Tortuguero Canal, Puerto Limon

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Meander your way through Tortuguero Canal, a labyrinth of waterways that weave around the perimeter of the national park. A primary Atlantic nesting site for the green turtle, the canal provides safety for the turtles with protected beaches on the edges, and night tours allow you to witness this magical nesting event. Take a popular canal tour and let your guide lead the way, helping you catch glimpses of the animal and plant life populating this tropical lowland rainforest. Crocodiles, river turtles, sloths and many species of monkey are just some of the inhabitants you will have the chance to meet. Tours are offered on motor boats or, to get up close, canoes. Make Tortuguero Canal a centerpiece of your Puerto Limon vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Puerto Limon trip itinerary planner.
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  • Although the canal is not pristine, and the boats a bit "rough around the edges", we were delighted at the number of animals we saw. Our guide and boat operator treated us to howler monkeys, two and t...  more »
  • We did a cruise on the canals as part of a day excursion from a cruise ship berthed at Puerto Limon. The canals are a bit dirty, but we saw lots of wildlife - many sloths, monkeys, all sorts of birds....  more »
  • The canals are a bit dirty and it's a boat ride. For us our guide was terrific which made it more of an experience because he found the wildlife for us and made sure we saw it. His English was a bit w...  more »