Travel Blogs from Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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nesting sea turtles, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

nesting sea turtles

A travel blog entry by robparkin

I think I may have witnessed one of the greatest occurrences in nature. We went out for a practice night walk and weren't feeling particularly confident as it is still not turtle season. However, our leader saw some tracks, went up to investigate and ...

Pineapple Daiquiri, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Pineapple Daiquiri

A travel blog entry by kurz_costa_rica

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Never had this wonderful adult beverage before...it is absolutely ...

Mar 06, 2012, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Mar 06, 2012

A travel blog entry by allishatch

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Kanufahren, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Kanufahren

A travel blog entry by kseto2012

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... wir wieder Barbara und eine Schweizer Familie für die Kanutour. Per Kanu ging es dann auf dem Wasserweg in den Nationalpark Tortuguero. Wieder haben wir Kaimane gesehen, aber auch Brüll- und Klammeraffen. Bei der wunderschönen Fahrt durch den Dschungel ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by michaelm

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... Schildkroeten ungestoert nesten koennen. Von den acht existierenden Meeresschildkroeten dieser Welt legen sechs ihre Eier in Costa Rica und vier davon in Tortuguero. Grund genug, mal an diesen Ort an der Atlantikkueste hinzufahren um die Tierchen unter ...

If men were like mosquitoes..., Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

If men were like mosquitoes...

A travel blog entry by sarabosaw

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... trip is coming to an end, but soooo glad to be getting away from the skeeters tomorrow.  So, after a long trek to Tortuguero National Park, I have found my turtles.  Por fin!  Tortugas!  I had some seriously good luck, too.  ...

Giant turtles and howler monkeys, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Giant turtles and howler monkeys

A travel blog entry by dylang

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... any pics as it was not allowed. We took some eggs and had them for breakfast the next day ... just kidding!! We only stayed one night in Tortuguero, and continued on our trip the next day after the flipping howler monkeys woke us all up at 4AM. Buggers!! ...

Last day in Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Last day in Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by kurz_costa_rica

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Enyoy these photos...last day in ...

Costa Rica Part 1, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica Part 1

A travel blog entry by raistlin_78

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... weeks earlier. But I shook that off pretty quickly once I actually started doing these things. Arrived here without knowing a single thing about Costa Rica and what I was going to do. Had planned to figure it all out when I was in Toronto but I should ...

Orosi to Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Orosi to Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by avengerpenguins

It’s worth mentioning at this point that much of rural Costa Rica lives by the sun. At this latitude, sunrise is usually around 6 a.m. and sunset 6 p.m. People get up early and most activity finishes around sunset. People eat and then go to bed. The ...

Tortuguero River and National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero River and National Park

A travel blog entry by avengerpenguins

After a pleasant early breakfast we were straight into the boat and out on the river. Good birds appeared almost immediately, with Amazon and Ringed Kingfishers. A pair of toucans in a riverside tree turned out to be one of each - both Keel-billed and ...

Off to the Rain Forest!!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Off to the Rain Forest!!

A travel blog entry by jp122163

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... the mountains and at one point, we stopped near the summit where the temperature must have been about 10C! Brrr! Saw many volcanoes (Costa Rica has 112 inactive and 9 active ones). Saw my first accident on the highway -- semi truck and trailer on ...

Turtles!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtles!

A travel blog entry by bargreenwood

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... road we passed one shanty town but apparently most of the population considered themselves middle class (lower middle or upper).  Costa Rica is a stable democracy whose government abolished the armed forces in 1948 and used all the money saved on ...

Day 2: Tortuguero national park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 2: Tortuguero national park

A travel blog entry by jtorres7

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... turtles. We stayed at a lodge in the middle of the canals. The only way to get there was by boat. One cool fact about Tortuguero is that it was used as a training ground by Fidel Castro before he landed in Cuba to begin his revolution. Later on, this ...

Krokodillen tranen, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Krokodillen tranen

A travel blog entry by marloes-leander

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... hoop geneuzel om door de takken heen te komen lagen we uiteindelijk direct naast de kaaiman en hebben we hem om de beurt in zijn staart geknepen........ De andere dagen in Tortuguero waren mooi maar regenachtig en het eten was op 1 maaltijd na erg lekker. ...

