| I have lived in Tortuguero since 1995. Since I
was studying biology, my fascination about the tropical rainforest
evolved. In 1988 I participated on a student project in Ecuador in the
Amazon. Staying in a small Indian village of the Quechua-Indians in the
Rio Napo area, we learned a lot about their way of living and as well
the taste of many rainforest animals and plants. In 1989
I received a fellowship to study one year at the University of
Săo Paulo, Brazil. After my masters I traveled to Panama and Costa
Rica. In Costa Rica I worked as a volunteer in the National
Parks. In Tortuguero I was offered a job as a resident
biologist at a tourist agency. Today I'm working independent,
as well to offer an alternative to mass tourism. Instead of using noisy
motorboats I go with traditional canoe and hike in
small groups into the rainforest. This is the only manner
to observe nature, since you have to open all your senses to
know the fascination of the rainforest. As well it is the only way not
to destroy the rainforest. During my studies of zoology I studied
mainly entomology (insects), but today my passion is the diversity of
the rainforest, the interaction between plants and animals and their
A canoe tour is the best way to go silently into the small canals to observe wildlife.
Hiking allows you another view of the rainforest, its plants and their use, and as well to observe wildlife, especially the smaller fauna like bats, snakes, frogs, insects, spiders, etc.
I offer also a village walk, considering culture, history, medicinal plants and influence of conservation and tourism in the daily life of Tortuguero people.
Sea turtle nesting tours from June to October (green turtle) and March to June (leatherback).
The tours can be booked as a tour package with lodging and meals or can be booked individually.
The Tour Package includes:
How to arrive at Tortuguero by yourself?
All boats from Moín (Limón) to Tortuguero leave at 10 o'clock am. It is better to reserve the Moin boat in advance, tickets at the dock are more expensive.
A very economic
possibility is to arrive from Cariari.
You take the bus at 9 am from San Jose to Cariari. In Cariari you take
the next bus to La Pavona. Mostly it arrives between 11 and 11.20 am at
the same busstation or it leaves around 11.30 am at the old
connection from Tortuguero-Pavona: 5.30 am. 11.00 am and 2.45 pm
A nice trip is if you combine the Cariari trip with the Moin trip. I recommend you to arrive from Moin and leave to Cariari.
can be left safe at the dock of Moin or La
I recommend staying minimum two nights in Tortuguero. If you wish to do your tours with me, please call or mail in advance. Since my groups are very small, I'm often booked.
hat, sun cream, insect repellent, trekking shoes, binoculars, camera,
dark clothes during turtle season, cash, Tortuguero has no bank nor ATM.
Tel.: (00506) 2709 80 04
mobile: (00506) 8842 65 61
|Tortuguero Turtles Rainforest Photos|