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May 17, 2008 - Tortuguero

Not wanting to leave the Caribbean quite yet we headed up to Tortuguero - a four hour boat journey along the network of canals and rivers adjoining the coast. Tortuguero is a small village of some 600 people with no roads. It sets an excellent example of how tourism can benefit conservation. Tortuguero is surrounded by the 30,000 hectare national park of the same name which protects primary rainforest and 26 miles of marine turtle nesting beaches. It has the largest colony of Atlantic green turtles in the Western hemisphere. Too early for...

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Apr 16, 2008 - Tortuguero

Was up at the crack of dawn today, collected at 6am by a shuttle for a 3 day tour booked to Tortuguero National Park, on the Carribbean coast of Costa Rica. There are only 5 of us on the tour, which is really nice and small, so we can all get to know each other. It´s a bit of a journey though - 2 hours by bus and then about the same by boat (there's no roads in Tortuguero, you get on a boat at Canas Blanco and then everybody moves about through the canals by taxiboat). On the bus journey, you drive through fabulous cloud forest just outside...

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Apr 14, 2008 - Torteguero

April 14 But that was just the start of our day of travel. After a few minutes to put on dry clothes, we took a quick half hour bus ride and then jumped on a boat for the 4 hour boat ride through rivers and canals to Torteguero, briefly passing through Nicaragua. The boat captain was a knowledgable guide and pointed out birds, monkeys, crocs and caman along the trip. We arrived late in Torteguero, so after quickly cleaning up and going for a stroll in what could be descibed as town, we met for a ¨typical¨ dinner at Miss Junie´s. It was then...

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Costa Rica 2008

Dec 5, 2007 - Tortuguero

OK well today is a quick entry with no photos because the internet here is really slow I think its what i used 10 years ago. Actually I'm surprised there is any internet cafes here. Anyway I took a long bus trip followed by a boat trip to get here. Its called Tortuguero because its where the a few species of Turtle come and lay eggs. Unfortunately I've missed turtle egg season, but tomorrow i'll go for a canoe ride through the remote jungle looking for other animals. I think one full day here will be enough though. Not much else to do other...

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Jun 26, 2007 - On Route to Tortuguero

Hey everyone, Andrew and I have arrived in Costa Rica with Sarah safely. We spent our first night in Liberia where we flew in and stayed at a cute little place called Hotel la Siesta. It had a cute little pool and rooms that surronded a beautiful garden. From there we went to San Jose the capital city and stayed in a hostel that was amazing. It had a pool, restaurant...and yes I know you were all wondering...it did have a mechanical bull. It wasn't up and bucking so we didn't attempt it if anyone was wondering. The hostel cost us $13 and...

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Kenya to Costa Rica

Apr 28, 2007 - Tortugero: So where are the damn turtles then?

Tortugero Headed to Tortugero to try my luck to see whether I could catch the big turtles coming to the beach and laying their eggs at night. Start the day off with a canoe tour through the mangroves. Don't know what I was expecting but everyone was looking very perplexed when we got told to board a very basic wooden canoe and given a paddle each. Insult was added to injury when as we all tried to row in unison the higher paying clientele came zooming by almost capsizing us in the wake of their motor boats. Our eco friendly approach did...

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EZ Duz it!

Jul 15, 2006 - TORTUGUERO - Costa Rica

Die 5 Stunden Boetlifahrt durch einen Kanal im Dschungel waren den Abstecher nach Tortuguero bereits wert. Wie eine Fahrt durch einen Zoo im Grossformat. Die knapp 2 Tage Aufenthalt im kleinen abgelegenen Doerfli waren wie schon die ganzen letzten rund 3 Wochen ueberschattet von dunklen Wolken am Himmel und literweise Regen. Inzwischen hab ich mich aber daran gewoehnt und gelernt das beste daraus zu machen, jede Minute Sonnenschein zu schaetzen und wie man tropfende Kleidung in einem feuchten Raum am besten trocknet. In der ersten Nacht...

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KARIN GOES FAR

Feb 9, 2006 - The Caribbean coast, a whole other country

I finally decided on Tortuguero as my place to visit before Jessie arrives from Boston in a few days. I've been reading about how chilled out and completely different the Caribbean coast here is from the rest of the country, and it's totally true. Plus Tortuguero seems to be very backpacker friendly and not prone to big flashy resorts as the only way to get there is by small canals or plane, which in and of itself makes the place pretty exotic and very appealing. It doesn't hurt that the beach here is also one of the top nesting spots in...

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Kristy's World Tour!

Jan 22, 2006 - Tortuguero & Rara Avis - Yes, the sun does shine in Costa Rica...

Hola everyone! Yes the sun does shine in Costa Rica! The day after my last entry, and despite a rainy forecast, we woke to sunshine, brilliant sunshine. We even had one great afternoon in the ocean which started grey and didn't look to hopeful but ended up with us swimming in the Caribbean surf under a patch of blue sky. The change in the weather was in perfect timing for our boat trip up river to Tortuguero. Along the way we were able to see lots of wild life, Jesus Christ Lizards, Iguanas, Sloths, Monkeys and Crocodiles. The guides are...

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Road To Costa Rica

Aug 11, 2005 - Le parc National de Tortuguero, la mini amazone du Costa Rica

Pour venir jusqu'ici il faut 2 bus, un prend une route goudronnee, le suivant prend un chemin de terre qui nous secoue comme des pruniers pendant 1 heure et enfin un bateau pour traverser le parc national de Tortuguero et nous amener au hameau tres pittoresque de Tortuguero. J'y retrouve ici comme sur tout le long de la cote caraibe, les couleurs de l'afrique, sa nonchalance, son accent. Dans le bus, on rencontre 2 francais, Sarah et Julien (2 profs ou en phase de le devenir) vraiment tres tres sympas... ca a tout de suite bien accroche....

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Lenalatina 2005

Aug 4, 2005 - In the jungle, the mighty jungle

I seem to have started with this a lot recently but... ...another 5am start to get to the national park (rainforest) at Tortuguero. We had to take a bus from San Jose and then change at Cariari to a packed bus, which went down a track, through banana plantations, to a boat. The buses in Costa Rica fall short, (very short), of the standards they have in Mexico - very old buses which they pack on as many people as they possibly can, stopping to pick up anyone on the side of the road and the standards of the roads are very random - you can...

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Jul 30, 2005 - Wash, rinse, repeat.....

As they say in Costa Rica: Pura Vida! (Pure Life!) Wednesday 27.07.05 We slept terribly, so we had no problem boarding the 5.30am bus for San Jose, but it was a 5 minute trudge through steady rain to get to the bus stop. Sunrise on the bus was just a brightening of the splashes of blue-grey that made up the sky, save for a sliver of pale yellow seen out of the opposite window. I arrived at my new hostel - Tranquilo Backpackers near the centre of San Jose in the late morning. Later in the day I met up for the last time with Jorge and his...

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