Travel Blogs from Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero National Park

A travel blog entry by elainevickers

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After a night´s rest I was up early again and this time travelled by bus and boat to Tortuguero National Park in the north-east of Costa Rica. The park is mainly jungle but stretches to the Carribean coast where thousands of nesting turtles come to lay ...

Chasing Turtles, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Chasing Turtles

A travel blog entry by benandbea

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... , but our feet were in pieces. Went back to the room and watched videos on Youtube of turtles laying their eggs. From Tortuguero we headed to Costa Rica's capital San Jose. Nothin to report on this city apart from how bland and dull it is. The guide books ...

Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica, Tortuguero and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by timothy

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... and to keep the place tidy. The amount of litter is pretty disgusting here and is one of the only things that puts me off Costa Rica. People really don't seem to care which is such a shame as their country is so beautiful. Was very reluctant at first but ...

Riding the canals, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Riding the canals

A travel blog entry by diasbuenos

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... types of heron here (white, blue, black, green back, chestnut, blue and small! There are 450 types of Bird here, 900 in Costa Rica!) Parrots (they stay in pairs form life and die when the other one does, I've formed a new favourite bird!) Snakebird (neck ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by la-buena-vida

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L'arrivée à tortugero se fait soit par les airs, soit par voie maritime, on choisit donc de rejoindre l'ile en bateau! Après une heure de bus depuis Cariari on arrive au bord d'un petit canal (6 mètres de large, 1 mètre de profondeur), ni ponton, ni ...

the carib coast, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

the carib coast

A travel blog entry by loisandbrian

We aare now on the Caribbean coast. Today we travelled by boat to this wonderful spit of sand between the ocean and a river. We saw dozens of animal species and bird species in the nation park we passed through. The ocean beach is hundreds of miles ...

Tortuguero - Monkeys,Bites,Rain ... But No Turtles, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero - Monkeys,Bites,Rain ... But No Turtles

A travel blog entry by garygapyear

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Spent a couple of days at Tortuguero which is a national park area on the caribbean coast of Costa Rica covering both inland rainforest and a marine area. It´s most famous (and gets it´s name) for being a nesting area for different types of turtles such ...

Hot hot heat, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Hot hot heat

A travel blog entry by swyla.travel

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... before we sat on our patio by the dock and updated the blog. The night was still and air cool, our last night in Torteguero. With an 11:15am departure time we will have a chance to sleep in for a 6 hour trip to the capital city of Costa Rica, San Jose. ...

Parismina, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Parismina

A travel blog entry by nrt_coulton

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... in itself was quite an adventure. La Semana Santa (the Holy Week - Easter / Paques)is just about to begin here in Costa Rica. This means all the Ticos (Costa Ricans) are on their main annual holiday and travelling throughout the country. Anyway, ended ...

Green sea turtles laying eggs on the beach!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Green sea turtles laying eggs on the beach!

A travel blog entry by jo_ellen

... from San Jose before catching a barge-like boat an hour downstream towards the coast. Someone had previously described Tortuguero to me as Costa Rica's Venice, but in my opinion this is seriously misleading. The village is surrounded by a large networks ...

National geographique, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

National geographique

A travel blog entry by simonetmartina

Pleins les yeux , des tortues de plus d'un metre cinquante qui mettent bas... ...

Mit Bus und Boot nach Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Mit Bus und Boot nach Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by bernd_koss

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... Nationalpark Tortuguero liegt das gleichnamige Dorf Tortuguero, in welchem etwa 700 Menschen leben. Tortuguero liegt an der Karibikküste des mittelamerikanischen Staates Costa Rica, etwa 40 km von der nicaraguanischen Grenze entfernt in der Provinz ...

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 ...

The turtle place, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

The turtle place

A travel blog entry by out_of_here

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... walk and three hour wait for the bus to La Pavona, two hours on that bus and then another hour and half on a river boat. I love Tortuguero!!! It´s not often you find a place where you think, I just got here and I never want to leave, but this is one of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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