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After an early departure you will enjoy a scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park (breakfast enroute), followed by a relaxing boat trip through the jungle canals to get to Tortuguero. A welcome cocktail awaits you as you arrive in this natural paradise. Your naturalist guide will take you for a stroll through the Tortuguero town and to the Turtle Conservation center for a visit.
Tortuguero Beach is the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the Western Hemisphere. Giant leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles also nest here.
During your visit to Tortuguero, you will explore the National Park's system of waterways, a natural system of canals and navigable lagoons that crisscross the park from southeast to northwest, bringing a constant fresh supply of water to the park lowlands. These canals provide the perfect habitat for 57 species of amphibians, 111 species of reptiles and 60 species of mammals.
Optional Night Turtle Watching tour: Tortuguero beach is the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the Western Hemisphere. Nesting can occur from late June to early October with key months being July and August.
Mawamba Lodge - Standard Room
Today, you will have an adventurous boat ride in Tortuguero National Park. This is a fascinating experience where you can see abundant flora and fauna along the jungle lined canals or Tortuguero. Return to the lodge for free time or for a relaxing siesta, enjoy the pool or go for a walk on the stunning grounds.
Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge and night at leisure to explore the incredible surroundings.
Mawamba Lodge - Standard Room
After breakfast, you will begin your journey to San Jose leaving Tortuguero by boat and then continuing by van.
Costa Rica offers tropical beaches, the grandest adventures, the wonders of nature, and scintillating culture. Located in Central America, Costa Rica is nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, bordered on the east by the Caribbean Sea and the west by the Pacific Ocean. This small country represents only .05 percent of the planet's surface yet shelters almost 5 percent of the existing world's biodiversity. The country also offers world-class eco-tourism and adventure travel such as horseback riding on a secluded beach; hiking through the lush whispering greenery of a rainforest; having an exhilarating experience on a white-water rafting trip, observing the tropical forests from a canopy tour; surfing the blue waves of either coast; experiencing a quiet, close encounter with different species of birds and wildlife; and enjoying the diverse culture and hospitality of the Ticos.
Refreshing and relaxing, exquisitely evergreen the Tortuguero canals is a must-see while in Costa Rica. Mawamba Lodge is amidst this exotic spot. With the Tortuguero canals in the front and the Caribbean Ocean in the back, this hotel blends with its surroundings perfectly. Take some time to enjoy the Mawamba Park, with two butterfly, frog and iguana gardens. Free Wi-Fi for guests at designated areas of the Lodge. Swimming pool, bar, entertainment areas, and private trails all for your enjoyment.
Standard rooms have a garden view, equipped with one double and one single bed or three single beds. For your comfort, rooms include a ceiling fan, complimentary safety box, daily clean up service and private bathroom.
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