Travel Blogs from Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Pirates and Turtle-Ninjas, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Pirates and Turtle-Ninjas

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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During the second week we finally got started with surveys. We get divided into small groups performing various ones through a well planned schedule. My first one was a so called "Bass-survey", Bass meaning Biodiversity assessment. This means a small ...

Tortuguero aka Paradise, Limon, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero aka Paradise

A travel blog entry by flipflop.chels

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Waking up before 6 has become pretty customary to me here in Costa Rica, the sunrises before 6, the busses are already running by 5 and we have had to get up very early many times this trip! Yesterday we had to be ready before 6 so the bus could pick us ...

jungle living, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

jungle living

A travel blog entry by yello22

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stayed at a sweet jungle resort, only accessible by lightaircraft or a boat thru jungle canals, still getting mauled by mozzies. ...

parents visit!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

parents visit!

A travel blog entry by crisi

christmas in tortuguero with my parents and my aunt erika. got there by boat. no cars no roads. beautiful trip, continued to cahuita, arenal, monteverde and some beach no the pacific coast (flying crocodile lodge), gotta look it ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by mpoelzl

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Lots of rain but we are in very pleaseant surroundings in the rainforest right on the Caribbean coast. It´s very different from the other Caribbean destinations we have seen as the sand here is volcanic and the sea very rough. We went on a walk ...

Day 20-22, Costa Rica: Tortuguero National Parc, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 20-22, Costa Rica: Tortuguero National Parc

A travel blog entry by soumimaria

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Welcome to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica! Very popular for its bananas plantations and its exceptional fauna and flora. I was not lucky though to see many animals because of the season but I could still see some and the nature around Tortugero park is ...

Day 27, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 27

A travel blog entry by jomole

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Got up for 6 o'clock start of a guided boat tour to spot wildlife.  Darryl took 6 of us, including Anna and Fred, up the river and into some beautiful inlets where we saw spider monkeys, a turtle, a cayman and lots of birds.  We got back at 9 ...

I am living National Geographic, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

I am living National Geographic

A travel blog entry by kathyjamietrip

... windows, just what an eco lodge would look like.After a lunch of freshly caught fish, we explored he quaint town of  Tortuguero.We went to a charming resteraunt for pizza and the concensus was "who would have imagined a place like this here? ...

Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero National Park

A travel blog entry by emelie78

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... take away that we eat in the hostel. We had gotten a dorm just for the four of us which was nice. We stayed at the Costa Rica backpackers just 5-10 minutes walk from the city centre. The next morning we took the bus to Quepos on the Pacific coast to visit ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by tennille

Tortuguero ...

Het schildpaddendorp, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Het schildpaddendorp

A travel blog entry by wim

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Zoals de naam het zelf al zegt was onze volgende stap het schilpaddendorp, daar waar de schildpadden hun eieren komen leggen en waar zich ook een nationaal park bevind.  We hadden geluk of liever gezegd we haddenhet verdiend van een schildpad te ...

Exploring the Wilderness, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Exploring the Wilderness

A travel blog entry by harryvs

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I woke up at 7 and had some breakfast with a Dutch girl and headed out with her on the tour with a German and two Parisians. The five of us left in our canoe with our guide who seemed to have a fantastic eye for everything. We spotted various types of ...

De la tortue costaricaine à la jungle panaméenne, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

De la tortue costaricaine à la jungle panaméenne

A travel blog entry by surledep

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... évidemment, qui a pété sa chaine de vélo à 10 km de la ville? 'est le poissard... C'était le dernier email du Costa Rica que j'ai finalement à peine vu. Je vous écrits du Panama d'un ensemble d'îles qui s'appellent Bocas del Toro. En dehors de ...

En stille dag i Caribien, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

En stille dag i Caribien

A travel blog entry by christian1986

... -aftentur ind i junglen. Dagen blev brugt paa at ligge i haengekoejer og laese, bade og ellers tage den med ro - helt i costa ricansk aand. Klimaet paa den caribiske kyst er ikke som jeg naivt forventede inden jeg tog afsted med hoej sol og blaa himmel ...

Things lurk not only in the dark, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Things lurk not only in the dark

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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I'm sharing a dorm with a Scotsman, an Aussie, and three juvenile green iguanas, and occasionally a bat and I´m having the time of my life. To say that life here at base-camp is simple is almost an understatement. The buildings (4 small ones) are made ...

