This is a program where our guests visit the tiny town of San Francisco, our lodge’s closest neighbor. There, you’ll participate in an English language program we have set up for local schoolchildren. To learn more about this unique program, that benefits our neighbors and is almost universally enjoyed by guests, visit the Words Adventure page.
Duration: 2 hours
This two hour tour of the village is led by one of our local guides at Tortuga Lodge. Visit the local school (when in session) the Park headquarters, the general store, and then take a walk down paths lined with colorful Afro-Caribbean homes. Stop for a chat with the locals and learn about their way of life.
Sea Turtle Conservancy Visitor Center
On your tour you’ll visit the museum founded by the Sea Turtle Conservation, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC). The late Dr. Archie Carr first began to study and tag the thousands of Atlantic Green Sea Turtles in 1959. The turtles come every year, from June through October, to Tortuguero Beach to lay their eggs. The study began in 1959 and has continued without fail ever since, under the auspices of the STC. It is the longest-running continuous study of its kind in the world and their work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles. It has also had a profound effect on the community of Tortuguero. The organization began its work in Costa Rica, but has expanded its research and conservation efforts throughout both Central America and the Wider Caribbean.