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Tortuguero National Park was created to protect the endangered green turtles. It occupies 14 miles of the Caribbean shoreline backed by rainforest and extends 19miles out to sea. The only way to reach it is by boat. The Canal of Tortuguero was built between 1966 and 1974. It runs parallel to the coastline and connects a labyrinth of rivers and lagoons. At the village of Tortuguero the canal widens into 4 mile long lagoon, where most of the tourist nature lodges have been built. Built from wood and with corrugated metal roofs our lodge was in the rainforest. Spider monkeys were constantly jumping from tree to tree knocking nuts down onto the corrugated roofs. It sounded like gunfire. The monkeys were too high in the trees to get a photo but they kept us entertained.

After a walk in the rainforest this is the view across the lagoon as we emerged into the open. You can see the Caribbean edged by a narrow strip of land. For the guided rainforest walk we were supplied with wellies. For the uninitiated that is Wellington boots or gumboots - very attractive!

There is an alternative and a beach view in the WS with information about the turtles.

For more shots from the trip please check the travelogue(left)

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