North Caribbean

Extended lowland rainforests, excellent for wildlife spotting.

3 Days

3 days / 2 nights immersion in the rainforest.

$ 305

For nature lovers who want to get the opportunity to see a lot of wildlife, a tour to the pristine rainforests of the ‘Costa Rican mini Amazon’ is a must. Navigating through the narrow canals with the forest on touching distance, listening to the sounds coming from the jungle you will enjoy the presence of a lot of birds, monkeys, sloths, iguanas and more…

On top of that Tortuguero is the most important nesting site of the Green sea turtle (season from July until October).

Grab yourself a chance to see a touching turtle hatch or the opportunity to see this wild animals lay their eggs in the middle of the night!

Lodge: Mawamba Lodge, Pachira Lodge (or similar).


Price: From US$ 305 per person (based on double room, double occupancy).



All transfers


Lodging for 2 nights in double room


3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)


Including breakfast and lunch on the road


Tours as mentioned in the itinerary


Bilingual Guide (Spanish/English)


Tortuguero National Park entrance fee US$15 per person



DAY 1 - From San José to Tortuguero

Early in the morning (around 6.00 am) your guide will picked you up at your hotel in San José. A very scenic ride through the highlands of Braulio Carrillo National Park will bring you to the Caribbean side of the county. After about an hour from departure there is a first stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast. An adventurous trip through extended banana plantations follows. At the end of the road boats are waiting for you to bring during a spectacular two hours ride to your lodge in Tortuguero. Lunch will be served upon arrival. In the afternoon your guide will accompany you for an acquaintance with the village and its habitants. Additionally, in the months between July and October you may sign up for Turtle Watch tour in the night. Costs are $35 approximately.

DAY 2 - Tortuguero

After breakfast your guide takes you by boat through the famous canals of the National Park will disclose other parts of the forest of Tortuguero. There are good opportunities to admire several species of wildlife, such as herons, toucans, king fishers, monkeys, iguanas, sloths, caimans and much more. In the afternoon, after lunch, your guide will take you for a hike through the jungle trails that surrounds the lodge en tells you about the plants and the animals that live here. The rest of the day is free to relax by the swimming pool or to stroll around and admire the tropical flowers, animals and bird.

DAY 3 - From Tortuguero to San José

In the morning after breakfast and check out you will make the trip back to San José by boat and bus. During the bus ride lunch will be served in a restaurant in Guápiles. From here you can continue directly to your hotel in San José or use this as a point to continue your travels or to rent a car and drive to the next exiting destination.

“The most memorable part of our trip was Tortuguero! Our group had a magical boat ride through the rain forest…Lots of nature and the quietness from civilization was overwhelming.”


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