Sunday, 5 March 2017

Costa Rica Pachira Lodge 3D/2N Vacation Package CR-SLT-18

Tortuguero National Park:

The small village of Tortuguero (translated as "Region of Turtles") lies on the northeastern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, approximately 50 miles north of the principal Port of Limon. the village is comprised of a variety of cultures: Hispanic, Miskito Indian (Nicaragua), and Afro-Caribbean. Both Spanish and Creole English are spoken. The region surrounding Tortuguero is called the Tortuguero Plain, which is a vast low lying area of little topographic relief still covered by a large expanse of tropical rainforest. Tortuguero beach is the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the Western Hemishpere. Giant leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles also nest here.

The green turtle population is believed to have come perilously close to extinction in the 1960s when nearly every female turtle arriving to nest in Tortuguero was taken for the export market for turtle soup. CCC was established in 1959 specifically to study and protect Caribbean green turtles.


Early morning your trip to Tortuguero National Park will depart to Limon crossing Costa Rica from west to east, descending into the lowlands tropics of the Caribbean coast. Stop for breakfast before we continue through a variety of life zones to reach Port Matina. Here, we board our riverboat for an exciting two-hour trip where you will be able to observe various animals and vegetation. Mid-day arrival at your Hotel in time for a hearty lunch. Afternoon tour to Tortuguero town, starting at the entrance to the beach in front of the hotel. Visit the Caribbean Conservation Corporation Museum and the village. Return by boat to the Hotel to enjoy the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, hammocks, nature trails and gardens. Tonight gather for a slide show presentation on the Tortuguero area, and the biodiversity it protects. Meals BLD

Optional tours available at 6:15am to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero. Return for breakfast, then another tour to explore the Tortuguero National Park. Return for lunch and leisure time. There is an optional afternoon tour to the canals.. Dinner and overnight. Optional night tour during the turtle nesting season (July to September). Meals BLD


After breakfast, depart by boat back to Port Matina and board the bus back to San Jose stopping in Guapiles for lunch. Late afternoon arrival in San Jose.Meals BL 

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