Tortuguero National Park


87km Northwest of Limon, Caribbean Coast,

Costa Rica,

One of the most remote areas in Costa Rica, this 47,000-acre coastal preserve—which encompasses an intricate series of jungle canals, lagoons, and beaches—is reachable only by boat or plane. But if you make the journey between the months of early March and mid-October, you’ll be rewarded by the sight of hawksbill, loggerhead, giant leatherback, and green sea turtles coming ashore to nest and lay their eggs. Visitors to the nesting areas must be accompanied by a licensed guide; tours arranged through Costa Rica Expeditions include transport and a stay at nearby Tortuga Lodge.