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TORTUGUERO REGION

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Everything that you would expect of a tropical destination is served up on a golden platter on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. Lush surroundings and friendly people are the ultimate compliments to any traveler's vacation. Boardered by Nicaragua and Panamá, the Caribbean coast spans almost 200 kilometers.

Whether it's kayak, by boat, or hiking through forest trails, Tortuguero National Park is a perfect example of tropical rain forest. The park is made up of more than 18 000 hectares and protects a wealth of exotic wildlife including those that gave it its name - turtles.
You can reach Tortuguero via boats departing from the town of Moin, Matina, Freeman and Caño Blanco or you can fly in to a handy airstrip that lies the outshore of town. If you are traveling with a tour, then just sit back and enjoy the ride.

There are a variety of ways you can make your way throuhg this waterypark that is made up of several canals that twist and turn. Accompained by a guide, you should be able to enjoy the park to the fullest since they can take you deeper into the park than if you were making it on your own.

Some guides have their own boat while yet another option is to take a silent kayak into the park. The kayak will afford you excellent views of the surrounding vegetation and wildlife but will also prove to be a physically demanding tour. Prepare yourself to sweat.
There are a few biological station set up inside the park and are manned by scientist and volunteers. Their purpose is to study the different type of animals and to keep the area as impact free as possible.


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