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Attraction in Tortuga

Discover The Top Things To Do in Tortuga

At the Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, our setting on the banks of the Tortuguero River makes us one of the best hotels for experiencing the beauty and exhilaration of the rainforest landscape of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. As a guest of the hotel, you'll enjoy access to a diverse range of experiences, activities and attractions. From our onsite plantation-style garden and nature trails to nearby Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero Village and Tortuguero Beach, the best of Costa Rica is just moments from the hotel.  

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park is located on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It was created in 1970 to protect endangered nesting sea turtles. The closest town is also named Tortuguero, which is a small ecotourism village that is only accessible by boat or plane.

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Tortuguero Village

With no streets or cars, but nature all around, this Caribbean town nests among the rainforest, the beach and the Tortuguero River. Once one of the biggest hunting  grounds for the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle in the world, today focus on tourism and most of its people works in some form of tourism or conservation related business.  When visiting Tortuguero enjoy the colorful Afro-Caribbean culture and stop for a chat with the locals and learn about their way of life.

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Tortuguero Beach

Located across the river from Tortuga Lodge, this beach is the most important nesting ground for the green sea turtle in the Western Atlantic Ocean, welcoming thousands of turtles to nest every year. Mostly deserted along the stretch protected by the national park, it becomes more visited as it gets closer to the village. The beach's soft sand makes great spot for walks along the short or sit back and relax, watching the ocean. 

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The Garden

Spacious and spread out, our gardens in Tortuguero are “plantation style,” mimicking the banana plantation estates  that dotted the Caribbean Coast.

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Trails at Tortuga Lodge

Situated at the back of  the lodge, the trail behind Tortuga Lodge is 1.4 miles (or 2.2 km) long. You can explore them on your own or join the Twilight Tour (extra fee). Tours can take anywhere from 1 to 2.5 hours.

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