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Words Adventure

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.


Tortuguero Village

$19
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.

Village History

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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.


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Across from the airstrip 1 mile north of the Town of Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica.
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no smoking Smokers Be Aware!
Costa Rica has recently passed one of the strictest smoking regulations in the world; hotels are 100% SMOKE FREE.
If you and want to smoke, by law you are required to leave the property. This means that you have to be taken by boat across the river to the beach. Boats are available most of the time but not all the time, you may have to wait (10 minutes – 2 hours) for a boat to return to the lodge before you can be taken across.
Boats are NOT available to take you to a place where you can smoke at night. There is an $800 fine for breaking this law.