Ecotourism in Costa Rica

TORTUGUERO, A DIAMOND IN ROUGH

The beautiful beaches, tropical forests, climate, flora and fauna are determining aspects for practicing ecotourism, and these are what makes Costa Rica one of the most recommended countries to visit. But above all, Tortuguero, in Costa Rica, is one of the most amazing places you can go. A rough diamond that gathers it all.

Tortuguero is located in the Northern part of the country, between Parismina River and San Juan River at the border with Nicaragua. It’s a very humid zone.

The vegetation of the area is typical of the tropical rainforest characterized with outstanding plants like yolillales, herbaceous marshes, coastal vegetation, tall forests, and forests on hills, swamp forests and herbaceous communities on lagoons.

A TREASURE FULL OF EXOTIC ANIMALS

TORTUGUERO, A DIAMOND IN ROUGH

 

The fauna is also very abundant and varied, approximately 160 species of mammals, a lot of them in danger of extinction: felines, monkeys, sloths and manatees, among others; 400 species of birds and 52 species of continental water fishes; the gar fish sticks out considered a living fossil in danger of extinction

You can find too, one of the most investigated and known species in Tortuguero, the Green turtle, who motivated the creation of the Tortuguero National Park.

In this zone you can find plenty of activities to enjoy during your stay at Manatus. You can discover the traits of the Caribbean culture; take fishing tours, canopy tours, bird watching or even do canoeing and kayaking. Definitely, this area gives the opportunity to practice ecotourism and adventure tourism, and make your stay unforgettable.

A TREASURE FULL OF EXOTIC ANIMALS

TORTUGUERO, A DIAMOND IN ROUGH

 

The fauna is also very abundant and varied, approximately 160 species of mammals, a lot of them in danger of extinction: felines, monkeys, sloths and manatees, among others; 400 species of birds and 52 species of continental water fishes; the gar fish sticks out considered a living fossil in danger of extinction. You can find too, one of the most investigated and known species in Tortuguero, the Green turtle, who motivated the creation of the Tortuguero National Park.

In this zone you can find plenty of activities to enjoy during your stay at Manatus. You can discover the traits of the Caribbean culture; take fishing tours, canopy tours, bird watching or even do canoeing and kayaking. Definitely, this area gives the opportunity to practice ecotourism and adventure tourism, and make your stay unforgettable.

TORTUGUERO CANALS

TORTUGUERO, A DIAMOND IN ROUGH

 

One of the most important attractions of the area are its endless canals and meanders; a real natural labyrinth surrounded by dense tropical forest and rich local fauna. Here you can see monkeys, sloths and birds; besides a great variety of aquatic animals like turtles, alligators and crocodiles.

SEA GREEN TURTLES CANALS

TORTUGUERO, A DIAMOND IN ROUGH

 

The beach of Tortuguero Tortuguero attracts one of the largest nesting populations of sea turtles, known at an international level as a research instrument for scientific investigation and environmental education. It’s important to take into account that all this process has to be done under supervision of professionals, because any kind of disturbance can scare the turtles and make them go back to the sea without ending their spawning.

Costa Rica really has a lot of natural jewels, but definitely, Tortuguero is a diamond in rough, and we, at Manatus Hotel are focused in maintaining the sustainability standards in order to present our guests many options to do ecotourism in a responsible way.

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