Tortuguero How to get there From San Jose take the bus from San Jose (Gran Terminal del Caribe) to Cariari. From Cariari take the bus to Pavona. From Pavona take the boat to Tortuguero. Things to do Kayak tours Guided hikes Guided night hikes Self-guided hikes Canopy tour Beach Drink Pipa at Luis' Buy a turtle sculpture from Mauricio Where I stayed The Aracari garden hostel. I loved this place. Tortuguero outside of Turtle season What can you do in Tortuguero if the baby turtles aren't hatching? A lot! Souvenirs with stories. Meet Mauricio the man with a simple, but unique artisanal craft. ...because now they weren't just souvenirs, but works of art by Mauricio.