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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
  • 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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Albuquerque
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nashville,Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

We just returned from three days at Tortuga Lodge and loved it! We truly wanted to feel like we were in the middle of a rain forest, and this lodge was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the food was the best we had during our visit to Costa Rica. We saw lots of animals during our... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

Everything at this lodge was excellent! The staff could be nicer and more helpful. The food was outstanding. The guides were excellent. I can't say enough good things about this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

Tortuga Lodge is obviously at the top (= most expensive) end of Tortuguera packages. It’s on a smaller more boutique scale than some of the others more favoured by big groups on package tours. When we were there, most of guests were couples, with just one smallish group in for one of the nights. We were subsequently a bit bothered... More 

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hiketiludrop, Chief Marketing & Guest Satisfaction Officer at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for the great review. I wanted to add that while ground level rooms certainly make you feel like you are more immersed in the rainforest, the second level rooms give you longer views of the river and in some locations you can see the tops of the trees in the gardens where the birds are doing... More 

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