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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 …
... in Monteverde and was on his was back from the fishing docks with fresh fish and shrimp for the menu. It was a long winding drive up but he kept us entertained and almost played tour guide as we drove higher into the forrest. He dropped us in town and we found a hostel and just collapsed on the beds. I was asleep with a minute and Lisa went off pottering around town grabbing some information. When she woke me up an hour or so later saying we could catch a bus up to the ...
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 above us! We could have watched him for ages but we hadn't even got to the National Park to see what other delights were there. In fact we saw the largest woodpecker and the largest Kingfisher ...
... in the last 5 years have made great strides forward in recycling and environmental protection particularly regarding the turtles.Well, did I say we saw monkeys? That might have been the highlight of the day until we saw the baby turtles! Four species of turtle lay their eggs here including the giant leatherback turtle but the commonest is the green sea turtle. Their eggs hatch in September and October with some continuing into November so ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTortuga Lodge & Gardens Tortuguero
The customer service was first class, the food was excellent. Great place to stay.
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