Sea Turtle Conservancy
Asociación de Guías de Tortuguero
The most convenient place to arrange tours is at the official Asociación de Guías de Tortuguero kiosk by the boat landing. Made up of...
This low-lit spot near the beach north of town specializes in fusion cuisine incorporating fresh local ingredients, such as lobster and...
Sea Turtle Conservancy information
About 200m north of the village, Tortuguero's original turtle-conservation organization operates a research station, visitor center and museum. Exhibits focus on all things turtle-related, including a 20-minute video about the history of local turtle conservation. STC also runs a highly reputable environmental volunteer program.
During nesting season, volunteers can observe turtle tagging and assist with egg counts and biometric data collection. During bird-migration seasons, they help with mist-netting and point-counts. Volunteer fees (starting at US$1524) include accommodations, meals and transport to and from San José.