The Tortuguero National Park and Rainforest Canals is a very important conservation area set in the Caribbean of Costa Rica. It is also a very famous tourist destination. Thousands of tourists and scientists visit the area every year. The main attraction are its rainforest canals, the many tours offered, the endless tropical lowland rainforests and the famous sea turtle nesting and hatching spectacle. Thousands of sea turtles of diverse species come ashore in Tortuguero every year for nesting purposes. The tourists can observe this spectacle by carefully exploring the beach at night in guided night tour groups, lead by a local English speaking naturalist guide. The tropical lowland rainforests are located within a vast territory of thousands of acres, and together with Barra del Colorado, it is part of one of the largest tropical rainforests in Central America.
Tortuguero includes the National Park, the Natural Jungle Canals and the cozy and authentic town, located on the Caribbean Coast, north of Puerto Limon, the largest port in Costa Rica. Visiting the region means staying in one of the more than 20 accommodation options, from the larger lodges along the canals or on the beach or one of the most simple cabins and hotels in downtown Tortuguero. There are only two ways to actually reach the area, one is by plane landing in the local airstrip or by boat, through the amazing and endless canals. The region offers the visitor boat tours into the national park canals, sea turtle nesting and hatching tours and an in depth experience of the typical Caribbean Jungle Experience.