Travel Blogs from Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Midnight Turtle Hunting - one wild ride!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Midnight Turtle Hunting - one wild ride!

A travel blog entry by neonguy

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... the rain was so loud.  According to my guide, there are 7 species of marine turtles in the world.  6 of them native to Costa Rica (C.R. for now on).  4 species that come to lay eggs on this 22 mile stretch of beach.  They are the ...

fix und fertig, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

fix und fertig

A travel blog entry by jann_und_franzi

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... Eintraege sind bisher so kurz da wir heute 13 std gebraucht haben um von Monte Verde hierher zu kommen...und bis wir in Tortuguero angekommen sind hatten wir nur zwei Toasts und ein belegtes Brot zum Fruehstueck.. morgen frueh gehts um 6 uhr gleich wieder ...

Bootstour, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Bootstour

A travel blog entry by sarahandi

Unser erster Tag in Tortuguero faengt bereits um 5.00 an. Los geht es mit dem Kanu durch die Dschungelwaelder, in denen Klammeraffen, bunte Voegel, Seeotter und Leguane auf uns warten. Leider koennen wir nicht baden - im Meer sharks, im Fluss ...

Tortuguero Nationaal Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero Nationaal Park

A travel blog entry by jeroenmartens

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by hollydeacon

... Turtles, Kingfishers, Butterflies, Lizards... and loads more! It was a great consolation to not seeing the laying Turtles. Also in Tortuguero we sampled some Caribbean cuisine, and paddled in the warm Caribbean sea, and sunbathed on the black sand! It ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by indiana-jane

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... sahen.. Nur eben Regenwald, es regnete ich war nass bis auf die Haut.. Trotz dem Schildkrötenbaby und dem schönsten Leguane würde ich Tortuguero nicht mehr besuchen.. es ist zu 100% verkauft.. touristisch und jeder Schritt kostet ...

Trek to Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica travel blog

Trek to Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by cdevans84

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... , my phone was being dumb and I couldn't get a picture, but it was an awesome sight to see. When we arrive at Tortuguero, a tiny village, our guide walked us to the perfect little hotel right on the beach, far from the noise of the town. After ...

Turtles!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtles!

A travel blog entry by tom_jenny

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This morning we woke up and the van that was to take us to the water taxi to Tortuguero was early so we rushed out of the hostel without even brushing our teeth.  In the van we met the couple we had seen at the swimming hole who ended up being Rick ...

Turtleguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtleguero

A travel blog entry by big_road_trip

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Our first place in costa rica was Tortuguero, now named Turtleguero. It was a hotel in the rainforest. we got there by boat. It was a great place .we  had to get up at five o clock to go on a boat trip to go into the jungle. We saw some spider ...

Please let there be turtles....., Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Please let there be turtles.....

A travel blog entry by dianaford

I got up very early the next day for my 6am pick up to go to the rainforest jungle national park of Tortuguero. After 3.5 hrs by bus and 1.5 hrs by boat we arrived at a jungle paradise!! The turtle shaped pool, the little cabins surrounded by beautiful ...

Day 12-14, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 12-14

A travel blog entry by calinedaun23

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... alacari 6)     Caimen: it’s the smallest of the alligator and crocidile. There are no alligators in costa rica. They have 2 eyelids. They are very much scared of humans because they don’t attack anything larger then them. ...

Tortuguero day 1/3, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero day 1/3

A travel blog entry by matt.s.wise

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... nest and lay their eggs.  After a bit of research I worked out the best way to get from La Fortuna to Tortuguero Village (just outside the national park itself).  This involved the following sequence of buses: La Fortuna to Ciudad Quesada ...

Tortuguero day 2/3, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero day 2/3

A travel blog entry by matt.s.wise

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If we thought yesterday was wet, what does that make today? Everywhere is flooded. And February is supposed to be relatively dry! We were hoping to go on a canoe trip or boat trip today, not necessarily to see turtles as it is the wrong time of year to ...

Skildpadder for dummies, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Skildpadder for dummies

A travel blog entry by christian1986

Idag skulle vi naa vores foerste maal i Costa Rica: Byen Tortuguero der ligger midt i en stor jungle nationalpark. Vi var tidligt oppe for at tage en bus dertil, og koerte et paent stykke vaek fra San Jose i et astadigt tempo. Undervejs var der dog en ...

If you could just get out and push the boat..., Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

If you could just get out and push the boat...

