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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  • Took a boat tour through the canals as part of my excursion off my Norwegian cruise. Lots of wildlife, spider monkey's, howler Monkey's, sloth, herons and a Jesus Basilisk. The guide and the boat driv...  more »
  • We took a sure excursion here from NCL. It was slow paced but very interesting. Getting to and from the canal gives you a good view of Costa Rica.  more »
  • We took the Tortuguero Canal boat tour as the second part of a Princess Cruises excursion when we at Puerto Limon in Costa Rica. In the morning, we went to a rainforest aerial tram tour two hours from...  more »