Tortuguero

What to bring to Tortuguero

Water
Bottle of water

It’s important to stay hydrated, especially when moving all day doing activities, in hot places like Tortuguero. Bring a reusable bottle to avoid generating unnecessary waste!

Camera
Camera

Bring your camera to capture the most wonderful moments! Take out your DSLR, or bring your phone with you. Remember to watch over your stuff on the way, especially in public busses or terminals.

Cash
Cash

There are no banks in Tortuguero. Be sure to bring enough cash with you. And while there is an ATM, it could be out of order. Many establishments accept VISA and MasterCard.

Shoes
Comfortable Shoes

Walking through the village, the National Park, or any other location requires comfortable shoes, preferably hiking shoes. You can go for waterproof shoes, but it’s not necessary.

Hat
hat

Keep your face and shoulders from turning red— remember to bring a hat! We recommend a wide hat with a string to fasten during fast and windy boat rides.

Poncho
Rain poncho

There’s a reason why it’s called the Rainforest. Be ready for unexpected rain at any time of the day. During the summer, it tends to be a lot sunnier, especially during the afternoon.

Clothes
clothes

Leave your sweaters at home: Tortuguero is hot and humid. Comfortable, fresh clothes work best for the day, while long sleeves are especially useful during the night to prevent mosquito bites.

Snack
Snacks

Of course, there are restaurants and shops in Tortuguero. But a granola or fruit can never go wrong in a long walk in the National Park, or a visit to the Canals.

Repellent
repellent

The Rainforest is known for mosquitos. Do yourself a favor and don’t forget repellent! It can save you from an itching nightmare.

FlipFlops
Flip flops

Tortuguero is hot. Bring a pair of flip flops, or your favorite type of sandals, to keep yourself fresh during the day. Walking sandals are especially popular.

Sunscreen
Sunscreen

To avoid getting sunburnt, bring a strong sunscreen cream. We recommend using 50+SPF, and reapplying often.

Binoculars
Binoculars

If you have a pair of binoculars, here’s the perfect opportunity to use them. You can watch all sorts of animals in the canopy of the forest.