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Tortuguero Holidays

Accessed by light aircraft or boat, Tortuguero is one of Costa Rica’s largest and most popular national parks. It’s around one hundred and twenty square miles in total. This humid tropical forest is located in the northeast of the country on the Caribbean coast. There can be showers at any time of the year in this region so bring a light rain jacket.
 
The dense rainforest is criss-crossed by a network of waterways, rivers and lagoons and the park has approximately 22 miles of unspoilt coastline. The coastal zone is protected and is an important breeding ground for marine turtles. Turtles always lay their eggs at the place of their birth, so it is vital that these beaches are kept pristine and undeveloped. Tortuguero beach is one of the most important nesting sites in the world for the endangered Green turtle. Hawksbill, giant leatherbacks and loggerheads also nest on this coast.  Turtle watching is carefully monitored to ensure that the turtles are not disturbed as they dig holes in the sand into which they lay their eggs.
 
A wide canal runs parallel to the coast northwards from the port of Limon and this provides a conduit for much of the river traffic.  Many of the lodges are situated close to the canal in the forest itself, with raised walkways, or are set in lush gardens. The village of Tortuguero is also on the main canal and a visit here is fun. There are rustic bars, craft stalls and people selling fresh coconut milk.
 
For more information on Tortuguero National Park Costa Rica, and Tortuguero holidays, call our friendly team on 01582 766122 or send us an email.
 
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Besides the turtles and the noisy monkeys (Howler, Spider and the White-headed capuchin) it’s the smaller creatures that can capture the imagination here. The brightly coloured frogs such as the Blue jeans dart frog and the iconic 'red-gloved' tree frog are favourites, as is the Jesus Christ lizard that can walk on water and the tiny green kingfishers.
 
The rainforest is alive with birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals and it’s fun exploring by boat and on foot. Binoculars are a must as the canopy is high and with the help of your guide you’ll be able to spot so much more. Birdlife includes the Great green macaw, toucans, heron, egret, woodpecker, tanager and stick owl. In the quieter backwaters you can see caiman and if you are lucky you’ll spot a sleeping sloth.
 
Many of the lodges provide wellington boots and a guided walk from your lodge can be richly rewarding. Kayaking is another exciting way to spot wildlife and a sunrise option is often well worth the effort as the wildlife is most active early in the morning. Relaxing by the lodge pool or enjoying a restorative massage is the perfect ways to recharge your batteries between activities.
Independent Costa Rica (self drive)
RCA14S
16 NIGHTS
FROM £1,795
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Explore the wildlife and scenery of spectacular Costa Rica, combining a guided tour of the waterways of Tortuguero National Park, famous for its turtles, with a visit to Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest. Complete your holiday relaxing at Manuel Antonia on the Pacific Coast, with superb diving opportunities. Specified English speaking guides included.
Costa Rica Self Drive Holiday Tortuguero Arenal Volcano Rainforests
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio
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Scuba Diving
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio
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Scuba Diving
Best of Costa Rica
RRA12S
15 NIGHTS
FROM £2,095
International flights quoted separately
This holiday spends time exploring the wildlife & key attractions of Costa Rica - including San Jose in the Central Valley, the waterways of Tortuguero National Park, spectacular Arenal Volcano with its hanging bridges, Monteverde Cloud Forest & the beaches and rainforest of Manual Antonio on the Pacific Coast. English speaking guides, all shuttle transfers & park fees included.
Costa Rica Highlights Tour Tortuguero Arenal Osa Peninsula Manual Antonio
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio
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Pacific Coast
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio
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Pacific Coast
Wildlife & Culture: Costa Rica + Nicaragua
RRN14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
International flights quoted separately
Combine the wildlife of Costa Rica with the Spanish colonial culture of Nicagarua on this fascinating two-country holiday. Visit San Jose, the Tortuguero waterways, Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest. Then fly to Granada, the picturesque capital of Nicaragua with its many colonial buildings. English speaking guides & all transfers included.
Photo Costa Rica Nicaragua Granada Wildlife Colonial Culture
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Granada
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Isletas Archipelago
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Granada
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Isletas Archipelago
Two Countries: Costa Rica + Panama
RRP14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,298
International flights quoted separately
This holiday combines the highlights of Cost Rica, with Panama City & the magnificent Caribbean beaches of Bocas del Toro. Start your holiday at Tortuguero National Park & visit the spectacular Arenal Volcano & hot springs. Then fly to the Panama Canal to see this engineering marvel, before relaxing on the beaches of Bocas. English speaking guides, all transfers & park fees included.
Photo Costa Rica and Panama Canal Bocas Del Toro Arenal Volcano
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Panama Canal
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Bocas del Toro
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Caribbean Coast
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Panama Canal
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Bocas del Toro
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Caribbean Coast
Grand Costa Rica, incl. Osa Peninsula (self drive)
RCG16S
16 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Visit the magnificent Osa Peninsula and the Pacific Coast on this comprehensive self drive holiday. Visit the waterways of Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean Coast, renowned for its turtle sightings. View the spectacular Arenal Volcano, the cloud forests of Monteverde & the rainforests and beaches of Manuel Antonio. Local flights included. Transfer option available on request.
Photo Osa Peninsula Costa Rica Self Drive Holiday Manuel Antonio
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio
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Osa Peninsula
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San Jose
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Central Valley
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Volcan Poas National Park
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La Paz Waterfall
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Tortuguero National Park
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Birding
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio
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Osa Peninsula
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