Tortuguero is a small fishing village on a narrow strip of land between canals and the Caribbean Sea in Costa Rica. The area offers unique wilderness experiences and excellent nature-based and fishing lodges.
Green Sea Turtles Arriving on a Tortuguero Beach to Nest
Known around the world, Tortuguero beaches are unequivocally the most important nesting grounds to thousands of Green Sea Turtles that come every year (June – Oct) and Leatherbacks (March- May) to lay their eggs on its sandy beaches. This is one of the most experiences you can have in your lifetime and the main reason I suggested this place for my travel series.
Extremely rich flora and fauna are protected by Tortuguero National Park. There have been abundant sightings of manatees, sloths, jaguars, toucans, river otters, morpho butterflies and, howler, spider, capuchin monkeys reported by tourists and travellers.
Tortuguero National Park and Barra del Colorado is a favorite destination for adventurers, bird watchers, marine ecologists, birders, wildlife enthusiasts of all kinds, and fishermen. Barra del Colorado is the gateway to the wild and mysterious immensity of the Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge. This area combines swampy mangroves and fresh water, saltwater estuaries teeming with life, away from what is considered “modern civilization.”