To the north the Tortuguero National Park canals are a popular attraction and several good lodges provide a comfortable base for river exploration. There are some excellent birding opportunities and plenty of alligators and monkeys. The national park is the main nesting area in the Caribbean for green sea turtles who nest on the beaches from July to October.
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Lodge/Hosteria - TortugueroSmall, friendly lodge on the edge of the river. Cabanas are set around the gardens and they have a medium-sized pool, good restaurant (all meals included in your stay) and games room.
Lodge/Hosteria - TortugueroMawamba is nestled on a sand bar between the Caribbean Sea and one of the Tortuguero canals, an excellent location that provides direct access to the pristine beach and canals.
Lodge/Hosteria - TortugueroWell designed lodge on the edge of the river. Lovely outdoor eating area, pretty pool with loungers and hammock area and games room.