Tortuguero is located along the Caribbean coast north of the city of Limon in the Limon province. The only way to get to this remote area is through a boat ride on the canals to Tortuguero and its National Park.
Tortuguero National Park
"Costa Rica's Amazon", is one of the country's most popular eco-tourism destinations due to its extraordinary scenic beauty and its rich biodiversity. The canals, rivers, beaches, and lakes of this area are a working laboratory of rain forest, freshwater, and marine biology. You will be amazed by the beauty of these canals, rivers and lagoons. Most people come here for the turtles, specially the Green Sea Turtle, but other wildlife can be found. It has extended areas covered with tropical forests, a habitat for many species some in danger of extinction such as; Red frogs, green macaw, Baird's Tapir, Jaguars, and marine turtles. Tortuguero and the North Caribbean are formed by a great plain which floods with the water that descends from the rivers of the Central Mountain Range, such as the Pacuare, Reventazon and Parismina. If you're looking for adventure, white water rafting is your best option in this area. There are places to stay in town or along the canals from very basic to almost luxurious.
Though many visitors come for the turtles, the area is home many species of wildlife such as jaguars, manatees, monkeys, sloths and many crocodiles.
Of course the main attraction here is the Nesting Tours, but you can also take a tour through the canals, explore the village, take a walk/hike tour and more.