Nothing could be more thrilling than spending your days exploring jungle canopies through a series of zip-lines, platforms, and bridges at the Tortuguero National Park in the village of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Adventurous tourists go through a unique encounter with nature, flying as high as 75 feet with the help of experienced guides. And happily, thrilling wildlife tours and scenic adventures in the park—them most visited in the country and accessible only by boat or plane—can be easily arranged from nearly all Tortuguero hotels.
Meaning “place of turtles,” Tortuguero is a village nestled on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica surrounded by beaches that are favored nesting sites of the world’s most endangered species of sea turtles, including the Leatherback. Visitors to this quiet village can find relaxing and quaint Tortuguero cheap hotels throughout the region, lodgings imbued with cozy and airy atmospheres. From your hotel, walk the tranquil beaches and be on the lookout for—but don't disturb—sea turtle eggs as well as hatchlings making their way to the water.
Eco-tourism takes center stage for visitors staying at hotels in Tortuguero. To make the most of your trip, book a boat or walking tour of one of the four natural trails and get up close and personal with the native residents—iguanas, monkeys, jaguars, lizards, caimans, crocodiles, and rare and exotic bird species such as kingfishers, toucans, blue herons, peacocks, and parrots.