Tortuguero Wildlife Tours
Tortuguero is not just about the nesting sea turtles. It is actually one of the best places to see wildlife in Costa
Rica. The natural water trails within the Tortuguero National Park are a unique and stunning attraction that are accessible
throughout the year
|Our boats seat up to 9 or 19 and are equipped with electric motors to get close to the wildlife
The river tours we offer are in a stable, comfortable, flat-bottomed boat equipped with a quiet, environmentally-friendly
four stroke motor and a super-silent electric motor. All our tours are led by experienced and professional naturalist guides.
You will go slowly through the natural waterways of the Tortuguero national park looking (and listening!) for wildlife. The
commentary you will hear generally describes the area and the most relevant parts of its history. Of course you will have
the natural history of many of the plants and animals described using interesting examples so that you will have a better
understanding of what they are and how the flora and fauna is related to its environment. The tour generally lasts three hours
and costs $20 per person.
Walking tours can be self-guided through the trail in the national park. This can also be done with one of our experienced guides. Another interesting
hike is to the Tortuguero Hill which is a 119 meter (390 foot) high extinct volcano located at the river mouth three miles
from the village. One needs to get there by boat and then there is some physical hiking involved to get around the base of
the hill and up to the summit. The forest is more mature than what is found at the trail in the national park. There are poison
dart frogs on this trail and of course a spectacular view of the surrounding forest from the top. This tour also lasts three
hours and costs $20 per person. Note: A water taxi fee applies and is determined by the number of people on the tour. The
use of rubber boots is obligatory if you want to walk on the trails of the national park. We provide a number of boots of
different sizes free of charge for our guests. The information centers around the village rent them for $1.
Turtle tours (for Leatherbacks between March-May and Green turtles between July-October) are offered in season.You will
be accompanied by a licensed expert guide. A two-hour tour costs $20 per person. All our turtle tours include a voluntary
tax to support the "Turtle Spotter" program that helps safeguard the nesting turtles and provide a better experience for the
human visitors to the beach. Make sure you receive the sticker that shows you are supporting the program. Click on the link
Turtle spotter Program
Choose the activities you would like to do. We can help you find whatever you like whether it be animal and birdwatching,
hiking, kayaking, zip-lining or even trying your hand at fishing. We will try to help you to have a complete Tortuguero experience.
Entrance to the Tortuguero national park ($10/Adult, $1/child under 12 per day) is not included in the price of the tours.