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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 …
... 8211; a lot of little lizards, many bright blue crabs, huge spiders, and more. Most interesting was the fact that today we saw several big mammals right at the resort – a mother and baby sloth, a very active monkey, and then later, after dinner, a mother and baby monkey in a tree right above the pool. Finally, when we were just about the last people at the pool, a raccoon came out, and walked literally 3 feet behind us on his way to the water. I was amazed at ...
... close they can be pretty disgusting! After our first sloth sighting, Gio lead us around to the other side of the resort where he showed us a poison dart frog! Now, I've always been a fan of frogs. They are my favorite amphibian without a doubt, but this had to be the cutest frog I've ever seen in my life! It was very tiny. It couldn't have been bigger than half an inch long. It's body was orange, and it's legs were blue! For such a tiny creature, it had a very ...
... project and research facility but unfortunately it wasn't the main turtle season and they had only had a few turtles land in April so they weren't even running tours with the hope of seeing them. :o(
Then it was back in pool with a cocktail, of which many others copied my idea!! Drinking in the pool.... bliss!
The next morning we did a jungle walk... though nearly half of it was spent in the hotel gardens!! We saw baby monkeys, whose ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- 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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