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Lodging/Tour recommendations

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Lodging/Tour recommendations

So, with your help, I've booked the first and last weeks of our 3-week trip. Now it's on to the middle part. Family of 4, with 7 and 11 year old girls.

First stop: 2 nights in Tortuguera, late June. Any recommendations? I know most of the bigger lodges have packages with transport to/from San Jose. But we will be coming from the Puerto Viejo area and heading next to Arenal; will the lodges work with that itinerary or will we be better off arranging our own tranportation?

Are we better off with tours arranged trough a lodge/hotel or independently?

As always, thanks in advance for your help!

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1. Re: Lodging/Tour recommendations

You can check with exploradores outdoors as they have a Tortuguero package in which they can pick you up in Puerto Viejo and drop you off in Arenal. I believe they use Rana Roja in Tortuguero for lodging. They would give you all the transportation and lodging but no tours in Tortuguero so y ou can book those locally.

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Check into travelling with the Riverboat Francesca - they can arrange boat rides and accommodations at many of the lodges. See their website at http://www.tortuguerocanals.com/ You can stay at one of the all-inclusive lodges or you can stay at Casa Marbellaright in the village and right on the water. Depends on how important a swimming pool is for your family.

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3. Re: Lodging/Tour recommendations

You can check with LAguna Lodge...Mawamba Lodge...Turtle beach lodge...Pachira Lodge...to meet the group in Siquirres and from there to Tortuguero and where ever your next destination may be...

Nice to drive from Siquirres to Arenal...


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If you'd like to try to do this independently, here's a link on how to do so. tortuguerovillage.com/english/gettinghere/ge…

If you stay in tortuguero village, the park is within walking distance.

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