| I have lived in Tortuguero since 1995. Since I
was studying biology, my fascination about the tropical rainforest
evolved. In 1988 I participated on a student project in Ecuador in the
Amazon. Staying in a small Indian village of the Quechua-Indians in the
Rio Napo area, we learned a lot about their way of living and as well
the taste of many rainforest animals and plants. In 1989
I received a fellowship to study one year at the University of
Săo Paulo, Brazil. After my masters I traveled to Panama and Costa
Rica. In Costa Rica I worked as a volunteer in the National
Parks. In Tortuguero I was offered a job as a resident
biologist at a tourist agency. Today I'm working independent,
as well to offer an alternative to mass tourism. Instead of using noisy
motorboats I go with traditional canoe and hike in
small groups into the rainforest. This is the only manner
to observe nature, since you have to open all your senses to
know the fascination of the rainforest. As well it is the only way not
to destroy the rainforest. During my studies of zoology I studied
mainly entomology (insects), but today my passion is the diversity of
the rainforest, the interaction between plants and animals and their
A canoe tour is the best way to go silently into the small canals to observe wildlife.
Hiking allows you another view of the rainforest, its plants and their use, and as well to observe wildlife, especially the smaller fauna like bats, snakes, frogs, insects, spiders, etc.
I offer also a village walk, considering culture, history, medicinal plants and influence of conservation and tourism in the daily life of Tortuguero people.
Sea turtle nesting tours from June to October (green turtle) and March to June (leatherback).
The tours can be booked as a tour package with lodging and meals or can be booked individually.
The Tour Package includes:
Turtle tours are offered only in season (July to October). Add 30 $ p.p. + 6.5 $ p.p to the package National Park entrance fee is not included: 15 $ p.p., children between age 2 to 12 years pay 5 $ p.p
The turtlebeach is divided in different sectors, some are far and it is necesary to go by bat 5 $ p.p.
How to arrive at Tortuguero by yourself?
All boats from Moín (Limón) to Tortuguero leave at 10 o'clock am. It is better to reserve the Moin boat in advance, tickets at the dock are more expensive.
A very economic way is to arrive from Cariari.
You take the bus at 9 am from San Jose to Cariari. In Cariari you take
the next bus to La Pavona.
Cariari-La Pavona 6 am, La Pavona - Tortuguero 7.30 am
connection from Tortuguero-Pavona: 5 am, 9 am, 11 am and 3 pm
If you are travelling without car I recommend you to arrive from Moin and leave to Cariari.
Parking is safe at the dock of Moin or in La
Pavona (10 $ per night).
staying minimum two nights in Tortuguero. If you wish to do your tours
with me, please call or mail in advance. Short-timed comunication
per whats app 00506 27098004. Long-termed reservation by mail
Recently many touragencies try to sell you tours in Pavona, many work with not-licensed guide. As well most hotels sell their bookings-reservation to agencies. Please do not support this, there are plenty of independant agencies and guides in town.
hat, sun cream, insect repellent, trekking shoes, binoculars, camera,
dark clothes during turtle season, cash, Tortuguero has no bank and no ATM..
mobile: (00506) 8842 65 61 whats app: 00506 27098004
|Tortuguero Turtles Rainforest Photos|