Extend your time in Costa Rica with a visit to Tortuguero National Park. The area, located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, was created to protect the endangered sea turtle (tortuga means turtle in Spanish), and thousands of the sea turtles lay their eggs and nest on its magnificent beach that seems to stretch as far as the eye can see. Tortuguero can be reached by a short air flight from San Jose or by boat on the beautiful and extensive canals and rivers that have been called the Amazon of Costa Rica. Spectacular wildlife is visible during the boat journey and includes: sloths, monkeys, crocodiles, kingfishers and herons. It’s an addition to your Costa Rica experience that you won’t soon forget!
Picture yourself...
  • Cruising on a jungle riverboat to Tortuguero
  • Seeing sloths, monkeys and crocodiles
  • Taking part in a guided turtle walk
Itinerary at a glance
Tortuguero National Park
4 Days / 3 Nights
Starting Point: San Jose Marriott - approx. 8:30am

Ending Point: San Jose domestic airport (Pavas) -approx. 10-11:00am

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Tortuguero National Park
4 Days / 3 Nights

We are running this trip privately for individual groups this year. If you would like us to organize a private trip for you, your family or friends, please call or email us to discuss your details.
Round-trip transport from San Jose to Tortuguero are included in the price of the extension. Optional excursions at Tortuguero (prices are approximate): guided turtle walk: $20 per person, guided natural history boat excursion: $40 per hour, fishing: $45 per hour.
Tortuguero National Park
4 Days / 3 Nights
The temperature variation in Costa Rica is very small from one season to the next and from daytime to nighttime. The climate of the areas visited during the first half of the trip is mild. During the second half of the trip, in the rain forests, the climate is warmer and more humid. In the cloud forest, the precipitation (usually in the form of a light mist) from the Pacific catches on the high trees of the forest. Manuel Antonio Park is a lowland rain forest, situated at sea level. As such, it is warmer and more humid than the other areas. However, our lodge is located in the hills above the park and beaches, offering us cooling trade winds.

Marriott Hotel Costa Rica

Voted one of Central America's best hotels by Condé Nast, this grand colonial hacienda is set on a 30-acre coffee plantation in San José. Its unique architecture and elegant furnishes complement amenities that include lovely pool and spa.

Tortuga Lodge

Located only minutes away from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, this lodge is surrounded by a network of slow-moving creeks and rivers. Rooms have private decks and lovely wood-beamed ceilings. Be sure to check out the waterside pool.

Tortuguero National Park
4 Days / 3 Nights