Your day-by-day itinerary

Family with life jackets in boats

Day 1

Travelling to Tortuguero

Getting here is part of the fun. It’s an early start as you join up with some other travellers on a bus journey to the park, before boarding a boat which takes you along the river and through the jungle to your comfortable wooden lodge, nestled amongst the trees. There’s a swimming pool for the kids to jump into, and a freshly prepared lunch will be served after you’ve settled into your cabin. In the afternoon you’ll set out on your first nature tour by boat, where you’ll hopefully glimpse a sloth or two!

Red Eyed Tree Frog with Family in backgroubd

Day 2

Exploring Nature

Today is a full day for your family to really get in touch with nature, and you’ll head off on foot in the morning with a guide to spot some of the park’s most famous residents, such as toucans, monkeys, caimans and brightly coloured frogs. In the afternoon you’ll hop back on the boat to visit a nearby town and then onto the beach where you can dip your toes on the ocean (just toes though – the currents can be strong around here), before returning to the lodge for a delicious dinner.

*during turtle season (Jul-Oct) you can book an additional night tour to see the green turtles laying their eggs on the beach….a really unforgettable experience for the whole family, if you get the chance!

Tortuguero jungle & river photo from above

Day 3


After breakfast, it’s time to wave goodbye to Tortuguero as you travel back to the mainland by boat before continuing by bus to nearby Guapiles, from where we’ll have arranged your onward transport.

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