Some 23 tourism operators have formed the new Cámara Regional de Turismo de Tortuguero. The project has the support of the Cámara Nacional de Turismo. One of the first projects for the new chamber will be to develop a better working relationship with the administration of the Área de Conservación de Tortuguero, the organization said..
Tortuguero is in the northeast part of the country on the Caribbean and is well known for nighttime excursions to see marine turtles forming nests and laying eggs.
The land west of the Tortuguero canal is another attraction, and guides take tourists in small boats into the many small waterways in the unspoiled jungle.
The new chamber also said that it would seek to find solutions for sewage disposal on the narrow piece of land between the Caribbean and the canal.