Tortuguero is located on the northeastern part of one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This small town lies on a sand bar island nestled by the Caribbean sea. This sacred territory became widely known for being one of the key nesting sites for four species of sea turtles. Nowadays, the town sustains itself on eco-tourism and its population is estimated around 1200 to 1500 inhabitants.

Tortuguero National Park is the third-most visited park in Costa Rica. It has an amazing variety of biological diversity and habitats, including rainforest, swamps, mangrove forests, lagoons and beaches. Its many canals are majestic, nature lovers arrive from all cardinal points to sail through them. Tortuguero boasts 57 species of amphibians, 60 of mammals, 111 of reptiles and more than 300 species of birds.

Clearly, Tortuguero has well earned its nickname: "Central America's Amazon". Come and check it out.

Animals in Tortuguero
Costa Rican Nature Diversity