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  • Address: Costa Rica
  • Admission: $15/person entry fee for the National Park

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Tortuguero National Park Tours

Though Tortuguero National Park is home to monkeys and caimans, it’s the multiple species of wild sea turtles that give this park its fame. Here on remote, Caribbean beaches completely devoid of development, clusters of Green and Hawksbill turtles will lay their eggs in the sand, as do Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles that move in the cover of darkness. For the chance to encounter turtles on shore, visit as part of a multi-day tour and head to the beaches at night, where you’ll scan the sand for turtle tracks using only the beam of a flashlight. Aside from the evening turtle sessions, highlights of visiting the National Park including boating the freshwater lagoons, where canals and networks of inland rivers provide a pristine habitat for over 300 species of birds. Even the town of Tortuguero is a literal sight in itself, where a tiny community of around 500 residents exists in a town that’s free of cars or roads to the outside world. Despite the degree of remoteness, however, Tortuguero National Park is one of the country’s most popular, and is possible to visit as a part of an all-day tour from San José.

Practical Info

The nesting season for Hawksbill and Green sea turtles is from July through October, and Leatherback turtles tend to nest in the months of February-April. Because of the difficult logistics and access, it’s recommended you visit the park as part of a guided tour.

Did You Know? Tortuguero National Park receives over 20 feet of rain per year.

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Tortuguero National Park 3-Day Tour from San Jose, San Jose, null
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Tortuguero National Park 3-Day Tour from San Jose

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Located in northeastern Costa Rica, Tortuguero National Park abuts the small village of Tortuguero, which is only accessible by boat or plane. Many visitors ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $293.00
Tortuguero National Park, San Jose, Multi-day Tours
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Tortuguero National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

Take an expedition by boat through the dense jungle of Tortuguero National Park and explore one of the most beautiful and scenic regions of Costa Rica. Cruise ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.00
The best of Costa Rica, San Jose, Day Trips
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The best of Costa Rica

This package includes all the Costa Rican essentials, an impressive volcano, tropical jungles and cloud forests boasting exuberant flora and fauna.

Location: San José, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,020.00
Tortuguero National Park One Day Tour, San Jose, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Tortuguero National Park One Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

“Tortuguero” is considered one of the most important western Caribbean for the green turtle ( Chelonia Mydas) as well as the Carey, who come to lay their eggs ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Tortuguero National Park Day Trip from San Jose, San Jose, Day Trips
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Tortuguero National Park Day Trip from San Jose

It's time to be adventurous! Come and explore the rain forest covering over 29,000 hectares. Tortuguero is one of the main nesting sites of the Chelonia Midas, ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Zipline and Tortuguero Canal Tour from Limon, Limon, Day Trips
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Zipline and Tortuguero Canal Tour from Limon

Adventure Combo Tour: Zipline and Tortuguero Boat Tour is a perfect combination for first time visitors to Puerto Limon in Costa Rica. Enjoy the marvelous ...  Read more

Location: Limon, Costa Rica
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.00
Shore Excursion: Limon Highlights Tour, Limon, Ziplines
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Shore Excursion: Limon Highlights Tour

This tour offers you some of the best of what Port Limon has to offer. Make a stop at a local fruit stand, where you will try some delicious tropical ...  Read more

Location: Limon, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.00
Canoe Tour at Tortuguero National Park, Limon, Ports of Call Tours
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Canoe Tour at Tortuguero National Park

Relaxing and charming trip for about 2 hours and half, sailing in Canals of Tortuguero using the traditional way of historical transport!

Location: Colorado, Costa Rica
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.00
10-Day Costa Rica Highlights: San Jose, Tortuguero, and More, San Jose, Eco Tours
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10-Day Costa Rica Highlights: San Jose, Tortuguero, and More

From the fire of Arenal Volcano to the cool fog of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica is a land of beauty. See the country's must-see attractions, such as ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 10 days (approx.)

From USD $1,387.00
11-Day Tour from San Jose: Monteverde Cloud Forest and Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano and Manuel ... 
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11-Day Tour from San Jose: Monteverde Cloud Forest and Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Parks

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Explore nature up close on this 11-day tour of Costa Rica, including Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 11 days (approx.)

From USD $1,358.00

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