We have daily departures from Arenal Volcano.
Both La Casona (economy option) and La Baula Lodge (standard option) are located only five minutes from the Tortuguero National Park. They are focused on the respect, protection and conservation of the environment and of the flora and fauna of the area. Both feature rooms with private bath, hot water and fans. They have authentic Caribbean style, painted with bright colors that identify the culture of the area and lush gardens.
Double Occupancy: $189 per person – Tortuguero Economy Hotel. La Casona Lodge.
Double Occupancy: $224 per person – Tortuguero Standard Hotel. Baula Lodge.
Single Occupancy: $214 USD. Tortuguero Economy Hotel. La Casona Lodge.
Single Occupancy: $249 USD. Tortuguero Standard Hotel. Baula Lodge.
Departure/ Return Location: San José, Puerto Viejo or Arenal with option to change destination.
Departure Time: In Arenal Pick-Ups start earlier, approximately 5:20 – 5:40 a.m.
Return Time: Approximately 5:30 pm.
What to Bring: Light clothes, swimming suit, sunscreen, hat, camera (ideally waterproof), water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars, raincoat. For the night-tour please wear dark clothes.
- 1 Naturalist Boat Tour. National Park.
- 1 tour of town
- 2 nights of lodging
- 2 breakfast
- Boat and Land Transportation.
- 1 guided hike Tour.
- National Park Entrance: $15 USD per person. Paid directly in Tortuguero
- Caribbean Conservation Corporation $2. Paid directly in Tortuguero
- Tortuguero Turtle Nesting Night Tour ($30 + $10 if you stay at La Baula Lodge for transportation). Paid directly in Tortuguero.
On the first day we will drive to the Caño Blanco embarking area where we will access the main canal to go north into the National Park. We will check in and at 2:00 p.-m. there will be a visit to Tortuguero Village.
On the second day we will embark on a Canoe trip into the jungle where you will explore the lagoons and hidden canals, as we go deeper into the forest the canals become smaller and the surrounding wildlife gets closer. You can expect to receive plenty of good information from your naturalist guide. We work hard at making this tour a learning experience.
After the Canoe tour we will go back to our hotel for breakfast and check out. The afternoon is on your own.
On the third day after breakfast you will have a guided hike included. This is a very different way to experience the surrounding Tropical Rainforest. And again, you can expect good information from your guide. At 12 noon we start our boat ride out back to Caño Blanco and drive out with the option to be dropped off in San José, Puerto Viejo or the Arenal Volcano.
Drive from San José, Arenal or Puerto Viejo, breakfast at Exploration Center, hotel check-in.
Tortuguero Village Tour, leisure time.
Seasonal turtle nesting tour or night hike tour (optional). Additional $25 / from July to October only.
Naturalist Canoe Tour at 5:30 am. Breakfast, breakfast, leisure time, check-out.
On your own. We recommend you take the tour to Cerro Tortuguero ($40).
Breakfast, guided hike, check-out.
Shuttle out leaves at 12 noon from Costa Rica Roots Tours Office, the boat ride and drive to Exploration center and on to San José, Arenal or Puerto Viejo.