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Rana Roja Lodge

Tortuguero, 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I have a lot to say about the rana roja and I am suprised at some of the comments on this site as i can not recognise the reasons! This place was fantastic in every way. I had high expections and they were exceeded! We booked this directly online and not as part of a package tour, it was important... More

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Sacramento, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Nothing in particular was wrong with this hotel - the room was comfortable and clean, the staff were helpful (although their level of English was low, they got the point across mostly), breakfast was fine and the trail through the forest was cool. But it's not really worth paying 3x more per night than a cabinas by the beach. Also... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

What a treat this lodge is!! I don't recognize at all the comments on bad staff and issues with the cabins! It is a jungle experience after all and being surrounded by animals is a big bonus! We saw monkeys, toekans, lizards, frogs and many other birds! Staff has been very helpfull during our stay, from the time we arrived,... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

While not sleeping, my wife and I decided to kill some mosquitos tonight. So we were up to 45 and they showed no sign of slowing down. So we had to stuff bed sheets between the roof and walls in several places. Mara is very helpful with information about tours and transport options. Food is ok, just know what you... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Being in the jungle with the animals all around was an amazing experience but our stay at Rana roja was not. Staff were not welcoming and we're extremely unhelpful..... that was once you found them. Food was extremely over priced mass produced flavourless buffet meal. The rooms were clean but very basic, uncomfortable mattresses that dipped in the middle and... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Rana Roja Lodge is built within the jungle in Tortuguero. From the lodge, you can hear and see much of the wildlife that is contained in the Costa Rica jungle. It was very neat to see monkeys and sloths right from the paths within the lodge, and to be woken up in the morning by the sound of howler monkeys.... More

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RanaRojaTortuguero, Responsable commercial at Rana Roja Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Rana Roja Lodge and recommend it to others travellers. As you point it our lodge is not in the center of Tortuguero village but in the more preserved part of the jungle which allow our guests to have a true experience of the wonderful wildlife surrounding the hotel. At... More

Bern, Schweiz
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

so nice and relaxing. you just hear the animals by night and you are inside it. i like it there very much. i would not recommend for more than two nights, but it is far better than in tortuguero it selfs. it is a bit expensive but definitely worth the money. it is something special which you don't have every... More

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Austin, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My family loved our simple cabin in the forest! On our way to our room we saw one of the elusive "rana roja" frogs and that was only the beginning! We enjoyed watching the white-faced monkeys travel from tree to tree around the pool each afternoon and listening to the howler monkeys in the tree tops above our cabin. The... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We enjoyed being away from town in this lodge but I agree you do have to bear in mind the cost to and from town by boat and a little bit of hanging around for a boat. That said we loved having the pool to cool off in and my 2 teenage boys enjoyed the kayaks for a bit of... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Rana Roja Lodge is one of the better options if you want to experience the forest. The rooms are simple with net windows. The rooms are clean, but being that you are staying in the middle of the forest it is to be expected that you'll have some insect critter friends to deal with. There is a fan in... More

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Also Known As:
Rana Roja Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero
Address: Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 24 Specialty lodging in Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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