OTHER TOURS & ACTIVITIES
Available in Spanish, English and French
CANOE IN THE NATIONAL PARK – 3 hours –USD $30
The best way to explore rainforest waterways in silent, listening and spotting the wildlife. With the fiberglass canoe and an electric outboard engine going quietly, we minimize human presence. Feel the rainforest and learn about it with senior biologist Rafael. USD $15 national park entrance not included.
SEA TURTLE TOUR – 2 hours – USD $35 (from July to October, at night)
The sea turtle nesting (Chelonia mydas) is one of the most amazing natural events that happens in the world. Hundreds of female sea turtles come ashore at night, living behind the safety of the ocean, to nest at Tortuguero beach on the same beach where they were born. A certificated guide is required.
TORTUGUERO HILL – 3 hours – USD $40
A nature walk to the only hill or elevation of the region. Rising up to 110 meters from the sea level, it is an extinct volcano. A very nice trail and concrete stairs will take us up to the very top of the hill, through a majestic rainforest with spectacular view of the lowland rainforest of Tortuguero. Includes the entrance fee and the 15 minutes water taxi boat ride.
DAY RAINFOREST WALK – 3 hours – USD $25
Let yourself be immersed in the rainforest complexity, while we give you the environmental interpretation of the forest structure and wildlife. It is a 2.5 km trail. A stop at the black sand beach of Tortuguero will be included, to know more about the coastal vegetation. Great way to hear, see and live the rainforest experience.
BIRDWATCHING - 3 hours - USD $40
The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is a great place to look for the more than 400 different kinds of birds, residents and North American migratory birds. One of the highlight can be the great green macaw.
LECTURES - 1 hour - USD $100 to $130
Tortuguero Village History: Early sailors, Mosquito’s indigenous raids and forest lumber activity. Arrival and colonization of the Afro Caribbean people, their lifestyle. Creation of the National Park and the social impacts. Tortuguero challenges today.
Tortuguero Rain Forest: Lowlands flooded rainforest ecology: flora and fauna features and their adaptations to flooded grounds. Similarities with the Amazon River. Ecology of the rivers and waterways of Tortuguero.
Sea Turtles natural history: features of the most important nesting beach for the green sea turtle on the Western Hemisphere, scientific community research.
RAINFOREST CORPORAL PAINT - USD $5
Under request, we make body corporal paint the indigenous way, with the “guaitil” fruit dye. This corporal paint lasts around 10 days. Guaitil is native from tropical America. It is cultivated in some countries for its edible fruit, which are made into drinks, jelly, sherbet and used in ice cream. When the liquid obtained from the fruit oxidizes, it stains the skin black. It is still very used by indigenous people.