Reading the previous reviews I see several minor complaints about the rooms or the food (which was adequate), but this lodge isn't about the lodge itself, but the location. What a fantastic place! It's true that the rooms are basic, but we sure didn't spend much time in the room. Located just a few yards from the Caribbean, the grounds of the lodge are wonderful, with a great variety of plants, amazing birds, howler monkeys waking us in the morning, and groups of spider monkeys moving through the trees overhead. The nature walks in the forest and the boat trip to view wildlife were great. When we kayaked down the canal and out into the waterway one afternoon, the water was so peaceful and calm that we could paddle just a few strokes and then quietly guide along and spend most of our time searching the jungle for plants and wildlife. Just getting there and returning by boat along the inter coastal waterway was an unforgettable experience in and of itself. Turtle Beach Lodge is fantastic.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Beach Hotel Tortuguero