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  • Day149

    Tortuguero

    February 2, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    We arrived in Tortuguero on Wednesday. Tortuguero is an isolated place, that can only be reached by boat or air - we opted for the former. This area is the wettest part of Costa Rica - very hot and humid. It is a rainforest area and there are a series of "canals" - lagoons and rivers with manmade joins to make them navigable. The river we are staying by runs parallel to the Caribbean Sea. It is a great place for wildlife spotting, which is what brought us here. Being so isolated, the easiest way to get here was to book a package for 3 days, which is what we did. Our hotel is lovely, easily the poshest we've stayed in so far (unsurprising, at double our usual budget!) but the trip is a bit too "organised" for our liking, with all the tours and meals having to be done at specific times, buffet food (albeit in an al fresco dining room with a lovely view) plus a named tour guide - all a bit "Hi De Hi"! Anyway, so far we've had a couple of boat trips, a walk in the forest and a visit to the Tortuguero village. We've seen white-throated capuchin monkeys, more toucans and hummingbirds, a hawk, impressive oropendula birds, more lizards & frogs and some blue crabs. We're off on an early morning wildlife boat trip at 5:45am tomorrow, so hoping to see more wildlife then.Read more