Parque Nacional Tortuguero protects the nesting beach of the green turtle, and features 11 ecological habitats, from high rainforests to swamps. It is also home to more than 300 bird species, 57 species of amphibians and 111 of reptiles, and 60 mammal species, including 13 of Costa Rica's 16 endangered species.

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Family Review of Tortuguero National Park

Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Ask your lodge to reserve a ticket for you.
  • Wear dark clothes and shoes on a turtle watch; look for fish-eating bulldog bats among the park's animal residents.
  • Leatherbacks, the largest with carapaces reaching up to 7-feet across, arrive in March and stay through May. The Atlantic Green sea turtles lumber ashore from June through October and the hawksbills arrive July through September.

Parking: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price: US$6

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (011-506) 296-7074
Fax: (011-506) 296-7054
Price Information: US$6
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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