One of Costa Rica’s most popular ecotourism destinations, the canals, rivers, beaches and lagoons of Tortuguero and is national park are a study of rainforest, freshwater and marine biology. The park has the biggest population of Green Sea Turtles on the Caribbean coast and is the most important nesting area for these amazing creatures. There are three other types of turtles that nest in Tortuguero: Baula, Carey, and Cahuama. Although turtles are the main attraction for visitors, other types of wildlife can also be spotted in Tortuguero National Park. This amazing park is home to half of the bird and reptile species that are found in Costa Rica. Within the park you are also likely to see monkeys, sloths, anteaters, lizards, caimans, crocodiles, fresh water turtles, snakes and frogs. More than 400 species of birds have been recorded and manatees, peccaries, tapirs and various members of the cat family inhabit the area as well. The park and small town of Tortuguero are accessible only by boat or small aircraft. Colours can arrange travel to the area and stays at one of its many lodges, almost all of them all-inclusive, offering complete packages that include air or land/boat transportation from/to San José, and tours.