Sept. 14, 2012
-- Costa Rican North Caribbean is mostly a stunning coastal area with lush vegetation, mangroves, rivers and a variety of wildlife such as monkeys, jaguars, over 300 species of birds and poisonous frogs as the famous red frog.
Among the main attractions that draw thousands of tourists from around the world, is this the Tortuguero area, part of the 25% of Costa Rican territory under protection, which represents 5% of total biodiversity world.
Not surprisingly, Tortuguero receives an average of 150,000 visitors a year of which at least 50,000 visits the National Park of the same name, according to statistics from the Costarican Tourism Institute (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, ICT).
The Pacuare River is among the top 5 in the world for river rafting for its beautiful scenery and spectacular rapids (class III and IV). It was also nominated as "one of the most beautiful rivers in the world" by National Geographic, through its beautiful waterfalls, spectacular forests and wildlife.
This has encouraged tourism businesses in the area to promote its attractions with different packages and lodging options.
For example Manatus hotel in Tortuguero and Pacuare Lodge in Pacuare teamed up to launch a promotional package for the months of September, October and November that includes the best of the northern Caribbean.
“Experience the Tortuguero National Park and its famous canals, rafting lovers and adventurous tourist will enjoy one of the world's most spectacular rivers: the Rio Pacuare and an experience they will never forget", package organizers said.
The package includes five days and four nights to explore the Tortuguero National Park and venture into the Pacuare River. You can request more information about the promotion here http://www.manatuscostarica.com/special-package-from-mana...