The National Parks are fantastic places to visit during vacations or during any getaway, discovering in each one of them a spectacular natural landscape. In Costa Rica There is great natural wealth, so it is not surprising that there are some of the most impressive natural sites in the world. Today I would like to write about the Turtle National Park, one of the most spectacular in the country.
In it you will find unique species turtles, both young and very old, species that in many cases you will not be able to see anywhere else in the world. Tortugero National Park is in the northwest of the country, in an area known as the North Atlantic and which is the preferred place for turtles when the spawning phase arrives, thanks mainly to the warm temperature.
A natural spectacle
Anyone who has visited this park will say that it can see a natural spectacle like no other, especially at the time when hundreds of turtles They come at once to lay their eggs safe. Between July and October is when the largest number of turtles usually coincide, and you must be very clear that they cannot be disturbed and that everything you do must be with respect so that they are not affected. For example, you cannot take photos with flash since it scares them away and when they go into the water they will do it without having spawned.
In Tortuguero you can see up to seven different species of river turtles, in addition to many other very interesting ones. One of the most striking is the green turtle, which finds its best natural habitat in the world there. There are also other important species such as leatherback or hawksbill, two of the most attractive in Costa Rica. But there are not only turtles since you can also find other animals such as capuchin monkeys or manatees, about which there are numerous legends.
A lot to see
In addition to the turtles, there are other elements that are very interesting in this park. To see them all they have numerous routes that will allow you to discover different areas and thus see all its vegetation, its rivers, lagoons and the more than 50 species of river fish. If you want the experience to be more complete, go ahead and rent a cayuca (a boat) to follow one of the water routes and enjoy Tortuguero National Park from another point of view.
Visiting Tortuguero, Costa Rica: National Park, Turtles and Canals (January 2024)
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