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Moin to Tortuguero

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Moin to Tortuguero

We are thinking about going to Tortuguero while we are on the coast, and have a few questions.

Is the boat ride from Moin as interesting and wildlife filled as the one from La Pavona recently described in the topic about how to do Tortuguero without breaking the bank? How much should we pay roundtrip? Or is it more worthwhile to embark from La Pavona as a stopover on our way to San Jose? Are any of the rides from Moin done as wildlife excursions or are they all locals transportation?

We would prefer to leave most of our luggage (4 carryons) in the car if any of the parking areas are guarded-is that reasonable?

Can we arrange tours in Tortuguerro besides those in canoes?-I'm just getting too old for that.

I know this is turtle season-can we reasonably expect to see turtles or is it completely random and unlikely on any particular night?

Thanks for your help-I hope this isn't too many questions at once.

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1. Re: Moin to Tortuguero

1. The trip from Moin to Tortuguero takes about 3 hours and goes through some of the most beautiful country you have ever seen. Lots of wildlife and most boat captains will slow down or stop to let you see it.

I forget how much it costs - something like $10 - probably less.

2. I would not do this on the way to San Jose.

3. The parking area at Moin is fenced and guarded. Just don't leave anything important in the car - just in case. It helps if you buy an inexpensive blanket, put your bags on the floor and hide them as much as possible.

You could bring your bags with you to Tortuguero also if you are really concerned.

4. You can arrange many types of tours in Tortuguero, including boat tours in a motorboat or hiking tours. www.tortuguerovillage.com

5. It is very likely that you will see turtles coming ashore and laying their eggs. I was there last October and the morning after we were able to see one turtle laying her eggs, I saw 25 tracks of turtles that had come ashore during the night.

The turtle watch tour is strictly regulated and you must go with a guide and obey everything the guide says. The most important thing is protecting the turtles and you can't do anything to jeopardize them.

Edited: 22 August 2011, 20:48
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2. Re: Moin to Tortuguero

Hattie why you are always correct.?..I ´m 100% with you...and I admire you every day...for the love and dedication to know our country...GRACIAS


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3. Re: Moin to Tortuguero

too bad you're already married, roadadvisor! haha

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4. Re: Moin to Tortuguero

I ain't married and rosie wouldn't mind if you took me out for drinks...

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