This colorful little village of deep Afro-Caribbean roots areas is well-known for the abundance of sea turtles (the word “Tortuguero” means “turtle catcher”) and the thousands of visitors who want to see it. The village can be located within the boundaries of Tortuguero National Reserve, accessible by air or water only. The park and village continued to draw visitors all year round, even though the peak turtle is in July and August. In October, when the turtles have returned to the sea, families and adventure visitors come to take jungle hikes, take in the wild national park and canoe the luxuriant Canals of the region.