A unique luxury holiday destination that offers Caribbean beaches and the chance to observe wild turtles.
This part of the Costa Rican coastline has a colourful and vibrant afro-Caribbean culture, and boasts unspoilt and stunning scenery. As an important protected area for nesting turtles, Tortuguero National Park allows visitors to observe breeding turtles digging nests and laying eggs. Tortuguero beach is unquestionably the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the western hemisphere. Leatherback, loggerhead and hawksbill turtles also nest here too. Depending on what time of the year that you visit, it is possible to watch these ancient creature lay their eggs or hatch as babies and make their way into the ocean. Fascinating flora and fauna abound, and it’s a chance for visitors truly reconnect with nature, particularly in the mangroves, where it possible to take a canoe through the silent network of waterways and admire this unusual ecosystem. Howler monkeys, otters, caiman and even manatee can be found in the dark and wild areas of Tortuguero National Park. In the southern stretch of Caribbean coastline as you head south of Limon, the pace of life becomes much slower nearer the border of Panama. The villages around Puerto Viejo offer a real get away from it all, with minimal infrastructure but ideal if you are just wishing to fly and flop on a luxury holiday to Costa Rica.