Albergue la Jungla

Tortuguero, Province of Limon, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tortuguero

Costa Rica in 15 days

A travel blog entry by gerad-and-lisa


So 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 balances. We got to the border and filled out our forms and the woman behind the counter blurted out a heap of spanish at me. I couldn't tell what she was asking or saying but on the second or third go realised she was asking ...

Wildlife Galore!

A travel blog entry by bethh1902


... iguanas, several pairs of toucans that kept flying back and forth affording us a delightful show! Other colorful birds too, I just don't know their name. So no tacky music, just the sound of the ocean from across the river, the occasional boat motoring down the river, the calls of the birds, and the palm trees blowing in the breeze. HEAVEN! No bar, no salsa lessons, no pool volleyball, just peace and quiet and nature. Perfect for me. Back at the room we showered and I stepped out ...


A travel blog entry by bargreenwood


Our holiday started in earnest when the group met in the hotel lobby at 6am for 6.30 start. Stupidly I had set two alarms and asked for wake up call when of course I was wide awake from about 4. There are 16 in the group and seem to be a fairly mixed lot as I expected but weighted to retired well travelled couples. Two sisters, two women on their own and four younger people. These included the two girls we had seen yesterday at Britt. All ...

Exploring the Tortuguero Area and Turtle Nesting

A travel blog entry by austinke


... sure if they turned back because they saw us, or possibly because it was nearly a full moon, which made the area bright, and therefore the turtles were concerned about their safety on the beach. It turns out that one of the biggest predators of the adult female turtles is a local population of about 20 jaguars.

In 60 days the eggs will hatch, and less than 1% of the baby turtles make it back to the ocean – most are eaten by raccoons that dig up their ...

Day 3: San Juan to Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by missdwyer2013


Today we had an early wake-up call at 5:45 am. We took our bags down to the coach and headed off to Tortuguero. We drove approximately an hour and a half before stopping for breakfast. We stopped at a resort that served very authentic Costa Rican cuisine. Breakfast consisted of beans and rice, sliced franks, and eggs in a tomato sauce. Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I wouldn't eat a bite of that. Is it too much to ask for a little biscuits and gravy with ...


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