Tortuguero Canal, Puerto Limon

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#2 of 8 in Parks in Puerto Limon
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 part of your personalized Puerto Limon itinerary using our Puerto Limon trip itinerary planning site .
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  • Pleasant cruise for 1.5 hours spotting howler monkeys, iguanas, much bird life,crocodiles and sloths. Fausto our boat captain even ventured into undergrowth on canal banks to find us a poisonous Straw...  more »
  • We didn’t see as much wild life as we had hoped. We saw a sloth and a couple of howler monkeys, partially obscured by foliage. The actual tour runs alongside roads and abandoned industries, so not as ...  more »
  • Take a tour through the different artificial canals of Tortuguero is a unique opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the entire area, caymans, iguanas, basilisks, etc, to make motor and canoe, I imagine that if it is gliding the different it will scare less animals and will be more, but if one is attentive, you can see many of them.
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