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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Across from the airstrip | 1 mile north of the Town of Tortuguero, Tortuguero 6941, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No complaints except, by the end, felt a little like a holiday camp. Amazing location though and rooms lovely and clean. Staff great too. Food could be better. Brilliant rips available too and the village nearby is lovely.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved it here. Arriving by boat (the only way!) you are met by smiling staff with drinks and cool towels. Rooms are large and comfortable. The pool area is lovely, right next to the river, surrounded by gardens, and when we were there, complete with a huge iguana! The lodge has its own rainforest walks, and wellies are provided.... More

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Milton, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We planned our trip through Costa Rica Expeditions and were ecstatic that we booked this lodge thru them. As our boat docked and we were warmly greeted with cold drinks and wash cloths, our expectations were quickly exceeded. Our 3 days there were amazing. Delicious food served at wonderful waterside tables , 5 star service from every person (even the... More

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Netanya, Israel
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to the hotel quite late after a long day in the national park of Tortuguero. It costs 10 usd to get to the lodge via local taxi boat, too bad that the lodge does not offer a transit service of their own. The room we got is the upgraded one, with a second floor view over the river,... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tortuga Lodge is exceptional. I choose it in an effort to avoid large crowds of people. Both my son and I dearly appreciated the warm courtesies of all the staff and the natural beauty of every aspect of the Lodge - every moment (and extraordinary mouthful!!) was a wonderful treat.

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Dublin, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to visit and stay! The staff were sincere, fun, helpful, friendly and approachable. Sleeping in rooms with no windows, but screens, allowed us to hear the sounds of the jungle at night: howler monkeys, birds and so much more. We purchased the all-inclusive package that provided air or ground/boat transport. We really enjoyed seeing the land... More

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Jackie L, Thank you for taking the time to review Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, we are thrilled that you so enjoyed your stay, while our chef was thrilled to see that you found the food to be “the best in Costa Rica”. The all-inclusive package is a great and easy way to plan your visit to the Lodge, as... More

Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled through Costa Rican Expeditions and this was our second and third night in Costa Rica. This Eco friendly lodge was a wonderful accommodation - we would have liked to spend three nights instead of two- we visited nearby parks and kayaked. The staff was friendly and the guides were helpful identifying wildlife. The property has several trails to... More

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear GDJM1234, It’s great to read that you enjoyed your stay, and I'm sorry to see you felt you had to leave too soon (it's an emotion all of us here who don’t live at the Lodge are quite familiar with!) - but hopefully you can visit us again one day as you mention. There is always more to see... More

Nebo, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two days at Tortuga Lodge. This is a wonderful eco friendly hotel, comfortable with pleasant friendly staff. We did not purchase a package, however, and the staff were not at all helpful arranging transfers and Tortuguero is only available by plane or boat. The directions took us to the public boat transfer which required wading through water with... More

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Saratoga, California
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter if you are arriving at the dock for the first time, or just returning from an activity, the staff at Tortuga Lodge will be there to greet you - often with a cool drink or fresh towel! They are an incredibly kind and accommodating group. Our room was very basic but clean and it was a good size.... More

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Chafffamilytravels, On behalf of all of us at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, we want to thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review of your stay. Reading your review I really got a great sense of the varied experiences you and your family had throughout your stay. I am glad you had so many great... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived by boat to this enchanting lodge set in the forest on the river. No need to go on a wildlife tour - you are woken up in the morning by howler monkeys in the surrounding trees, then all you need to do is put on a pair of wellies provided by the lodge & follow any of the... More

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Brian K, I loved reading about how much you enjoyed exploring the Lodge grounds and hunting for wildlife on your own, with your rubber boots! Thank you for the recommendation, and for spending three nights with us. I hope you can come stay with us again in the future. Sincerely, Natalie Ewing Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction More

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Also Known As:
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens Hotel Tortuguero
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens Hotel
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Tortuga Hotel Tortuguero
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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens Costa Rica/Tortuguero
Address: Across from the airstrip | 1 mile north of the Town of Tortuguero, Tortuguero 6941, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tortuga Lodge & Gardens 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and operated by Costa Rica Expeditions, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens sits on 146 acres of private land on Costa Rica’s northeast Caribbean coast. The lodge is designed to blend into the river and the rainforest. The open air restaurant, the naturally purified pool and the hammocks draped throughout the grounds all meld smoothly into the water flowing endlessly past. So smoothly that it will quickly become difficult to imagine one without the other. The lodge has 12 River View Downstairs Terrace Rooms, 12 Upstairs River View Balcony Rooms, 2 River View Downstairs Junior Suites (with connecting door available) and 1 River View Upstairs Penthouse Suite. Outside all rooms have a front porch sitting area and a hammock. Lie in your hammock in front of your room and close your eyes to listen, you will hear life going on in the forest. Inside all rooms have a private shower with hot water, a ceiling fan, in-room safe, alarm clock, free wireless internet, hair dryer, two in-room wicker chairs and a small table. Tortuguero can only be accessed by boat or by domestic or charter plane. Tortuga Lodge offers complete packages including round trip transportation, lodging, meals and excursions. ... more   less 
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