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La Baula Lodge

Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 70210, Costa Rica
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in La Boula Lounge as part of G adventure tours. It was an island lodge off from Tortuguero main town, so all the meals were eaten at the lodge restaurant. Food was buffet style but good with salad/fruit bar and dessert at the end. The cabins/rooms are spread across the property, with no windows (just insect nets). The inside... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Gadventure tour group stayed here for two nights as during our stay in Tortuguero. You can only reach this place by boat since there are no roads going here. If you want to go to the town of Tortuguero, you would also need to get there by boat. By the way, this place is quite nice for rustic. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A difficult review to write as it is a good value hotel , rooms good size , showers excellent. Overall I have no complaints about the facilities, a bedside light would have been a good addition though. The hotel caters mainly for tour groups and independent traveller have to fit in with whichever group is there when it comes to... More 

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Maine
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No one goes to Costa Rica for the cuisine. But the food here is uninspired and expensive. The cost is understandable as most things have to be shipped there by boat. But most things were overcooked. The mattress was pretty bad, but the room was very clean and there was a good fan. Security seemed to be good also. The... More 

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Florida
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beginning of the experience in Tortuguero was not that great. We arrived to the village in the NatureAir plane from San Jose. We called the hotel well in advance, but there was no pick up from the airport. We had a tour scheduled to begin in 30 minutes, and had to hail a water taxi to get to the hotel.... More 

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GabyML1301
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The lodge is well preserved, good beds, although small rooms. Gardens are lovely, swimming is ok and location is good although you need a water taxi to get to town. The only thing we didn´t like was food.... really poor, needs to get improvement really....

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It is a basic place to stay with no AC and no TV , the rooms are clean and everyone is super friendly and caring The Baula is a peace of heaven with some creature comfort in this remote area, like a nice bar and restaurant right on the river as well as it swimming pool and use of the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Although a princess would probably not stay here - think about it - you are in the jungle! The room was very basic, but it was clean, the showers were warm. The setting was great set at the edge of the wilderness - allowing for the best viewing of howler monkeys we saw on the whole Costa Rican trip! The... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Quit place to stay, hotel has a taxi boat that brings you 2 time a day to Tortuguero Village, But if you miss the boat in the village you have to call a taxi boat, Diner in the hotel is very good for the price (15 dollar) Good place to stay for max 3 days

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Costa Rica
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116 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

It is not about luxury or eccentricity, it is about the best service combined with the best possible accommodation and honesty. La Baula Lodge is owned by a very nice Costa Rican family who will do their very best to make sure you enjoy your stay, each meal and every tour available. They have old but restored rooms with nice... More 

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