Tortuguero National Park, located in the Caribbean of Costa Rica, is one of the most fascinating places in the country, and stands out for its unique attractions: its fascinating and paradisiacal natural canals surrounded by jungle, its tropical rainforests and of course, the fact that it is a sanctuary for the nesting and nesting of sea turtles, especially the Caribbean green sea turtle, which arrives during certain months to nest on its beaches.
When to visit Tortuguero ?
In reality, Tortuguero is paradisiacal during all months of the year. Sin embargo, durante los meses de Julio, Agosto y Setiembre, es aun mas llamativo para algunas personas, porque es la época durante la cual llegan las tortugas marinas a anidar en sus playas.
Green sea turtles
This phenomenon occurs from 1 July to 30 September. Estas fechas son durante las cuales se permite hacer el tour nocturno para ver las tortugas.
This activity, which must be booked on site and either the day before or the day of the tour, takes place at night. Normalmente, el cliente es acompañado por el guía naturalista y biólogo lo largo de la paya desde las 9 hasta las 12 de la noche.
Normally, July is the month where you see turtles arriving to lay their eggs on the beach, in August you can still see turtles nesting, but you can also see turtles laying eggs ( the ones that were laid a few weeks or months before ), and then September, is usually a month where you can still see nesting, but you see mostly nesting.
Natural channels and jungle.
However, Tortuguero offers much more than just sea turtles, and a boat trip through its natural canals can be the iconic lowland rainforest experience you've long wanted to do.
During these tours, it is not uncommon to see a large number of animals, including monkeys of various kinds, caimans, river turtles, many birds, poison dart frogs, snakes, reptiles and amphibians in general and hopefully even more mammals.
Jaguar and tapir are very abundant species in Tortuguero, although to see them, you have to be quite lucky.
However, in addition to the sheer number of animals, the natural scenery during the tour in the canals is breathtaking. It is perhaps one of the lushest and most lush giant tree jungles in the world, due to the sheer amount of humidity it boasts.