I came here as part of my honeymoon. We wanted to visit Tortuguero and came upon this place. The reviews looked good and we thought we would give it a try. I emailed Calixto multiple times before my visit. He always responded. I was a little concerned about getting around since there are no cars, but Calixto arranged for a water taxi to pick us up at the Tortuguero airport and bring us to the village. Once at the village we had a person walk us to the hotel. It would have been hard to do that on our own. We arrived to the hotel at around 7:00 AM and he let us check in that early. The rooms are very basic. They have a bathroom with a small shower. We had two beds and a fan. We just needed a place to sleep and a shower. I think this place has incredible value. I give it a high rating, but make no mistake, this is not a five star hotel. If you are used to air conditioning and being catered to, then this house is not for you.
Tips: 1)Don't be intimidated by the unknown. The village is really small and is easy to get around after spending 30 minutes there.
2)Bring sunscreen and bug spray.
3) I recommend flights by Nature Air. 25 minutes each way from San Jose as opposed to about a 5 hour adventure via bus,car, and water taxi.
4)Email Calixto if you have any questions. He went over and beyond the call of duty.
We will come back and visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right on the beach with: Free WIFI, hot water, fans, room with satellite TV, hammock ranch, laundry services, telephone & fax services, restaurant services, tour information, secure, and most importantly very clean. ... more less
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