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La Baula Lodge

Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 00000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Tortuguero
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Playa Negra, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

we stayed there only 2 nights owners & staff very very friendly basic rooms (but you are in the jungle) it was quite different having to hail a taxi boat to go into town im really going to miss the howler monkeys that would wake me at 5 AM I didn't even realize our room had no tv no ac... More

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Cottage Grove, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A simple, sweet & peaceful escape w/a fine waterside lounge, good food, friendly service, lovely grounds & nice little pool. A great place to hang out for a couple of days after more hectic travel, watching howler monkeys, parrots & canal traffic. A good value & a wonderful ride in by water bus!

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Calgary Alberta
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This lodge is great. You get there by water taxi ( 2 hour) because it is in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. We came on holidays at La Baula Lodge to see wildlife and fauna. It was great!! I did not attempt to use internet in my room, we slept there and spent family time with our child, but the internet... More

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Syracuse, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great little lodge in the middle of the jungle. Only accessible by boat as it is located in the Tortuguero National Park on the river. Please keep this in mind when visiting here because the rooms are very basic with only a bed, bathroom, and windows. Toilet paper must be thrown in the garbage (not the toilet) as is customary... More

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had high hopes for la baula when out water taxi pulled up to it. My four year old and wife said that it looked pretty. That was the high point. They were not expecting us and throughout our stay only one person made an effort to help us. (Luiz). Staff told us meals were bad to go to the... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights as part of a G Adventure tour. The grounds are beautiful and the toucans and howler monkeys will keep you entertained. There is also a nice pool, although with our tour activities, I did not get a chance to swim in it. The staff are friendly and attentive and we were greeted with a yummy... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Basis but descent lodging. The food needs improvement. Both breakfast and diner were below standard as far as we are concerned. It should be noted that the lodge is in the middle of the jungle, so that has to be taken into consideration. Surrounding gardens are beautiful and it is just far enough from town to not be troubled with... More

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Address: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 00000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
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La Baula Lodge features 40 cosy rooms which are located in different sized room blocks that are painted with the typical caribbean colors of Tortuguero. They have a rustic touch that goes in hand with our commitment to work in harmony with our environment. Each room features a private bathroom, hot water, ceiling fan, and views to our beautiful gardens. Our restaurant serves a wide variety of national and international meals as well as traditional caribbean dishes, that you may join with a cocktail, a beer or a liquor of your choice from our Bar. The restaurant features no walls which provides a vast view of our tropical gardens and the Tortuguero Lagoon with a cool atmosphere to enjoy your meals. ... more   less 
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