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La Baula Lodge

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 70210, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Tortuguero
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Lodge, beautiful facility in a secluded location with water shuttle for guests to go to the village. Friendly staff, very helpful. There are a variety of tours available to book at the lodge. Rustic rooms, but enough for the jungle. Breakfast is included but could be better.

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Krakow, Poland
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16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent here one night and we are glad it was not more. Place is charging $35/night/person. For this money you get very old room were not everything works, old pool, old and used restaurant, terrace over water and few other old things. Shuttle service (to cross channel and get there) is not included - you need to order water... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night as part of a package with Exploradores Outdoors and the hotel was a good base. You get an individual cabin, the rooms are basic (no AC) but were clean. There is a pool on site which was nice and you have access to free wifi and wellie boots if needed for the local walks.... More

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The Netherlands
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place looks nice and is on a nice location. The food is good. The rooms are somewhat small and basic, but pretty much okay. We reserved a room for 4 people, we got two rooms for two people. Woke up in the morning by the Howler monkeys!. Swimming pool a bit small. Dinner area nice and good view of... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at La Baula. First impression when we got off the boat was unwelcome: quite some staff was watching us getting off with big bags, nobody helped or greeted us warmly. The room was horrible. Very outdated, it really needs some painting and make over. The fan was crap. The receptionist was friendly, informative and very... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We spent a great time in our first trip to Costa Rica. The crew was very friendly, the food was good. The room was kind of simply, but clean and comfortable! They have a nice pool. I recommend this place. Good prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I visited La Baula on the first leg of our Honeymoon and we were not disappointed! The location is great, it is outside of the main village and only accessible by taxi boat, which gave us a great opportunity to see the sights. The rooms are basic but let's face it you are in the middle of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed for two nights in June. The location of the place is great. We flew to Tortuguero and to a waters taxi, ,which saved us lots of time and the flight (only 25min from San Jose) was an adventure itself. The staff of the hotel was really lovely, especially the girl serving dinner, who constantly smiled! The buffet and... More

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Boulder Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Nice hotel with friendly staff. David the bartender is quite friendly and makes good drinks and you can have a nice conversation with him. The food is good here and included in your stay. Breakfast lunch and dinner. Monkeys wake you up and you can see a lot of birds here. Room are just fine.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We arrived via taxi to a wonderful woman and a server with a tray full of delicious fresh juice! We had reservations for three rooms and she took us around to the open rooms to find just the right rooms for our group. The rooms we not outstanding....but they were clean and odor free. Odor free is hard to come... More

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Address: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 70210, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Baula Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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