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Tortuguero village

Tortuguero means 'turtle seller' in Spanish. In the past the community made a living selling turtles, a self-preserving, stay-fresh source of meat. Nowadays hunting turtles is not allowed, and tourism is the principal industry of the village. Tourism has grown due to the creation of the Tortuguero National Park in 1972. There are more than 100 local guides to attend to the visitors that come to the area. The villagers do a great job keeping their village colorful and inviting. There are no roads in the area and the village, hence boats are the main means of transportation. More on the history of the community: http://www.tortuguerovillage.com/history.htm

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Approaching the village from the south
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Local transportation
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Local transportation
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Tour boat
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Tour boat
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Ambulance
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What is the name of this plant?
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What is the name of this plant?
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Main dock
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Main dock
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Main dock
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Main dock sculptures
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Main dock sculptures
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Unloading goods at the main dock
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Unloading goods at the main dock
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Unloaded baskets with food
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Unloaded baskets with food
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The most advanced land transport in the village
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At the dock
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At a food store
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Main street starts at the dock
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Casa Marbella Bed & Breakfast
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Casa Marbella Bed & Breakfast
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Casa Marbella Bed & Breakfast
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Casa Marbella Bed & Breakfast
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View of the lagoon from Casa Marbella's patio
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Tortuguero's catholic church
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Tortuguero's catholic church
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Police station
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Police’s transport
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Water treatment plant
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Old rusted machinery left over from the vanished wood  companies
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Turtle beach near the village
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Turtle beach near the village
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Turtle beach near the village
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Turtle nest
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Turtle beach near the village
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Turtle beach near the village
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At a marking post installed by the Sea Turtle Conservancy
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Volunteer at the Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum
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Tower north of the village
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