Be sure to schedule time in the gardens while you're at Tortuga Lodge, or sign up for the free 6am walk with a Tortuguero Naturalist Guide.
Spacious and spread out, our gardens in Tortuguero are “plantation style,” mimicking the banana plantation big houses that dotted the Caribbean Coast of old, or of plantations in the American South.
“I would recommend the garden walks. The guides are really informative and will help you start to track wildlife. I'd also suggest going for a walk around their gardens. During our walk we managed to see the howler monkeys up close, a tiger heron, lizards, toucans and a boa constrictor!”
-Cheryl D, Trip Advisor
Even if you don't see any wildlife (highly unlikely) you can roam between collections of palms and heliconia and Mountain Almond Trees, the primary food source for the Great Green Macaw.
You will find benches and hammocks on the far southern point, where you may want to sit quietly and see what Mother Nature offers.