Tortuguero National Park
With 22 miles of beach, this is a popular nesting site for Pacific green turtles, Hawksbill turtles, Loggerhead turtles and the Leatherback turtles. You'll need a guide to get on the beach at night when the turtles are laying eggs. Guides can be found at the kiosk in Tortuguero village.
Boat trips and canoe trip are popular in the freshwater canals where you'll likely spot Spectacled caiman, Southern river otters among 50 species of freshwater fish. Along the banks see Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys and many bird species. You may get a rare appearance of a West Indian manatee.
Area de Conservacion Tortuguero (ACTO)
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