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Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Sights

Playa Tortuguero

  • North of Tortuguero village Map It
  • Tortuguero
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 04/14/2014

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The crashing waves and misty air—it rains a lot in Tortuguero—give you the unsettling feeling that you're standing at the edge of the world. Swimming and surfing are simply not possible here. (Sharks can be an issue along this stretch of coast, for one thing.) But by night, depending on the season, this beach comes alive with the age-old ritual of Tortuguero's four species of sea turtles laying and burying their eggs. They then hatch and the baby turtles scurry out

to sea. (The spectacle is viewable only in the company of a licensed guide, of course.) Sunbathing? People-watching? Who needs that when this is the real show? Amenities: none. Best for: solitude; walking.

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North of Tortuguero village, Tortuguero, 70205, Costa Rica

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Updated 04/14/2014

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