Peace. Love. TURTLES!!! BY: Ashley Huang
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
LET'S GO BACK IN TIME...
In 1890 a railroad was built from Limon to San Jose. Sadly, during this time period, exporting turtles was very popular.
The first wood mill opened in the 1940's, which meant: More population, improving transportation, and other benefits. The wood work ended in about 1972. Because of that, Tortuguero returned to its normal way of life (farming, hunting, and fishing). One big part of Tortuguero's industry is Tortuguero National Park.
WHAT'S SO IMPORTANT?
YOU MUST DO THIS!!!
The best way to see the wildlife around Tortuguero is to go on guided canoe tours. The canoe tours will allow you to get close to nature and see the different animals and plants in Costa Rica.
Tortuguero Hill is a good way to get a wonderful view of Tortuguero . Tortuguero Hill is the tallest point on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.
If you want to learn more about turtles nesting, the animals in Tortuguero, or if you have any other questions, the perfect place to go to is The Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum. Not only is The Sea Turtle Conservancy a good place to learn, it also has a little gift shop!
Remember, there is way more to do in Tortuguero then what is listed here. So expect some more fun!