Being one of Costa Rica’s most beautifully intense natural spots, Tortuguero is really something you just can’t miss! As you may know, Tortuguero is known world wide as the “Amazon of Central America”, which gives you more than enough reasons to put this on the top of your bucket list! If you are into nature, tropical wildlife, kayaking or boating, this one’s for you: venture to the one and only Tortuguero Canals!
Cruising the natural canals at Tortuguero is probably the best way to experience the area’s powerfully gorgeous flora and fauna. The canals are huge networks of freshwater creeks and lagoons located right behind the Tortuguero beaches. And by the way, according to National Geographic, the canals are home to 5% of the world’s wildlife! Absolutely unimaginable!
Although it might not seem like it, riding the Tortuguero Canals will give you countless opportunities to admire wildlife in the sea as well as on land. While on tour, you will usually get to see the usual sloths, iguanas, howler monkeys, spider monkeys as well as tons of species of birds.
As the name describes it, Tortuguero is famous for its turtles as well as other marine animals. Cruising the canals, you will have a great chance to check out the gorgeous green sea, leatherback and hawksbill turtles. Some other marine animals you may bump into are cayman, otters and manatees.
Visiting this truly unique oasis is a magical experience all by itself! And you can choose to live this experience however way you want! If you are the type of person who likes to live the adventure up-close; you may hire a local guide and go on a private more close tour. Kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding are all available options!
If you would rather have a safer option, you can always choose a private tour which offers an eco-friendly motorboat ride for any size group.
The trip to the actual Tortuguero Canals is not easy, as there are no roads which lead you here. You will have to take a boat or plane in order to be able to take this tour.
Cant wait to be a witness to such amazing natural beauty? Well we cant either! Visit the Tortuguero Canals!
Tortuguero Canals, Costa Rica