Explore the canals of Tortuguero

Explore the canals of Tortuguero

On the east coast of Costa Rica, long arms of golden water surround the national park and the village of Tortuguero. Explore the peaceful waters of this protected natural site.

In the heart of a tropical forest, canals and tawny rivers intertwine, home to Caribbean wildlife. A nesting place for sea turtles, Tortuguero National Park is hidden in the province of Limón, north of the Atlantic coast. It borders the eponymous village which, on the Brava border, is almost entirely supported by ecotourism and research. Many families rent cabins to visitors and sell products typical of the region. Settled onto a makeshift barque, you can sail between strangler figs and herbaceous lianas. Birds sing and insects stridulate around you.

By going to Cahuita or Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, you will discover the influences of the Bribri and Cabécar peoples in the sand-covered streets. A few steps away, the musical legacy of Puerto Limón thrills the marshes, beaches and lagoons around, reflecting the Creole melting pot of which the community is composed.

Provincia de Limón