[Tortuguero] The visit to the Tortuguero canals is always a wonderful thing because of the possibility of appreciating and navigating water flows that have a high biodiversity. However, in Tortuguero few channels have the characteristic of Caño Palma, since this presents a quite particular phenomenon, since the color of its waters is of an intense black.
When entering through the main channel and through the Caño Palacio, it is possible to access Caño Palma and very soon it is possible to notice the difference in the coloration of the river, since the normal color of the water in the Palacio or Laguna Penitencia pipe is brown color product of the suspended sediments; nevertheless the color of the water in Caño Palma is of an intense black color; This is caused by the decomposition at the bottom of the bed of various palms and trees such as cativo or yolillo.
El caño Palma posee un patrón de drenaje de menor fuerza cinética, por lo cual es posible encontrarlo en calma durante la mayor parte del día. El mismo caño Palma bordea el cerro o volcán Tortuguero, desembocando en la Laguna Penitencia.