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The tour inside the canals of the National Park is the most important activity of your trip to Tortuguero.

You'll enjoy the lush biodiversity of flora and fauna in this ecosystem which is the most complex and dynamic of Tropical America.

Accompanied by your naturalist guide and an experienced boatman in the area, you will appreciate the amazing variety of animal species the National Park shelter. Three species of monkeys, 400 species of birds, hundreds of reptiles and amphibians, such as iguanas, crocodiles, alligators, turtles... And a large number of mammals.

The boat tour is in the mornings, the duration of the tour is two hours approximately.


By visiting the colorful Tortuguero town, it is possible to appreciate the lifestyle of its people, and learn a little of their customs and daily life.

It was an ancient place of hunting, fishing and agriculture of different ethnic groups such as the Miskito, the Miskito-Zambo and Afro-Caribbean population.

You will be able to learn about the history, the development of sawing wood during the mid-twentieth century up to the present where tourism has helped raise awareness about the preservation of nature.

During the tour, you will visit the town school, the National Park facilities, churches, stores, the recycling plant which is one of the most efficient plants in the country and the community center that houses the Symphonic Band project.

The tour starts at the Lodge, where you take the boat to the village of Tortuguero. You will walk along the town accompanied by a guide with a wide knowledge of the region.


Visit the botanical garden of Laguna Lodge, a quiet place to learn and experience the complexity and beauty of the flora of the Caribbean. Plant families have been placed in strategic places for you to easily identify the species by their unique characteristics of each group of plants. You will also learn some of the medicinal uses and commercial pharmaceutical products made from plants. The garden consists of a network of trails within the exuberance of an intact forest, which will take you to a marvelous and overwhelming experience.

Optional Tours


The awakening tour is the perfect time to enjoy a wildlife that wakes up with the first rays of sun. The singing of animals to start the day, the wind sound and the absolute magic that brings the awakening in the middle of the jungle.

The tour is a 2 hour boat ride in the National Park departing between 5:30 and 6:00am, lasts two hours.


Night walk to witness sea turtle nesting.

Tortuguero National Park is the most important nesting site of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) of the Caribbean coast in Tropical America.

Four species of sea turtles nest on Tortuguero.

The tour is available only during the spawing season, from the 1st of July to October 31st.


Walk on the beach to witness the birth of sea turtles. The guide will take you to an early or late walk along the beach to witness this spectacular event between September and November each year.

Laguna Lodge has direct access to the beach in case you want to make the trek on your own.