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Mawamba Lodge

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Tortuguero Canals, Tortuguero 10980-1000, Costa Rica
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Colorado
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tortuguero National Park and its canals and rivers are a wonderful place to see a tropical rainforest with Howler, Spider and White - faced monkeys and birds and an amazing ecosystem. The lodge is in a good location but it is simple and the rooms lack adequate lighting for reading at night and since it often rains they are dark..There... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the Mawamba Lodge. I've stayed here three times. The combination of being inbetween both the ocean and the canals give you the best of both worlds. You are also close enough to walk into town. The food is fine and plentiful and timely on all my visits. I've not had to wait and I've never been hungry. I... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is hard to review. It is a bit rustic but once you realize the logistics of getting everything that's needed to run a lodge by boat this far away it's pretty nice. That being said it is a long journey to Tortuguero. A couple hours bus ride which includes an hour down a bumpy road then a two... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3 days at Mawamba lodge started with a refreshing drink after a beautiful boat ride to get there. The lodge itself was very clean and the staff were friendly and accommodating. Our room was comfortable, with a very nice bathroom. We found the food really good and the choice plentiful. In short, a great lodge to stay at and... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

located in the tortuguero National Park. There is no road leading to the lodge, the place can only be reached by boat. On the way to the lodge we saw a crocodile! Beautiful botanic garden and frog garden. Comfortable rooms.Good Food. Many international guests.Our very nice and competent guide Jackie did an excellent Job, provided us with a lot of... More 

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New York City
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading these five star reviews make me seriously question their authenticity. We found management to be rude and unaccommodating. The houses are dirty and dingy. The location is nothing special because many other lodges are located in the same area. The way the tour was organized was boring and limiting. Beds were uncomfortable. Food terrible. We would never stay here... More 

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Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is a small paradise. There is a nice walk in the woods. There are many animals around the hotel and you get up with the birds singing. You can see the little green frogs of costa Rica :) Negative points: - you can hear everything what is said in the room next to you, so no intimidity -... More 

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55 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this trip as part of a Travel 2 package, organised in Costa Rica Travel Excellence. Two nights in Tortuguero was not really enough to enjoy all that this beautiful national park can offer, especially when some excursions are likely to be impaired by rain (which you have to expect in a tropical rain forest!). The organisation of the... More 

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Yavne, Israel
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272 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent three days here, on a package deal. No doubt, the place is located in a heavenly sorrounding. But it is also its drawback, because the only thing you have here is nature. The lodge itself is really very basic: very simple rooms, no frills whatsoever: no TV, no fridge, no kettle, obviously no A/C, just a ceiling fan. Hot... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it here! The trips on the river, the birds and wildlife -- all first rate. This is a come-as-you-are buffet-meal lodge where your room is like a cabin. Screens on all the windows. The food was nice, basic fresh fare with a CR flair! The guides were exceptional!

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