Turtle Beach Lodge
Travel Blogs from Tortuguero
... It is true what people say, that you never truly learn about another person's culture until you have been involved, in the heart of their life. I have learned perhaps more from my host parents then they from me. They have taught me it is more about spending "tiempo juntas" with family. They work opposite hours of the day and rarely see each other. When they do though, they sit on ...
... coffee, then we headed off for a boat ride through the national park, all very pleasant, multitudes of birds including Toucans and Parrots. Spider and howler monkeys and lots of huge iguanas, returning to the hotel for breakfast (beans and rice for me, although Deb had stuffed pancake for a bit of variety) soon after eight. After breakfast we had another short boat trip to the Rain Forrest for a hike, more monkeys and iguanas, plus several ...
It was only upon the eve of our trip to Tortuguero that I discovered two bad things: the first was there is a 25 lb baggage weight limit for each ticketed passenger. According to the website, "they strictly enforced" the weight limit to keep the boats from getting stuck on sandbars in the shallow canals. I also learned that we were being picked up at the ridiculous hour of 6 AM.
Technically speaking, the Vivian and ...
... are already in the laying stage and thus can be visited (the turtles are too sensitive to disturbance before this stage).
Seeing the turtles nesting was the highlight. We spent our remaining time taking walks through the jungle and the beach, where we could see the turtle tracks from the nights before leading right up to their nests. We took a canoe tour through the dense, winding jungle canals, and spotted caiman and “Jesus Christ ...
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