THE TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK IS CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE BEST PRESERVED SITES IN THE NATIONAL TERRITORY. DISCOVER IT!
PROTECTING MORE THAN 22 MILES OF BEACH RANGE FROM THE MOUNTAIN RIVER OF THE TORTUGUERO RIVER TO THE SOUTH UNTIL PARISMINA, THIS NATIONAL PARK HAS 19,000 HECTARES, DECLARED NATIONAL PARK IN 1970 TO PROTECT FROM THE EXTINCTION THE POPULATION OF GREEN TURTLES OF THE WORLD, THIS PARK ALSO IT IS A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY FOR PRIMATES, JAGUARS, GREEN GUACAMAYOS, TAPIRES AND A VARIETY OF MAMMALS, BIRDS AND REPTILES.
Home to around 170 species of reptiles and amphibians, this park is also the habitat of 60 species of mammals and 300 different species of birds. A great place to observe birds, both migratory and native, can be seen throughout the park, including herons, egrets, trogons, parrots, toucans, jacanas, kingfishers, anhingas, kites and hawks.
Some other common animals here include alligators, crocodiles, sloths, iguanas, frogs, bats, basilisk lizards, otters, peccaries and ocelots. A variety of crustaceans are also found in the area. Another animal in danger of extinction found in the park is the shy manatee of the West Indies. Researchers believe that only 100 manatees now inhabit the remote lagoons of Tortuguero National Park.