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Tortuguero - Costa Rica


Exploring Tortuguero: A Guide to Tours and Wildlife at La Baula Lodge


Welcome to Tortuguero, a slice of paradise nestled along Costa Rica's northeastern Caribbean coast. At La Baula Lodge, we pride ourselves on offering not just a stay, but an immersive experience in the heart of one of the world's most biodiverse regions. One of the highlights of staying with us is the plethora of tours available to explore the area's rich flora and fauna. Join us as we delve into the variety of tours awaiting adventurous travelers at La Baula Lodge.

1. Tortuguero National Park Boat Tour:

Embark on a journey through the labyrinthine network of waterways that weave through Tortuguero National Park. Led by experienced guides, this boat tour offers an opportunity to spot a stunning array of wildlife, including howler monkeys swinging through the treetops and colorful toucans flitting overhead.

2. Cerro Tortuguero Hike:

Ascend to the summit of Cerro Tortuguero for panoramic views of the surrounding rainforest and coastline. Along the way, discover the diverse flora and fauna of the area, from towering ceiba trees to tiny poison dart frogs. Our knowledgeable guides will share insights into the ecology and history of this ancient volcanic formation.

3. Night Jungle Walk:

As the sun sets over Tortuguero, a whole new world awakens in the jungle. Join our knowledgeable guides for a nocturnal adventure through the rainforest, where you'll encounter creatures rarely seen during daylight hours. Listen for the haunting calls of nocturnal birds, spy on nocturnal mammals like kinkajous and tamanduas, and marvel at the intricate web-spinning of tarantulas and other arachnids.

4. Sea Turtle Nesting Tour (Seasonal):

Witness one of nature's most awe-inspiring spectacles as endangered green sea turtles return to the shores of Tortuguero to nest. Accompanied by expert guides, embark on a nighttime journey to observe these gentle giants laying their eggs in the sand, a truly unforgettable experience.

5. El Jaguar Nature Trail Guided Walk:

Explore the lush rainforest along the El Jaguar Nature Trail with one of our experienced guides. Learn about the intricate relationships between plants and animals as you meander through this pristine wilderness. Keep your camera ready for sightings of colorful birds, playful monkeys, and the occasional glimpse of a jaguar.

6. Sport Fishing and Artisanal Fishing Tours:

For those who prefer their adventures on the water, join us for a day of sport fishing or experience the traditional art of artisanal fishing with local experts. Whether you're angling for the catch of the day or learning age-old fishing techniques, our fishing tours offer a unique perspective on life in Tortuguero.


At La Baula Lodge, the adventure never ends. Whether you're gliding through the water on a boat tour, hiking to the summit of Cerro Tortuguero, or venturing into the jungle after dark, each tour offers a unique glimpse into the incredible biodiversity of Tortuguero. Join us for an unforgettable experience immersed in nature's wonders.



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