Tortuguero & the South Caribbean offers dense rain forest and wildlife observation by boat through a fascinating nature. From July to October you can also watch turtle nesting on the Caribbean beach.
The South Caribbean with the 2 fishermen villages Cahuita and Puerto Viejo = Old Harbour provides wonderful palm beaches with typical Caribbean flair and a lot of touristic activities, Indian Reserves as well as Gandoca-Manzanillo and Cahuita National Parks.
We offer a 3 days/2 nights Tortuguero-Package and a 6 days/5 nights Tortuguero/South Caribbean-Package:
Tortuguero-Package: Individual tour, 3 days / 2 nights
Day 1: San José - Braulio Carillo National Park - Tortuguero
In the morning pick up at Hotel Luz de Luna or El Marañón (or your hotel in San José), passing by dense tropical cloud and rain forests of Braulio Carillo National Park to the Atlantic coast. At a typical restaurant you will stop for a typical breakfast. Afterwards you will pass banana plantations to reach the landing pier and board a boat that will take you to Tortuguero, where the hotel is located. We will check in, have a cocktail and lunch and get ready for the tour to the picturesque village of Tortuguero in the afternoon. The tour also leads us to the beach and the Turtle Museum. After dinner you will have the opportunity to go on an optional night tour on the beach to watch turtle nesting (July - October) or in the rain forest to watch nocturnal animals. Overnight stay at Lodge Caribbean Paradise or equivalent (B,L,D).
Day 2: Biodiversity of Tortuguero National Park
Before breakfast you can watch the rain forest wake up from your room's terrace.
Today, there are 2 exciting activities:
- a boat trip with a well-experienced guide through Tortuguero's natural channels to watch the rich wildlife of the lowland rain forest (e.g. birds, monkeys, iguanas and crocodiles).
- a biological introduction to the tropical rain forest on selected paths in the jungle in surrounding areas.
In the afternoon you can relax at the pool or while watching birds. After dinner you will once again have the opportunity to go on an optional night tour on the beach to watch turtle nesting (July - October) or in the rain forest to watch nocturnal animals.
Day 3: Siquierres - San José or South Caribbean
After breakfast you will take the boat back to Pavona and by bus to Guapiles. If you plan to go to the South Caribbean coast (Cahuita or Puerto Viejo), you can take a shuttle bus from here; typical lunch and return to San José.
Price per person in EUR: double room EUR 225; single room Euro 239; triple room EUR 215
Including: bus/boat transportation, full board, 2 overnight stays, taxes and guided tours in English or Spanish.
We'd be glad to make room reservations for you in one of our hotels in San José or Ciudad Colón.
Tortuguero/South Caribbean-Package, individual tour, 6 days/5 nights
Day 1-3: Tortuguero
see decription Tortuguero-Package.
Day 3–6: Caribbean
Free time at the beaches of the Caribbean - relax at the beach or discover f. ex. Cahuita National Park: On a hike through the park along the coast line between secondary forests and mangroves you can see sloths, monkeys, snakes and different amphibians like frogs. Overnight stay in Cahuita in El Encanto Inn near the centre or Hotel La Diosa next to the sea or in Puerto Viejo at Cocoloco bungalows or a bit outside at Azania or Costa de Papito bungalows next to the surfers beach.
Day 6: Caribbean - San José
We have to say good bye to the Caribbean and our Shuttle bus brings us back to San José
or the volcano Arenal (extra price)Prices per person in EUR:
High season: double room EUR 459; single room EUR 579.
Green saison: double room EUR 439; single room EUR 659.
Included: 5 nights with breakfast, in Tortuguero full board, Transport in private buses from/to San José and boat transfers and tours; guided tours in English/Spanish