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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Tortuguero Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport60 mi
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Ok, so there isn’t a safe, fridge nor aircon in the room, but they are the only negatives. This small hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Tortuguero village. You can walk to the National Park, the beach, the restaurants, bars and the supermarkets. Most of the higher end
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12 of us stayed at this hotel. Some rooms are better than others. Mine had a lot of windows without bug screens so I had mosquito nets over my bed. This was a new experience and not one I’d like to repeat really. However. Breakfasts were brilliant. The deck overlooking the water
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Sign up for Victor's tour at the Casa Marbella reception desk, whether you are a guest there or not. He's a brilliant guide and a scary good spotter. Remember to pick up your Park admission the day before to avoid delays in the morning.
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Pros: - great location, very central to everything - staff were super helpful and friendly - amazing river side views - fantastic place to watch the sunset - price was right - breakfast was included - morning boat tour was fantastic, we saw so much wildlife! Thanks Victor!!!! -
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Location of this place is one of the best (if not the best) in Turtuguero. Do not expect any luxury, it's a simple place, but very clean and staff is very helpful, really excellent. But really excellent. Only wi-fi is more not working than working. Unfortunately it's important
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Hi Adam Late August is a great time to visit if you want to see turtles. The peak of the Green Sea Turtle nesting season is the third week of August. If you come towards the end of the month (or even in early September) you will still have an excellent chance to observe them and there will be fewer tourists in late summer. We have a variety of rooms (no two are alike) and only two of them face the "road" (there are no cars in Tortuguero). Some face into the property and others face the river. Rooms are very affordable and fairly priced according to their size and the view. Our most economical rooms start at a very reasonable $35 per night including taxes (single ocupancy). We do not charge for coffee, tea and the full breakfast served between 7:00-10:00 every day. Most people spend the vast majority of their time wildlife watching in the national park (which is practically next door), exploring the village and the attractions in the surrounding area, or sitting on our large covered deck overlooking the river relaxing, sharing photos with their friends and family using our wireless internet, watching birds or just observing the boats going by. Our guests tend to spend very little time in their rooms so if you want a clean, comfortable and affordable place to stay as a base for your explorations in the area I would recommend one of the more economical rooms. I see you have already written to us directly. We will be sending you all kinds of details about our accommodations, how to get to Tortuguero and what activities you might like to try. We have friendly, highly-experienced, licensed guides who would be delighted to show you the natural marvels that make Tortuguero a must-visit destination in any nature-lover's Costa Rica itinerary. Thanks for considering us for your stay. I am confident that you will be very well looked after and will take away some great memories from this little corner in paradise. Warm regards Daryl Loth Owner
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Hello Your request arrived to me via TripAdvisor system, but I am just a satisfied customer, not the owner of Casa Marbella You may want to send direct e-mail to Daryl (look at Casa Marbella website for his e-mail, the system does not allow me to include e-mail addresses in my post) He is the owner and a great guy. All the best Amnon
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Hi Lili Thanks for your interest in our humble inn. Tortuguero is a unique destination located on a narrow strip of land between a river and the Caribbean Sea next to the Tortuguero National Park. As you already know it is not accessible by road. We are surprisingly only 100 kilometers distant in a straight line from the international airport in the center of the country but one needs to travel through the downtown core of the nation's busy capital, San Jose, take a winding road through the mountains and then pass through miles of lowland farms and Banana plantations before reaching the remote dock in la Pavona where you will find the public boat to Tortuguero. Due to the unpredictable nature of the weather and traffic conditions in this country one ought to budget a lot of time to get here. Most people begin their journey from San Jose to Tortuguero in the morning to allow plenty of time for a variety of unpredictable delays. Since you mention that your international flight arrives at 13:00h I would have to tell you that it is virtually impossible to safely or reliably reach the last scheduled boat of the day from la Pavona at 4:30pm. There is no other public transport service after 4:30pm because night falls at 5:30pm in December and the boats are not allowed to navigate on that river after dark. It will simply take too long to get through customs, immigration and do all the necessary paperwork to get your rental car before having to navigate your way through a strange country where many of the streets are not identified and the GPS vehicle navigation systems are not 100% reliable. Your much deserved vacation is meant to be enjoyable, relaxing and safe and I'm afraid that Tortuguero is simply too far to reach that day given the time you have allowed to get here. This is without even mentioning the stress-inducing complications that would result if you were to experience a delay in one of your flights or if your luggage was lost in transit. Please send us a note through the email address on our web site. Since I believe I cannot mention those details here you can easily find us by searching the internet for "Casa Marbella" and the word "Tortuguero". Tortuguero is a destination not to be missed and we would be delighted to help you fit us into your travel itinerary in a safe and stress-free manner. Warm regards, Daryl Loth Owner
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"All the rooms are smallish, simple, clean, and lovely."
"We stayed in a room right off the main passage to the dock/patio. There wasn't any noise at all that bothered us."
"Rooms on upper level had a better view"
"Pay extra for an upstairs room overlooking the water"
"Room 4 is off the road with a view of the river."
US$43 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
casa marbella hotel tortuguero
Costa RicaProvince of LimonTortuguero
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