How to Get to Tortuguero Costa Rica on your own without going with a Tour Group

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How to Get to Tortuguero Costa Rica on your own without going with a Tour Group

This article will tell you how you can get to Tortuguero and Tortuguero national Park, Costa Rica on your own without going with a Tour Group.   Take the public bus in San Jose at 9 a.m. and go to Cariari.

Take the 11:30 bus from Cariari to La Pavona  where a boat will be waiting for this bus.  It’s called the Clic boat.  This boat takes you to the village of Tortuguero.

I’d like to share a very nice story with you about a young man named Daryl Loth who along with his Costa Rican wife own and operate  Casa Marbella Bed and Breakfast Hotel in the village of Tortuguero.  Darly came to Tortuguero has a volunteer at a Canadian Biological station.  He loved it so much that he stayed.  He meet a young Costa Rican woman, feel in love, and married.  They now have two children ages 9 and 7.

The B&B is quaint, offers a full Caribbean style breakfast, comfortable rooms, and Daryl will be your personal guide during your stay.  Which is great for you because he knows the area, where the wildlife are located, and when the green sea turtles come upon shore to lay their eggs.  The room rates are very reasonable at around $40 for a double occupancy.

Daryl will show you around Tortuguero village, a small quaint village  right on the Tortuguero canals located on the northern Caribbean

Casa Marbella B&B Tortuguero Costa Rica

Casa Marbella B&B Tortuguero Costa Rica

coastline of Costa Rica.   Life is slow and easy here, no cars since access is by boat or air.   Only a few hundred people live here because it is so remote.  Tourism and fishing are the two industries here.   There is a small airstrip where  Costa Rica carriers (Sansa Air  and Nature Air)  fly people in and out.

Rains a lot in Tortuguero Village all year round.  The beaches have a beige colored sand and are quite beautiful but are not suitable for swimming.  The surf is very very strong and undertow is dangerous.

Biggest tourist attraction here are the Tortuguero Canals, narrow inland paths of water filled with crocodiles,  small turtles, Jesus Christ Lizards, howler monkeys, Toucans, wild banana trees, and a gorgeous rain forest which grows all the way up to the banks of the canals.

To learn more about how to get to Tortuguero and what to see and do go to

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