Caribbean Dish- Mawamba Lodge, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Caribbean Dish- Mawamba Lodge

A travel blog entry by shanejaime

Hi All! Greetings from the Caribbean! The beaches aren´t as nice, the sand is more a grayish color, but the wildlife is unrivaled anywhere! We saw sloths, monkeys, crocs, otters, toucans, parrots, our favorite green tree frog (green with red eyes ...

turtles and tropical rain forest, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

turtles and tropical rain forest

A travel blog entry by susanneontour

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Costa Rica has a lot to offer and it is hard to decide where to start. But best is, you cannot do anything wrong, everywhere it is nice. Our first excursion led us to Tortuguera, a place where turtles are nesting on the beach. We saw a green sea turtle ...

La Tortuga Feliz, South of Parismina, Costa Rica travel blog

La Tortuga Feliz

A travel blog entry by chum714

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... " project in Costa Rica.  If not, now you have!  For the past two weeks I was on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica volunteering at La Tortuga Feliz. (The Happy Turtle)  I took the bus from San Jose to Bataan where I was met ...

Jungletocht vanuit een bootje, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Jungletocht vanuit een bootje

A travel blog entry by paulineenlex

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De hele nacht heeft het geonweerd en geregend. De donderslagen doen je in je bed trillen. Gelukkig hebben wij een dak boven ons hoofd. Uitslapen bestaat hier niet, om 5:45 uur wacht de gids voor een boottocht. Het is al licht en zonder ontbijt stappen ...

Day Three - Jungle Tours, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Day Three - Jungle Tours

A travel blog entry by mackenzie.egan

... lodge for breakfast, then headed out for a hike in the rainforest. Had to wear rubber boots because it was very muddy. A little Costa Rican girl welcomed us girls with a fresh tropical flower each. On the hike we saw more monkeys, several blue jean ...

Monkeys!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Monkeys!

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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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. ...

Arrival in Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Arrival in Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by thorpedo10

... via boat or plane. It has on one side the carribean sea, and on the other a series of long natuaral and man made canals.Tortuguero literally means 'turtle place' as a lot of turtes come to the coast to lay their eggs before returning to sea. We went for ...

All things turtle, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

All things turtle

A travel blog entry by thorpedo10

-         Early morning boat tour on canals of Tortuguero. Heard the loud howler monkeys. Saw some toucans and other cool birds, a large iguana perched up in a tree and a crocodile swimming through the water towards a ...

Weeks 9 & 10 - JAGUAR!!!, Jaloba, Costa Rica travel blog

Weeks 9 & 10 - JAGUAR!!!

A travel blog entry by karen.toft

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Weeks 9 and 10 together as its been so long since i´ve had internet access that I´ve forgotten most of what happened in these weeks now, so these are the highlights... SAW A JAGUAR!!! Me, Hayden and Lorraine had mile marker maintenance this week.  ...

Tortugero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortugero

A travel blog entry by petora.n

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica, Pococí, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by deborahdowning

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I'm now in Costa Rica!! - staying in the Tortuguera National Park.  Ironic that I'm now back on the Caribbean side of Central America having spent 2 days going through the Panama Canal to get to the other side!!   The only access in is by boat, ...

Day 178, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 178

A travel blog entry by maccamate52

... snake, spider monkies, howler monkies and around 20 toucans. We also saw several other bird species. Had a tour of the Tortuguero canals. Saw many species including iguanas, bats, white faced monkies and several bird species such as the Tiger Egrid. This ...

Week 8 - Skulls and Bones and things, Jaloba, Costa Rica travel blog

Week 8 - Skulls and Bones and things

A travel blog entry by karen.toft

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... week.  Really cute one nesting in the office rafters with babies in its pouch.  According to the Bribri tribe of southern Costa Rica, the four eyed opossum brings death! And that it has.  It´s been a week of dead things.  We smelled ...

notre derniere expedition, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

notre derniere expedition

A travel blog entry by gabrielle.dumas

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... lexpedition commence bien...sauf pe gaby qui a peur en bateau.  En soiree (10h00=heure a laquelle on dort habituellement au Costa Rica), nous partons vers la plage afin de voir la ponte des tortues. Bien que lexperience soit merveilleuse, nous avons ...

To Totuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

To Totuguero National Park

A travel blog entry by pdh61

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... is a hub where all the tour buses congregate in order to offload their passengers onto the river boats for the final leg into Tortuguero National park. It is pouring again, out comes overused poncho and we all pile onto the river boat. Pleasant ride down ...

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