Dr. Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Long-term biological research on the green turtle, started by the Caribbean Conservation Corp. in 1954, has helped greatly in understanding and preserving this species. Dr. Archie Carr, the founder of CCC, wrote an entertaining and informative book, The Windward Road (see the CCC website), about his wanderings in search of the green turtles’ nesting ground, which finally led him to Tortuguero. Thanks to international interest in Carr’s work, Tortuguero was declared a national park in 1970 by the Costa Rican government. Today Tortuguero is the premier center for turtle monitoring in the world.

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Nearby Activities & Attractions

Nearby Hotels & Lodges

Tortuga Lodge
Cabinas Miss Junie
Casa Marbella

The nearest town is Tortuguero, 4.1 km away and Tortuguero Airfield airport is 1.2 km.

Please note that distances for nearby hotels, attractions, activites & other points of interest are in a straight line. Distances by road may be significantly longer!

The approximate gps map coordinates of Dr. Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge are latitude 10.5779, longitude -83.518. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)