Spotting a green iguana in Tortuguero National Park. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Wildlife Viewing in Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park is a mosaic of deltas on an alluvia plain nestled between the Caribbean coast on the east and low-lying volcanic hills to the west. The park protects the nesting beach of the green turtle, the offshore waters, and the wetland forests extending inland.

The rising sun casts incoming waves in a golden hue.

Discover Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Sparsely settled, Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast extends some 200 kilometers. Author Christopher P. Baker shares information about the area and tips for planning your time, whether you’re looking to surf, explore the rainforest, or simply enjoy the slower pace of life.