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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

For a 3 star hotel, this is an impressive place with a lovely community feel. Away from the American-dominated west coast, this is perfect for nature seekers and the guides including Marvin, Daniel and Jonathan made us feel at home. Marvin was our guide and he just made the trip for us. Promising that we would feel like a family...

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Owen Sound, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I visited the Turtle Beach Lodge during the December holiday season for the 4th time recently and it never disappoints. The boat ride via the town of Tortuguero, the wonderful wildlife, the simple but tasty meals and the great staff all combine to make this lodge our favourite place to visit in Costa Rica. Howler & spider...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location in tortuguero national park. 50 meters from the beach and the national park in your backyard. When we were visiting we had the beach nearly for ourselves. The rooms are large and clean. No airco but there are large ceiling fans. The windows are foreseen of nets, we didn't have any insects in the room. Basic costa rica...

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Balham, London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got such a good deal here - all inclusive including pick up from our hotel in San Jose, all meals & three guided trips. I booked direct with the hotel, we are a family of 4 with children aged 8 & 10. We loved it - it is in the heart of the jungle. It was our first hotel...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

As the title suggests, if I could give less of a rating than one, I would. It's not that the experience is bad, it's fine. It's basic and wild, so don't expect luxury as it's all about being in the middle of nowhere and experiencing nature. They nail that part. My dissatisfaction came down to the booking and transport arrangement....

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Turtle Beach L, Owner at Turtle Beach Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry to see your bad review, I have to say that after 450 reviews we have had just 6 like yours but that is still too many. Over 80% of our reviews are 5 /4 and we want to keep it that way. As to your complaint we have a set route to navigate San Jose for pickups,...

Enfield, New Hampshire
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Turtle Beach Lodge for 2 nights/3 days in late October. We absolutely loved it here. Our guide Daniel was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable and great at spotting wildlife. We couldn't believe how many animals we saw, and we learned so much about Costa Rican history, wildlife and culture. We visited during the quiet season, and one...

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Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was our first experience in CR and it was great. Fernando (our guide) picked us from the hotel, and then we started our way to Tortuguaro. We stayed in the lodge for 2 nights, and had an outstanding experience, Fernando was a great guide, real professional and had lots of knowledge. We saw lots of CR native animals thanks...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed at Turtle Beach Lodge in September. Everything was beyond our expectations from the boat ride through the jungle, the exceptional service, the welcome cocktail and the beautiful landscaped gardens. The food was excellent with many fresh exotic fruits and vegetables. We enjoyed kayaking, jungle tours, visiting the National Park and were lucky enough to see the green turtles...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Absolutely one of the best eco-resorts you will ever experience. I recommend going during the green turtle egg-laying season for a memorable experience. All the guides are great, treating each visitor as if they were their first client--very personable.

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

in costa rica, you won't get any closer to the jungle then Turtle beach lodge! at a certain point we could even see a jaguar swimming over the river, what an amazing experience! a couple in our company found the first day a (non venomous) snake in their bathroom, and at the first night we got awake at 5:00AM because...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The area of Tortuguero is rightfully called The Amazon of Costa Rica because access is only by boat on Jungle Rivers. Turtle Beach Lodge, 5 miles north of the town of Tortuguero, is a secluded resort spanning 175 acres with miles of jungle trails, a meandering private canal, and a half mile of beach adjoining still more isolated beaches. The lodge accommodates approximately 80 guests; assisted by a well trained staff and guides who ease you into an exciting jungle experience. Stay in the beautifully landscaped cabinas, swim in our turtle shaped pool, relax in the adjacent shady hammock hut with food and drink from the restaurant and bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turtle Beach Lodge

Address: Cano Palma, Tortuguero 1, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: £207 - £402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Turtle Beach Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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“All rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles donnaruther, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a room close to reception.... Ours was the farthest away which was problematic when we had to report problems so many times”
 of 5 bubbles Caretreff, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The hotel have umbrellas to use for the frequent downpours”
 of 5 bubbles HIAJourney, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good, and are built to take advantage of the cross draft. The windows are screened, no glass.”
 of 5 bubbles Boothbayharborgirl, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are right there on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles peg528, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
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