The wildlife of Torteguero National Park's canals

The wildlife of Torteguero National Park's canals

Once an archipelago of volcanic islands, the braided forest, canals and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park are incredibly biodiverse and a nature lover’s dream boat cruise destination. Navigating the secondary canals by boat, you soon discover the park contains the habitat of seven species of river turtle, spectacled caiman, spider monkeys, the West Indian Manatee, sloths, iguanas and a fabulous array of colourful birds like the toucan and macaw. The park is one of the most important Caribbean nesting sites for the magnificent green sea turtle, and on your afternoon visit to the multi-coloured homes dotted through the palm trees of Tortuguero village, you’ll learn of its significance and of traditional life lived in such a rich wildlife setting.

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