Tortuguero Getting Around
Tortuguero's a unique place to visit. Instead of streets, there are canals. Instead of cars, buses and taxis, there are motorboats, kayaks and canoes. Even in Tortuguero village, there aren't any cars, but that doesn't really matter when the village is only a half mile from one side to the other and all the streets are made for walking.
If you're staying at one of the area's ecolodges and you want to get to Tortuguero village, you can ask the lodge's reception to call a motorboat taxi or you can use the lodge's kayaks or canoes – just make sure you're back before dark; it's easy to get lost in the canals at night.