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Day 12 Tortuguero - San José (125 Km.)

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One of the activities of this excursion is the visit to the village of Tortuguero. Perhaps the biggest attraction was the visit of the research station turtle, which has a small museum about the conservation of turtles and a video room. Another attraction is the village shops to buy souvenirs, but perhaps the most interesting were the explanations of our guide about medicinal utilities that have different plants in the area.

Tortuguero - Montse buying a coconut
Tortuguero - Montse buying a coconut

Just outside the museum we bought a coconut to a child of the village, which with a big skill opened it. Walking through the village we discovered the passion of the people of this country. The football field was packed with children of all ages playing football. Another of its weaknesses, not as healthy as before, it is the drink. The bars were full of locals drinking.

Tortuguero - Football field
Tortuguero - Football field

Tortuguero National Park was created to protect the flora and fauna of this region and to facilitate investigations, scientific research and promote environmental education. There are three life zones: very humid tropical forest, montane wet forest transition to basal and tropical rainforest. It includes eight major types of associations (trees, shrubs and herbs) and three smaller associations (herbs mostly).

Tortuguero - Food shop
Tortuguero - Food shop

The most characteristic species of flora in the area are: cedar male, the sparrowhawk, the pylon, the black javillo, the golden fruit, the manu, the Mary, camphor, canfín, the cant, the raffia palm, palm Suita, royal palm and choreja or water lily. Choreja way sometimes masses so compact that may impede navigation.

Tortuguero channel
Tortuguero channel

(in 125 Km.) San José: We returned to the capital undoing the trip of two days ago, first sailing through the main channel. We arrived at the pier where a bus is waiting for us. They have finally repaired the road, reason for which we can go back through the midst of the Braulio Carrillo National Park.


 

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