Travel Blogs from Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Turtle Power !, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtle Power !

A travel blog entry by trush-parul2011

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Tortuguero - 11th sept We left la Fortuna at 6am for a 5 /6 hour journey north east to Tortuguero which means "turtle place" in Spanish . We were told this was the egg laying season so we should be able to see the whole egg laying process. On the way ...

Animal Spotting, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Animal Spotting

A travel blog entry by adamz

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Day 1 - Banana Planatation, Tropical Garden, River Boat, Town Another early start. Lots of people on the bus but most of them heading for the rafting trip. As a result was initially wandering if I had gotten on the right bus. In the end only two other ...

Jungle Cruises!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Jungle Cruises!

A travel blog entry by teirrac

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Sunday we left San Jose behind, and headed to Tortuguero on Costa Rica's east coast.  The trip there included a 2 hour drive on paved roads, about 2 more hours on dirt road and then a 1.5 hour ride boat trip through the canals...so it was pretty ...

Touren, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Touren

A travel blog entry by bernd_koss

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Heute standen drei Touren auf dem Programm. Das Ziel war immer Wildlife zu spotten. Einige Vögel, Leguane, Geckos, Faultiere, Affen und Fledermäuse konnten wir ausfindig machen. Am Nachmittag gab es dann noch ein verstecktes kleines Krokodil ...

Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Parque Nacional Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by coma-weltreise

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... 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 ...

Loving to Learn in Tortuguero, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Loving to Learn in Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by sjsil

Hello, Daniel and I just finished three nights on the edge of the Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The park is named and famous for the endangered turtles that nest on its sandy beaches. Unfortunately, the turtles ...

Op vakantie, small corn islands, Nicaragua travel blog

Op vakantie

A travel blog entry by micheleen

Na zeven weken studeren gaan we vanmiddag op vakantie naar de Small Corn Islands. Wel een vreemd gevoel om Granada te verlaten want we hebben het hier prima naar ons zin. We hebben besloten om eerst naar de Corn Islands te gaan om even bij te komen van ...

Torteguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Torteguero

A travel blog entry by lee-anna

... of Amazonia like jungle on the Caribbean coast can only be reached by boat. We set off from the main city of Limon to Tortuguero on what we thought was a strait-forward transfer, only to find that we were on yet another jungle tour. Initially unimpressed, ...

rain, then more rain in the canoe!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

rain, then more rain in the canoe!

A travel blog entry by mogandfrog

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... to wait awhile. Sure enough a few minutes later, the skies opened and torrential rain came down and continued for a few hours. Tortuguero is one of the rainiest places on the planet apparently! After the sky cleared, we took our host's canoe out. Soon ...

Frogs and spiders and other things!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Frogs and spiders and other things!

A travel blog entry by mogandfrog

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... to the top, we eventually found it and climbed up a steep path to the summit where we were rewarded with great views over Tortuguero with the coastline curving into the distance. Today is Tom's birthday but he wasn't allowed a lie-in! Instead we were up ...

Journey to the Caribic and all over the country!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Journey to the Caribic and all over the country!

A travel blog entry by aileenchen

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Aileen and I got very excited, when we were about to leave for our first big journey through Costa Rica together with our friend Lars, that we met last summer on the island in Croatia working with RUF. We got all tickled about the new places and things ...

White lobster, Islas de Maiz, Nicaragua travel blog

White lobster

A travel blog entry by dora_and_andrew

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Arriving in Big ...

Wow what a trip, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Wow what a trip

A travel blog entry by mogandfrog

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We have finally arrived in Tortuguero after an early 5AM start and epic journey. We landed in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, last night and booked ourselves into a cheap backpackers place. Unfortunately our room was right next to the bar which ...

Tortuguero river cruise, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero river cruise

A travel blog entry by mogandfrog

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We went on an amazing 3 hour boat trip this morning up the Tortuguero canals, a series of waterways which run parallel to the coast. We left at 6am on our host's electric powered (silent) boat. It rained very heavily in the night but cleared up just ...

Is this paradise?, Limon, Costa Rica travel blog

Is this paradise?

A travel blog entry by kimmilew

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... been so in awe of my surroundings as I have been in my short time here! There really is no way to describe the beauty of Costa Rica but I will do my best to explain and hopefully the pictures will help! This weekend Chelsea, Shawn and I took a trip to ...

