Tortuguero National Park, Cahuita
Tortuguero National Park, Cahuita - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Limon, Costa Rica
Ticket Price: 15 CRC
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Tortuguero National Park, Cahuita
If you love turtles then the National Park is the place to be. The national park accommodates birds, monkeys to name a few and the boat ride to the park is sure to offer you sightings of crocodiles. A thrill in itself, if you are lucky you will see small turtles meeting the sea for the first time at sunset- a natural miracle which will be hard to forget anytime soon.
Tortuguero National Park Information
- Wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothing.
- Tours are available which take you to the national park from Cahuita.
- Take a walk through the park by day and watch the turtle eggs hatch in the evening.
Tortuguero National Park Ticket Prices
- $15 entry/person
Tortuguero National Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Unaccompanied (without a guide) visitors are not allowed to stay back after 6:00 pm.
How To reach Tortuguero National Park by Public Transport
- Boat ride from Limon to Tortuguera National Park is preferred.
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Tortuguero National Park, Cahuita Reviews
My trip to Tortuguero was surprisingly nice. First day got blessed with sunny warm weather, where I took advantage of the beach. Second day, despite the rain, we went on the kayak tour in the park. It's an amazingly dense jungle, with many animals around. We saw a cayman and many birds. The island is very small, not much to do here for more than 2 days, especially when it's not the turtle season. Prices are decent compared to many touristic spots I've been in Costa Rica. Interesting, one of the evenings I fell asleep for a few minutes on the beach, to wake and find my phone missing. Gave a tip to a local to "find" it for me :)
Food was great, as were the employees and most of the facilities, but the rooms were too rustic and very hot. Only 1 ceiling fan in a room with screened windows and no glass. We spent most of our time by the pool and lounging in the public area which was much nicer than the rooms. Much too humid on the east coast to not have A/C for sleeping. The trip to get there was pretty bad too. The place where you catch a boat to go there was terrible. And Costa Rica was much more expensive than when we went last time. I paid more for street vendor items than I would at the store back home. And they weren't willing to haggle like last time. It's beautiful, but just not the same as we remembered. Much better than Mexico, though.
You have two options. One is motorboat the other is kayak. I strongly recommend to take a kayak because wildlife doesn't like the sound of the engine. I went with kayak tour and we saw sloths, caymans, lots of birds, monkeys and an ocelot!! Even our guide was super excited. He said because we were quiet and the ocelot didn't run until we were very close.
The water part is great. Nice boat ride with guide. A lot of animals birds monkeys butterfly s etc. The land part is jungle and beach.
Fantastic place. When we visited (2005), you could only get to Tortuguero by boat or plane. We took a boat along the rivers, and it was amazing - howler monkeys, crocodiles, etc.!!