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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

A fantastic place to stay-especiallty the penthouse which was perfect in every way.Food was excellent and the staff were superb.Trips were all well organised and the 6 seater flight back was the most memorable flight i have yet to experience..Booked through Marina Villatoro who recommended this lodge and she was spot on. She is woithout doubt the best agent in... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

We took our 13 year old grandson to Costa Rica as a gift to him. Our room at Tortuga Lodge was he Penthouse--each of us had sufficient space and there were two large, claean bathrooms. The floors were of some gorgeous wood and the room was rustic but lovely. The staff, however, can't be beat! From the group greeting when... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

For starters - five stars to the staff. We were made to feel welcome from the time we boarded the plane on our flight in to the time we stepped off the plane on the way out (I recommend flying both ways, especially if you have already experienced a fair amount of Costa Rican driving). Although the canal tours were... More 

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Albuquerque
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

To get to Tortuga Lodge, one must travel by boat or plane for it is in a remote area of Costa Rica, protected by a thin strip of land for the Caribbean. We arrived by boat and, as we approached the dock we were greeted by members of the staff. As our bags were taken to the rooms, we were... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

I've stayed at a number of places throughout Costa Rica and this is probably the one I'm most likely to return to. If the manicured beauty of the gardens isn't rough enough for you, they'll provide you with boots and other gear to venture into the swampy (but safe) rain forest that surrounds the main grounds. If you know where... More 

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Ladner, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2010

As did many of the reviews in this list, our Canadian travel agency engaged Costa Rican Expeditions to plan most of our 10 day vacation. We arrived in San Jose after a full day of travel and were pleased to be greeted by a smiling man who whisked us off to our first hotel in the city. The following morning... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

Stayed here 2 nights on their package and service was the best we have ever had! A wonderful jungle experience with knowledgeable guides, Rooms were very romantic - they even light the candles while you are having dinner~! The food was excellent and abundant, the pool was great - right at the water's edge. Truly an experience we will always... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

We used Costa Rica Expeditions to arrange our entire stay in CR. They also own Tortuga Lodge. The picked us up at our hotel in San Jose and took us to a local airport where we boarded a charter plane to Tortuguero. It was a beautiful sunny day and the first experience for my 11 year old daughter and me... More 

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GLOUCESTER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, like everything else connected with Costa Rica Expeditions , is warm and inviting. Staff and service is impeccable, with everyone going above and beyond to please. Our room was comfortable and screened, so no major concerns about the wildlife coming in for a visit. There was a momentary lack of hot water in the early morning;... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

We stayed 3 nights at Tortuga Lodge and enjoyed every minute. The staff were all very friendly and attentive, and the guides very knowledgeable. The lodge has just the right amount of jungle ambience to be absolutely charming but very comfortable. The dining room is open air and situated right on the canal. Every meal was delicious. We saw lots... More 

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