Paradise day 2, Limon, Costa Rica travel blog

Paradise day 2

A travel blog entry by kimmilew

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... . This time the animals really wanted to be seen! We came across all 3 types of monkeys that they have in this part of Costa Rica : howler, spider, and white faced. The howler monkeys were so loud, and once one started howling, they all wanted to do it! ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by rsb82

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... , as we had to catch a bus at 7:30 for the dreaded, pickpocket filled town of Limon. Traveling to the turtle reserve in Tortuguero is quite a long haul, involving a one hour public bus ride to port and then a four hour boat ride through a series of ...

Wildlife Galore by Sandra, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Wildlife Galore by Sandra

A travel blog entry by weemcd

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We visited this area with one aim in mind - to see the Green Turtles laying their eggs on the beach, but the last part of the journey is by boat and en route we saw crocodiles and monkeys as well as many birds, the adventure had begun! The ...

Cool Contrast in Costa Rica, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Cool Contrast in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by swanning_around

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Costa Rica 1 - 8 April At the end of the previous blog we had arrived at Trogon Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota. What a contrast with all our previous stops. It was very cold at night and although the sun shone during the day there was only about 3 to 4 hours ...

PROVIDENCIA, SAN ANDRES ISLAND, Colombia travel blog

PROVIDENCIA

A travel blog entry by travelingg

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The 2 days on the island of Providencia was a nice break from the tourist hustle of Cartagena. Though the island's not as lush as I'd imagined, we're still weeks away from any kind of rainy season. However, Providencia's winning quality stems from it's ...

Turtles (lack of), Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtles (lack of)

A travel blog entry by thecannons

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... KSpace. What do you think guys, perhaps we could all gather on Regent Street and wave to our guests as they arrive? Tortuguero National Park is renowned for its turtles, particulalrly, when they come ashore to nest. We spent an evening walking about 4kms ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by algo_77

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Apres une pause d'une journee a San Jose pour recuperer Magda, on est retourne sur la cote des Caraibes au Tortuguero pour essayer d'apercevoir des tortues de mer venues faire leur nid sur la plage. Apres un long periple en bus puis en barque pour arriver ...

Crocodile Dundee in Jurassic Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Crocodile Dundee in Jurassic Park

A travel blog entry by jcgallagher

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... Red Sea and a train follows on through the road. Bizarre to say the least. We have managed to make our way to Tortuguero aka Jurassic Park. The only way here is via boat. And of course we were chugging along when suddenly the driver stopped, tapped ...

Wildlife Galore!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Wildlife Galore!

A travel blog entry by bethh1902

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We'll we were up at 5am to catch a boat ride through Tortuguero National Park. What an adventure! In two hours, we saw a poisonous yellow eyelash viper, a cayman, howler monkeys, spider monkeys and white faced monkeys, herons and toucans and so many other ...

Tortuguero Village, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero Village

A travel blog entry by jschwindt

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... times of the day. They do a great job of taking care of the grounds and the rooms. We went for the short walk through Tortuguero Village and returned to check in.  The rest of the day we made plans for travel and tours in the future. Most ...

Now THIS is the Costa Rica I've Been Dreaming Of!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Now THIS is the Costa Rica I've Been Dreaming Of!

A travel blog entry by bethh1902

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So San Jose was ok, but truthfully it was not what I think of when I think of Costa Rica. I guess I'm not a city girl. Actually, I KNOW I'm not a city girl! So it was great to pack up and catch our bus to Tortuguero, which is on the Caribbean coast. We ...

Tortuguero 1, Limon, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero 1

A travel blog entry by geuensgorissen

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... , even later konden we zonder kleerscheuren en met alle ledematen terug in de boot kruipen zodat we verder konden varen. Costa Rica zou Costa Rica natuurlijk niet zijn zonder één of ander technisch defect en ja hoor... een half uur later liet de ...

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 ...

The Real Costa Rica, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

The Real Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by patrice_eoin

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... our previous entry, the tour guide helped us find perfect accommodation for only $8 per person, per night. This was extremely cheap for Costa Rica. The village itself was small with a collection of houses, a hand full of hotels and gift shops. The day of ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by susranita

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... tenía encanto: solitaria, de arena oscura y con troncos y restos vegetales blanqueados por el sol y semienterrados. El pueblo de Tortuguero es un conjunto de casitas sencillas. Los caminos no están asfaltados y el único tráfico que hay, son algunas ...

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