Tortuguero is one of the best tourist destinations in Costa Rica to enjoy a well deserved vacation in the company of your partner, family or friends.
With its turtles, monkeys, crocodiles, three-toed sloths, countless of other species, lush vegetation and a beautiful Caribbean Sea to sunbathe and do sport fishing, traveling to Tortuguero will be, without a doubt, a delight.
Particularly, this colorful and beautiful region of the Costa Rican Caribbean is perfect for those tourists interested in bird watching, because it has more than 400 species.
An interesting fact: in Costa Rica there are so many birds and so diverse that they represent half of the animal species in the country; actually, all of the Costa Rican birds outnumber those that are found throughout Europe.
Live an ecological vacation in Costa Rica
When we talk about the birds that live in Tortuguero, the perfect words to describe them would be: Diverse, beautiful, colorful and full of energy… They found in Tortuguero a unique sanctuary, thanks to its wet weather and the existence of a variety of habitats such as forests, swamps, rivers, beaches, lagoons and water canals.
During the tours on the water canals of Tortuguero, while climbing the Tortuguero Hill or doing a hike through the rainforest, you can see the following species of birds, among others:
- Humming birds
- ‘Garzón azulado’
- ‘Gavilán Chapulinero’
- Peregrine Falcon
- Green Ibis
- Martín pescador or Kingfisher
- Estaca Birds
- Green and red papagayos
To watch the birds and enjoy them in their entire splendor, remember to bring your camera and binoculars.