Hiking in the jungle, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Hiking in the jungle

A travel blog entry by kurz_costa_rica

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Went hiking in the jungle today for 2 hrs. Monkeys were missing in action.But we saw a very cute poisonous frog..see if u can spot him in one of the photos...hint ...

What a way to wake up, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

What a way to wake up

A travel blog entry by duffer56

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Lizards & howler ...

Costa Rica : Bienvenu à 'touriste land', Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica : Bienvenu à 'touriste land'

A travel blog entry by surledep

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Alors, si vous cherchez un coin en Amérique Centrale sans vouloir être ennuyé par les locaux, il faut essayer le Costa Rica et en particulier les 2 premières villes où je suis passé. Imaginez qqs rues avec des boutiques d'artisanat dont la ...

Pura vida en Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura vida en Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by juflynn

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... crocodile qui fait une petite siesta au soleil et quelques autres curieux qui nous regarde passer dans notre loncha. Arrivée à Tortuguero, le soleil et la chaleur sont au rendez vous mais la mer un peu dangereuse pour une longue baignade. Miss ...

chilling at budda, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

chilling at budda

A travel blog entry by robparkin

So, this will be short as off phone. Training week done and am now a first aider and know many birds. I have been out in the June a few times and ha e been blown away by the diversity. The camp is incredible and the pros are great, food is good and life ...

An isolated paradise, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

An isolated paradise

A travel blog entry by harryvs

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... I got off it was immediately noticeable- no cars! Just the sound of put put motorboats every now and again and oh! A toucan (a symbol of Costa Rica) swooped over my head and missed me by just a few inches. I could tell I liked this place. The high street ...

police raids, hammocks and chicken raves, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

police raids, hammocks and chicken raves

A travel blog entry by robparkin

... at a local bar which was very enjoyable and we got fried chicken! Also nearly stepped on the most venomous snake in all of Costa Rica! I have been given information on where my placement could be. High in the cloud forest of central Costa Rica. I would ...

Tortuguero Day 3, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero Day 3

A travel blog entry by jeroenmartens

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Crazy Adventures, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Crazy Adventures

A travel blog entry by ashleysblog

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Well it has been a while and there has been a lot of excitement here in Costa Rica! I will start with the week before Thanksgiving. We had a pretty exciting moment in my classroom. I was at the front of my class teaching with my door open to the outside ...

Carlos the turtle, Limon, Costa Rica travel blog

Carlos the turtle

A travel blog entry by drriosdds

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... made our way via bus, boat, and treking through deep forest the a brick wall of humidity to the most beautiful place on earth: Tortuguero Costa Rica! After waking up in time for the 5:30 am bus pickup time, which was a challenge in itself, I got picked up ...

October 2009 Road Trip:  Part 2, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

October 2009 Road Trip: Part 2

A travel blog entry by senoritacasitas

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... ;If you ever get the chance to eat here, take time to read the menu as it chronicles the history of Tortuguero's first restaurant.  The offerings were mostly typical dishes with great presentation and friendly service.  The portions were huge ...

Treasures in the Sand, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Treasures in the Sand

A travel blog entry by lizzyness

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... 11 ecological habitats, 300 bird species, 57 amphibians types, 111 reptile groups, plus 13 of Costa Rica’s 16 endangered species.  Tortuguero must be reached by river taxi which helps maintain its ecological diversity and pristine quality, yet ...

A full day of fun, sun and more, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

A full day of fun, sun and more

A travel blog entry by neonguy

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... make eye contact with me for some reason, and I find this true thus far for both San Jose, Cariari, Tortuguero, and I suspect the rest of Costa Rica.  People are generally friendly once they are approached, but rarely will they initiate eye ...

Our Cute lodge, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Our Cute lodge

A travel blog entry by kurz_costa_rica

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On our way through the Canal to the lodge we saw a monkey swimming across 600 hundred feet of water. I have a picture but it is on my camera. But here are a few pictures of where we are in day two...pouring rain at the moment ...

Day 21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday

A travel blog entry by michelleincr

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... to bed. Saturday Woke up at 5:20 because I met Steffie and Nick at the school at 5:45 to take a taxi downtown to Grand Hotel Costa Rica where we were picked up for the tour to Tortuguero.  We hopped on the bus around 6:20 and picked up a few other ...

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