All About Enjoying the Tours in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

All About Enjoying the Tours in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

As we were forewarned, the rain and Tortuguero go hand in hand!

Although, at 5:30 AM, I would have preferred that the clouds had waited just a little longer before opening up and pouring out all their contents all over us. Ironically, when I awoke that morning, I specifically asked to have the whole Tortuguero experience. And that I did!

You can’t go to Tortuguero and not experience its rain.

All About the Boat Tours in Tortuguero

We were staying at Mawamba Lodge and going on the Canals Boat Tour.  The tours intention was for us to see the corridor between Tortuguero village and the actual National Park. This is perfect for nature lovers because a lot of wildlife travel from one end to the other.

Needless to say, we didn’t see much wildlife and were excited to come home and dry off before a yummy breakfast.

Lucky for us, by the time our bellies were stuffed with breakfast, the sun came out. This meant that everything as ready for the tour.

All About Enjoying the Tours in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Now this was a tour worth waiting for!

It was as though the animals knew that we wanted to get a good enough introduction to their way of life. So they collectively decided to show us all that was going on.

We saw birds that our tour guide said international birdwatchers would drool over. The otters were scratching their backs and playing in the water. The crocodiles were floating around leisurely. Bugs of all shapes and sizes were going about their business.

Every turn we took, we all ooohh-ed and aaahh-ed in unison at the wonders all around.

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