A travel blog entry by crag_and_pao

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... had always wanted to see one.  So all in all the three of us were very happy with our little trip to the animal filled Tortuguero! The next morning we decided to head off again to our next destination.  Again we had to take a boat ride out, this ...

Tortuguero State Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero State Park

A travel blog entry by cartercostarica

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... ).  I will take lots of photos and keep a journal while we are there.  Once we hit Fortuna (central Costa Rica) on Thursday afternoon, I will get the updates posted here. Thanks for tagging along with us.  We enjoy your ...

Highlights of Costa Rica, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Highlights of Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by dctravelbug

While the Caribbean side of Costa Rica doesn't have great beaches, the wildlife is very cool.  Different people have different opinions about Tortuguero.  I loved it.  There is nothing more amazing than watching a giant green turtle drop a ...

No Leatherbacks, but plenty of other animals, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

No Leatherbacks, but plenty of other animals

A travel blog entry by t_rev1980

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... I went solo on an early morning canoe trip through the rivers in the jungle. What a highlight. The jungle was beautiful, and we spotted all sorts of reptilians, birds, and monkeys on the trip. Costa Rica proved to truly be a wildlife ...

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 ...

In the jungle again 28-29 June, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

In the jungle again 28-29 June

A travel blog entry by jones2000

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We have travelled now to the Tortuguero region of Costa Rica which is on the north east coast of the country. This area has a narrow strip of land which straddles the Atlantic Ocean and the river/lagoon waterway and there is an abundance of wildlife ...

Tortuguero Turtle Trip, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero Turtle Trip

A travel blog entry by ms.radinsky

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... mother reminded them we were sleeping.  (I am just kidding, or jk).  We spent the morning walking the trails of Tortuguero and saw many animals: crabs, iguanas, basilisk lizards (remember the lizard that runs on top of the water that some ...

Guide me a River, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Guide me a River

A travel blog entry by steve_julie

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... wet and approximately seven pounds. But, she is a firecracker so the energy is high. We make our way deep into the Tortuguero River, which is rich with exotic birds, lined by dense foliage and DEADLY!!! Actually, they tell us there are some crocs, but ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by helen-and-matt

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First stop - Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

First stop - Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by trissy

... bed and were a bit concerned about the next day................. Saturday We were up very early again (5.30) for a trip along the Tortuguero River before breakfast!  This was great, and we did see some wildlife, including a toucan!  This was ...

Laura Dora, the explorer....., Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Laura Dora, the explorer.....

A travel blog entry by senoritas-cr

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... ;iguanas. This animal spotting is thirsty work and so we head to the local town for a beer and a look around. This is raw Costa Rica, walking around the local houses, where you can hire boots??! See them chilling out and all the random dogs hanging out. ...

Costa Rica in 15 days, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica in 15 days

A travel blog entry by gerad-and-lisa

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... we were pumped, another day on the road and a new border to cross. We knew it was going to be a bit different crossing into Costa Rica as we had heard they are a lot stricter with their visa, sometimes even making you show proof of onward travel and bank ...

Travel to Tortugeuro or uhh Turtle head centro?!?!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Travel to Tortugeuro or uhh Turtle head centro?!?!

A travel blog entry by sheena-andy

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We woke up bright and early and headed out after a quick breakfast at Hotel Luisiana. Again we were without a real map or GPS so there was plenty of interesting turns and horn honkings.  We purchased a couple of bottles of water and it was over ...

Green turtles, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Green turtles

A travel blog entry by allieadventures

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... birds, and a cayman.  Its was OK. I got a tip from a fellow traveler who suggest to go to another part of Costa Rica to see more wild life. That afternoon I went walking on a black beach, the same beach I saw the turtles the previous night. I ...

The long trek back, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

The long trek back

A travel blog entry by harryvs

Because of the irregularity of the boats and the long connection times we woke up at 5 and took the 6am boat in the pouring rain back to the quayside where we picked up a rickety old bus which took us to another bus station in Cariari where we took the ...

Dschungel pur und Mordsgewitter, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Dschungel pur und Mordsgewitter

A travel blog entry by peter.erne.58

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... 'chst häufig langsam fahren, um nicht mit Treibholz zu kollidieren. Dann gehts in rasanter Fahrt in Richtung Tortuguero. Unterwegs können wir verschiedene Tiere beobachten, Wir erhalten genügend Zeit zum Bilder schiessen. Höhepunkt sind die riesigen ...

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