of the countrys main attractions is the 47,000 acres
Tortuguero National Park with its innumerous lagoons
and canals. In the small canals where the bordering vegetation
forms amazing tunnels, nature presents itself from the most
beautiful tropical side: high annual rainfalls and an average
temperature of 79 ° F allow the growth of palm trees, ferns
and trees with tilted roots; parrots, monkeys, caimans
and crocodiles as well as tropical birds live in this magic
world of water and forest. Not to forget the sea turtles
(tortugas) that come to thisCaribbean beach every
year to lay their eggs, thus giving this national park
San José - Tortuguero - (BF,L,D)
Off to an early start from your hotel in San José, you drive along a scenic route of lush pasturelands and banana plantations, through the Braulio Carrillo National Park. You stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast before arriving at the small river harbor. From there you navigate by boat. Let this extraordinarily exotic paradise enchant you, as you travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Have a one-in-a-lifetime experience in this unique place surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna of breathtaking beauty. Enjoy a hearty lunch before departing to a walking tour to the bustling village of Tortuguero and its immediate surroundings with your local naturalist guide. After visiting the turtle museum (optional), you have the possibility to return the lodge by walking on the beach to arrive just in time for dinner.
After dinner, you might want to participate in an optional guided night hike on one of the jungle paths of the lodge.
ON Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero
Tortuguero National Park - (BF,L,D)
A full day of activities begins with the unforgettable sights and sounds of an early morning tour to experience the awakening of Tortuguero wildlife (optional).
After a well-deserved breakfast, your naturalist guide will take on a visit to the “Mawamba Park” in our facility that includes the butterfly farms, frog farm and garden, bio-digester and gardens. This visit is combined with a walk in the trails at the Lodge.
In the afternoon and after lunch, you enjoy a boat tour through the quiet backwater canals of the national park, for up-close observation of the flora and fauna which makes this part of the world so unique.
Before dinner, enjoy a “siesta”, relax by the pool or take a walk on the beach.
After dinner, during turtle season an optional night walk is offered: Walk on the beach and admire the green turtles nesting (July through September).
ON Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero
Tortuguero - San José - (BF,L)
After breakfast, embark by boat around 9 a.m. Upon arrival at the small river harbor, you continue the travel by bus to a typical Costa Rican restaurant near Guapiles for a delicious home-cooked lunch. Continue your journey back to San José, arrival in the afternoon.
TIPS: Upon returning from
Tortuguero, a rental
car can be delivered in Guapiles, from where
you may continue to the next destination of your choice, e.g
Arenal Volcano, Sarapiqui, Pto. Viejo de Limón or the