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Mawamba Lodge

3.0 of 5 Tortuguero Canals, Tortuguero 10980-1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really appreciated the location, the amenities, the food, the service, and the water taxi to get there. Although we missed the Sea turtles nesting, there was a great amount of wildlife to see from both tours and casual stilling around the grounds. The amount, types, and availability of food was outstanding! We really enjoyed our stay and would return.

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Costa Rica
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We have been for 3 days in all included package; people is friendly, kind and helpfull to undersand the Biodiverity of Tortuguero. Its worth price/value , great to come with Kids. They pick you up in San Jose, so no rush to drive. Food is super! Love to come again

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Time, Space
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stayed in this place for two nights on our tour of Costa Rica. Although the lodge was awarded 3 stars, it barely deserves 1: no fridge, no AC, no decent shower, no hairdryer, no large rooms for families, cabins too close to the next couple of cabins, so that you can hear everything other people say, etc. The worst... More

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Kingsville, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This "hotel" might as well be a charity project for the homeless. Room comfort was minimal: No AC, no TV, no WiFi in the room. The room door had a huge gap that would easily allow insects to enter the room when the door was closed. A tarantula, scorpion or snake could probably get in. We had to cover it... More

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EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LinkinParkonStage, Good day from Costa Rica and thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience. I am so sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the trip. It seems to me that the information you received before traveling was not accurate. We get travelers from all over the world and they book... More

Oakland, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very nice place, though not 5 star. You are out in the rainforest. There is no AC; just fans. WIFI is available in the public areas around reception, and the lounge by the pool. You get to Tortuguero either by boat or plane. We were picked up by a bus at our hotel in San Jose. We drove to Guapilies... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed here for two nights on our tour of Costa Rica. The staff were amazing. The rooms are right on the beach. Basic and back to nature. I loved it! The birds here are at arms length. I want to go back!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed here as part of a 12 day tour around Costa Rica. We were picked up from our hotel in San Jose and taken to the dock at Pavona with a stop for breakfast which was very pleasant. Be careful of the dock at Pavona it is quite steep and very slippery/muddy when wet (it is rainforest so quite... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The whole experience from being collected in San Jose to returning to Quapiles was great. Our guide, Humberto, had excellent knowledge and kept us entertained throughout. There was a great mix of people on the tour and we all got on well at dinner and enjoyed the tours together. I would recommend participating in all the tours on offer -... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Hello, I have been trying to write this review for around a year. My family and me agreed that we didn't like this hotel for the following reasons: 1. There was no hot water. 2. The room was very small. (we were able to here each other very easily from room to room) 3. We were split into two rooms.... More

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Indianapolis, IN
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I traveled independently in Costa Rica for 7 days with prepaid vouches and planned stays. I was picked up in San Jose by the Mawamba Lodge van and transported to a very tranquil, beautiful setting. This was 3 days "all inclusive" with meals, tours and lodging. Our guide most of the time was Piero, who was excellent. He explained so... More

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Address: Tortuguero Canals, Tortuguero 10980-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mawamba Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero Hotel Tortuguero
Mawamba Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero

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