Travel Blogs from Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Howler Monkey Versus the Dog, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Howler Monkey Versus the Dog

A travel blog entry by alberto66

... there were 2 Gringos, one named Alberto, and the other called Nickolo. They were out walking in the rainforest in a park named Tortuguero when suddenly they were joined by a canine, lets call him Rover. Rover was a friendly dog and walked proud and ...

Joanne's up and running again!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Joanne's up and running again!

A travel blog entry by wandering-again

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... , just miles and miles of swamps, rainforest and an extensive network of rivers and some canals (man-made rivers).   Tortuguero National Park itself has a very high biodiversity. There are rivers, channels, lagoons, mangroves, beaches and swamp which ...

another month goes by, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

another month goes by

A travel blog entry by robparkin

This entry comes from our nice little hostel where myself and two friends are relaxing after another month passes by. This month was quoted although I have had more work. The highlight has to be seeing a dead leatherback, I never expected to see one ...

La tortuga feliz, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

La tortuga feliz

A travel blog entry by pfefferle

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... ) Da die Saison aber nun bald rum ist und ich von ner ganz lieben Person noch vor der Abreise einen Reiseführer von Costa Rica und Süd-Nicaragua erhalten habe, ziehts mich jetzt Richtung Norden. Eine genaue Reiseroute habe ich noch nicht, mal sehen vos ...

Day 3: Swamp, mud, insects, heat and lots of fun, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 3: Swamp, mud, insects, heat and lots of fun

A travel blog entry by jtorres7

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... us around the swamp and we took pictures of the local animals. In the afternoon we did a jungle hike where they made it a point to explain the many ways in which we could die. In the evening we went back to Tortuguero town and partied like rock ...

Central America's Amazon, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Central America's Amazon

A travel blog entry by jessandross

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... and had a yummy buffet lunch - i stocked up on rice and beans - love it! The afternoon consisted of a boat trip over to Tortuguero village which i have been to before and know it doesn't have much going for it. It hadn't changed much. The only cool thing ...

Turtles and Waterways, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtles and Waterways

A travel blog entry by ruthandmike

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It was another day of travelling that got us to Tortuguero.  The road there was probably the bumpiest thing ever, well it felt like it for the 1 1/2hrs it took to do 30kms!!  While our eyeballs were rattling around in their sockets we did spot a ...

Turtle Invasion, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtle Invasion

A travel blog entry by tolleomi

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... work at one such plantation, and learn, that the workers here live rent and utility free, and earn more money than a schoolteacher in Costa Rica. Still, I would not want to trade, it does look like hard work, and I don’t think everybody is cut out ...

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 ...

Turtle Night, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtle Night

A travel blog entry by yelkins

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... which are notoriously hard to spot up in the trees. 2 hours in we stopped off in Rio Danta for a delicious typical Costa Rican breakfast of rice and beans at Mawamba Lodge. The restaurant was surrounded by dense woodland so we took this opportunity to go ...

Howling What?, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Howling What?

A travel blog entry by yelkins

Our restless sleep was interrupted with an abrupt awakening. We later found out that the noise that we put down to a gorilla being in the room with us was actually the sound of Howler monkeys. It's not hard to see where they got the name from. We decided ...

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 ...

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