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Sovereign Nature at the Tortuguero National Park

Parco Nazionale_TortugueroIf there's a place where nature reigns supreme, that's the Tortuguero National Park, a protected area located in the north eastern part of Costa Rica. The environmental policy adopted by this country has led to the creation of the most important nesting beach of the green sea turtle. The park itself is named after these cute and endangered animals. Isolated from the Caribbean Sea to the east and by a barrier of forests to the west, this beach can be reached only by boat, while transfers within the park usually occur with small aircrafts. Despite the isolation, the beauty of the Tortuguero National Park is such as to make it the third most visited park in Costa Rica. That's a good achievement!

One of the reasons why thousands of tourists like to experience the heart nature is the co-existence of 11 different habitats: from the mangrove forest to the beach, from the swamp to the lagoon, and from the rainforest to the channels. It is the perfect ecosystem for many more or less known animals, like: alligators, crocodiles, dugongs, jaguars, monkeys, peacocks, “tropical gars” (a kind of sturgeon), and then frogs, bats, snakes, rodents, butterflies, and many other living species. You can admire the richness of the Tortuguero National Park by taking one of our organized tours: by boat, sailing along the canals, or on foot along some hiking trails... together we'll live in a dream.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING THE TORTUGUERO

Taking a guided tour of the Tortuguero National Park is not only a leisure activity. The park plays a key role for the Central American country and in particular, in regards to the Ramsar Convention, an agreement stipulated in 1971 for the conservation of bogs, swamps, marshes, and aquatic environments in general. Here plants and animals are protected from poaching, human activities, and illegal logging. Sleeping in the park and joining the groups of visitors means ensuring a future to this small garden of Eden. And nowadays, there is really a great need!

 


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