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Rana Roja Lodge

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Summit, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Recently we were in Costa Rica and visited Tortuguero, Costa Rica. We had the opportunity to stay in the beautiful Rana Roja Lodge. It was one of the best places we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The atmosphere surrounding the lodge is phenomenal, bringing a sort of calm and peace to the both of us. The service... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We arrived to Tortuguero via the public boat and were dropped off at Rana Roja (just mention to the boat driver to stop there). The reception was a bit tricky to find - it's right at the front of the restaurant. There are signs on the property for reception, but they will take you to the Evergreen Lodge reception. We... More 

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

it takes about 2 hours to reach the lodge via beautiful rivers using small boats . the view is very excited . you can watch birds, flowers , monkeys . the rooms are very clean in special decoration . the lodge is located in the middle of beautiful forest with special trees , flowers , animals . in the morning... More 

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Oostkamp, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very Nice location, monkeys, parots, kolibrie,Toucan. A big no was the management, all about the money, to expensive The room was big but not a good bug free place, big ants in and around the bed!!, a lot of musquitos and even Some weard looking Brown flying whasps, bah!!

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Seattle, Washington
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59 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If we just review the hotel experience, and don't mix it with the holiday/wow-ness of the nature, Rana Roja is below the average. Of course this location is spectacular, in fact is true that you need to be somehow Indiana Jones to get there, but I was expecting something more. Rana Roja is built in between the land of another... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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52 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Getting here is already an experience on its own. You need to travel of a dirt road for more than an hour than change into a boat and travel through rivers along caiman and other animals until you finally end up at a small jetty. When there you all of a sudden realize that just behind the first line of... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was a great hotel with clean rooms and I would recommend staying as the setting is lovely - monkeys visited whilst we were sitting round the pool. Staff are also friendly and helpful when questioned. Drawbacks: Taxi to the main village at $3/person one way is quite steep. Also the food isn't great. It's not bad just not great... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

This was quite an experience given the bungalows are screened (no glass windows) and you can hear the sounds of the jungle all day. It's pretty amazing to sleep right in the middle of a rain forest. The family who runs the place are really nice. You can take out a kayak for free and paddle up into remote parts... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Getting to the lodge by boat is thrilling. We stayed two nights in a bungalow and opted for the inclusive meal plan. Be advised, especially if you are traveling with young children, that meal times are strictly observed (7-8am for breakfast, 1-2pm for lunch, 7-8pm for dinner) and you can't store any food in your bungalow because of ants/insects/etc. Pros:... More 

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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There are generally two options to visit Tortuguero - the eco-lodges that have great packages and facilities, but are WAY out of town, so you are held captive there for the most part when not on tours (;-) , and you spend more than a you would really like to stay there, or staying in the village, which for many... More 

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