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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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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay if you plan to visit Tortuguero. Staff were super friendly and helped us with everything. Also, the pool was very nice. Seems like they are building their own pool as well, but it was possible for us to use the evergreen pool, which was great. Note that wifi is in the restaurant, not in the rooms.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very quiet and romantic place in Tortuguero. It is not in downtown (you need to take a boat to get there) so this helps with the crowds. Still you can go to downtown or any other attraction in a few minutes. The place is not expensive and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Their rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We "had" to move to this hotel after our tour schedule was altered by some roads being washed out. I say "had" to move because Rana Roja ended up being a big step up from our previous lodgings. Firstly, the cabin/room we were in was lovely, simply stunning. The only issue we had with it was that it seemed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an affirdable option and the hotel Is so pretty in the mittle of the jungle. The other lodges in tortugero are more expensive but this one Is perfect. If you want visit this tropical forest without being overpriced, go to this hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stayed 2 nights with 34 others during an educational tour on June 22 & 23. We arrived under turential conditions, but the staff remained calm and assisted us as best they could. There was no power on our arrival, (no running water, or flushing toilets) but came back on til around midnight and was out til mid morning on day... More 

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

At the beginning of our honeymoon we went there. Not only has Tortuguero turtles but also frogs... A *lot* of frogs. We heard them all the night long. Except one time... when it rains the hell out of the sky. It rained so much that some branches fell from the trees on the roofs (hopefully hard enough to endure this).... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I stayed here in one of the single rooms in the back lodge. For us, the place was an unexpected gem. We had been to Tortuguero back in 1987, and the whole area has really developed since then. Just getting there was a blast. We arrived by boat, and saw a crocodile on our way to the... More 

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Zürich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stayed two nights in the hotel. the location is very nice, as it is in the middle of the rain forest. the staff is very friendly and helpful. the booking didn't work properly, we booked a bungalow which we got confirmed, however, there was no one available when we arrived. the laundry service was quick, but they ruined one... More 

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White Salmon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We recently stayed at Rana Roja with our 2 children ages 3 and 6. The bungalows were very fun, kind of rustic but so cool with porches and just screens on the windows so you can hear the jungle all around. Monkeys swinging through the trees right above the elevated wooden walkways. Magical! For sure it's a different experience staying... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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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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