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Canal de Tortuguero

Tortuguero canal (built in 1966-74) offers the longest water way to the National park – 65 miles (106 km). A non-stop speed boat ride would take 2.5 hours one way, but with wildlife viewing stops it took us 3.5 hours. There are actually four canals that connect natural rivers, which were there initially, so sometimes you are in a narrow canal, and sometimes – in a river. Wild life is so-o-o abundant! The pictures of the animals are in the order we saw them, so sometimes a certain kind shows up twice.

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Our guide Modesto
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Our guide Modesto
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Our boat from the tour company "Riverboat Francesca"
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Our boat from the tour company "Rive…
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The way half of the canal looks:
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The way half of the canal looks:
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Wet sloth
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Wet sloth
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Jesus Christ lizard
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Jesus Christ lizard
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Jesus Christ lizard
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Jesus Christ lizard
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Jesus Christ lizard - male
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Jesus Christ lizard - male
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Spider monkey
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Spider monkey
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Slaty-tailerd trogon
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Slaty-tailerd trogon
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An egret and a sandpiper
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An egret and a sandpiper
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Sandpiper?
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Sandpiper?
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Another Jesus Christ lizard
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Another Jesus Christ lizard
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A village along our way
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A village along our way
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A cow (or is it a young bull?) from the village in the previous picture
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A cow (or is it a young bull?) from …
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DSC 0805
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DSC 0805
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Tiger heron
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Tiger heron
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Tiger heron hunting
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Tiger heron hunting
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Spider monkeys
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Spider monkeys
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Spider monkey
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Spider monkey
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Spider monkey
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Spider monkey
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Anhinga
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Anhinga
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Anhinga drying its wings
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Anhinga drying its wings
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Sunny day on the way back two days later
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Sunny day on the way back two days l…
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Another kind of sandpiper?
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Another kind of sandpiper?
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DSC 1342
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Cayman
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Cayman
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Cayman
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Cayman
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Cayman
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Cayman
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Another cayman
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Another cayman
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Anhinga
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Anhinga
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Howler monkey
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Howler monkey
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Traveler’s palm
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Traveler’s palm
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Coastal guard station of the city of Limon
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Confiscated drug-trafficking boats
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Confiscated drug-trafficking boats
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Confiscated drug-trafficking boats
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