Turtle Beach Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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... easily, what a relief!
San Jose was just an overnight stop on our journey to Tortuguero in the north east of C.R. It was also the place to leave our 2 large bags as in order to reach Tortuguero it is necessary to take a boat for a little over an hour to reach the village, and in theory you should not have more than 10 kilos of luggage each. We are well on the way to this with cameras, binoculars and computers, so we had stuffed a change of clothes ...
... into our gorgeous room, a very elegant yet rustic cabin type room with screens for windows and a ceiling fan for AC. So we fell asleep to the sound of the birds in the rainforest serenading us. What a magical, peaceful sound! After a relaxing and much needed nap, we joined our group again for a boat ride to the village of Tortuguero. Not much to the village except that it is on the ocean, so we got to walk the ...
... really close to the plant line above the beach.
We then walked to a school yard where we saw the school children on recess time – a lot of them were playing outside the school buildings. The school year here starts in February, and goes through November. They have December and January off (this is because of coffee harvesting – it used to be that harvesting involved the entire family, and Dec/Jan was the harvest time). They also get the first ...
... The days went by and before too long we realised that we hadn't done any of the tours that we saw the tourists take daily before they disappeared after only a day or two.
You see, Tortuguera is only a tiny setttlement but beyond the town, along the riverbank there are lodges catering for wealthy tourists who want 'the jungle experience' but without the discomfort.They buy three or four day packages in these lodges where they ...