting into their own canoe for a tour. Jim is anxious because there are no life ...

Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Parque Nacional Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by tugatz

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... !!! (é só escolher o programa da preferência, a realidade corresponde!) Depois, almoço reconfortante em amena cavaqueira sobre Costa Rica, Arizona, Delaware, Unix, Telecomunicações, com um gringo de 65 anos (nem queria acreditar o tipo dava ...

Class IV? Who Needs A Raft?, Rio Pacuare, Turrialba, Siquirres, Costa Rica travel blog

Class IV? Who Needs A Raft?

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... making it in plenty of time. The ride was beautiful, as usual, and different scenery than I had seen in other parts of Costa Rica. Rolling grassy plains with random clusters of trees would appear in lieu of the usual dense forest for large parts of the ...

Tortugas magnificas, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortugas magnificas

A travel blog entry by sarah_brody

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... expensive everywhere it seems. The boat ride was beautiful, we saw some monkeys, birds and even a crocodile!! Exhausted we arrived in Tortuguero, hoping to find a place to stay. It was a full island and we followed the advice of our lovely guide book ...

Why does it always rain on me?, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Why does it always rain on me?

A travel blog entry by martijn1978

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... die als waterweg dienen slechts een 3tal meters. De fauna valt ook hier helaas wat tegen hoewel Tortuguero bekend staat als de Amazone van Costa Rica. De stranden staan bekend als nestplaats voor diverse zeeschildpadden maar het is niet het juiste ...

Turtle gig, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtle gig

A travel blog entry by sarandphil

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After another long journey through Costa Rica we decided to stop over in the capital San Jose for one night. Before arriving in the bus station we had previously decided that we would hike the 2km across town to get to our preferred hostel, however ...

Turtles!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtles!

A travel blog entry by danandloulou

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... of travelling for today. One boat, one taxi and one very full chicken bus later we arrived in Penas Blancas and walked across the border into Costa Rica. From here we made the 6 hour bus ride to San Jose. On arrival in the capital we made our way to a ...

Tortuguero Via La Geest de Taxi Boat, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero Via La Geest de Taxi Boat

A travel blog entry by tugatz

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... de Gotemburgo, a Ingela e a Linda, com que passámos os 4 dias seguintes. A viagem com a Bananero entre os canais da Finca de bananas La Geest (campos e campos a perder de vista) a caminho da magnífico Parque Nacional Tortuguero. As fotos falam por ...

Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Parque Nacional Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by coma-weltreise

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... schon in unserem hübschen Hüttchen einnisten. Nach dem Essen fuhren wir mit unserem Führer Kevin ins "Mitarbeiter-Dorf" Tortuguero – ca. 1'200 Einwohner, wovon praktisch alle für die umliegenden Lodges arbeiten – welches nur per Boot oder ...

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