Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
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We flew Nature Air to Tortuguero. I have to say Nature Air are fab, their staff are really friendly, and their planes are painted really bright. Flying 30 mins on their plane as opposed to half a day in a bus, is definately preferable.
We were met at the aiport by Henri from the Tortuga Lodge, and transported across the river to the hotel.
Sunday morning we set off to Tortuguero which is situated on the east coast of Costa Rica. Now unlike Punta Leona, where we stayed the previous week, Tortuguero is on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and as such it is the Atlantic Ocean that hits it shoreline not the Pacific Ocean. Due to Costa Rica's historic past, the people and the culture on …
... egrets, spoonbills, as well as amphibians and reptiles like the “Jesus Lizard” (it walks on water) and caimans. The tropical rainforest gives way to prime beaches, ideal nesting grounds for Green, Loggerhead, Hawksbill and Leatherback Turtles. The latter nests from mid-March to May, the rest from July to September. The Caribbean Conservation Center, just outside of town, is an excellent source of information about the turtles and their tropical habitat.
Tortuguero is supposed to have one of the densest population of wildlife in the world. Our experience in the past of seeing wildlife has not been the greatest. We didn't see whales until our third guaranteed boating tour. We thought that we might a curse for the group. But that turned out to be far from the truth. After breakfast we gathered in three pontoons for our first sightseeing adventure. It had rained the night before and ...
... picked out. In addition, Aunt Bonnie & Uncle Bob adopted a sea turtle for my brother Ethan and myself - her name is Katniss - from the Hunger games. After the visit we walked along the beach, saw some of the older turtle nests with empty eggs. I took advantage of this being my first time in the Carribean Sea and stuck my foot in the water. It is much warmer than the coast of New England.
We arrived at the town of ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsTortuga Lodge & Gardens Tortuguero
The customer service was first class, the food was excellent. Great place to stay.
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