For the last piece we took a motor boat and after a ca two hours trip on artificial and natural channels we arrived in Tortuguero. Tortuguero means ‘turtle village’. The beaches around the village are nesting places for the turtles. Instead of harvesting the turles, the people exploit them and the surrounding park in nondestructive yet economically satisfaytory ways. The community takes
pride in ‚its‘ turtles and national park. Night visits are allowed in the time frame July to Mid-October. Pachira Lodge, the hotel we stayed, has several wooden houses and is spread in the tropical forest. The howler monkey, the former boss in that area, begun at 5:00 am howling and waked up all the guests!