Tortuguero National Park
Both Tortuguero National Park and the town are only accessible by boat or plane; thus making it an unforgettable experience. This park contains the habitat of 7 kinds of turtles. It is possible to watch thousands of turtles laying their eggs on the beach at the same time. A series of canals in the national park can be navigated, giving the visitor a beautiful view of mangrove, jungle, various birds, crocodiles and different types of mammals and flowers.
Visitors who do not want to go to Tortuguero on an organized trip, can take the bus to Limón (which costs less than US $5 and is a 2 ½ hour trip). In Limón a river taxi takes visitors to Tortuguero. This river taxi will cost US $75 for a round trip and it is only possible to take this taxi in the morning (Visitors must get there by 8:00 AM). But you can also take a bus to Cariari further north and take a ferry, which is much less expensive.