Tortuguero National Park

At the helm of Costa Rica's Caribbean side, Tortuguero National Park is an eco-tourist's fantasy. This national park whose name literally translates to 'Full of Turtles' is home to spider, howler, and white-throated Capuchin monkeys, the three-toed and two-toed sloth, 320 species of birds, and a variety of reptiles. The park is recognized for the annual nesting of the endangered green turtle and is the most important nesting site for the species. Giant leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles also nest there.