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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   across the main canal, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
beckyneilson09 Cardiff, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pachira lodge and it's staff cannot be any more helpful, informative and attentive. This is not just a lodge you come and stay. You are active all the time. The tour guys will have you trekking it's nearby jungle spotting all the animals you could never find. They talk about it and move on. Late afternoon you're then taking a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it was quite a mission to get there from San Jose - a bumpy drive in the latter stages and then 1hr 45 mins. boat trip but it was well worth it. The staff greeted us warmly and the accommodation in jungle lodges was not luxurious but very authentic and perfectly comfortable. The programme of activities, walks and boat... More

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Lakewood, CO
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15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew Tortuguero National Park was going to be remote, and it certainly was. We were not expecting the 2 hour bus drive down a bumpy dirt road followed by the 1.5 hour boat ride on the canals that it took to get to the lodge, so were not feeling very good upon arriving. It didn't take long for us... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had reservations about going to Tortuguero National Park but in the end we were glad we went. It was one of the more expensive parts of our month in Costa Rica but the three day/ two night package was full of activities including the boat rides in and out, tour of the village, early morning bird watching on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As soon as we arrived at the Pachira Lodge we were catered to by the staff. The beautiful jungle setting was relaxing and we really enjoyed our stay. We went on the canal tour at 5am and saw 3 kinds of monkeys, a sloth, many lizards, a caiman, and many different birds. I wish we would have stayed at the... More

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San Diego, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a beautiful area to be able to view the animals and nature of Costa Rica. It is a long bumpy ride on an interesting dirt road by banana plantations and then a boat ride to Pachira, but oh how relaxing when you get there! The staff was organized and helpful and yes the rooms have no AC, thin... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

After an incredibly long, hot bus ride over roads which can only be described as 'bone shaking' we arrived at 'the dock' to catch our boat to the lodge. The organisation for luggage and people can only be described as chaotic. After boarding we travelled on the boat for an hour and a half - the journey was very nice... More

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18 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Thanks to a delayed departure at Heathrow, we missed our connecting flight to San Jose and had to stay overnight in Newark. After arriving in San Jose, rather than lose another day of our holiday travelling by road then boat to Tortuguero, we took the delightful 25 minute flight by Nature Air in a tiny twin prop plane which took... More

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51 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

It is not easy to reach the Tortuguero area (a long day of travel by vehicle then boat), but it is worth the effort and there is much to see on the way. The Pachira Lodge offers a basic room in a fabulous natural setting. The staff is kind, helpful and patient. The activities are great, especially the early morning... More

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Winter Park, FL
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My husband may not share my opinion but I did love this place. Be mindful that this hotel is very rustic. You must travel by boat for over an hour to reach this destination. There is no air conditioning and no windows. There are just screens and curtains. The rooms are a bit warm during the day but can get... More

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Also Known As:
Pachira Hotel Tortuguero
Pachira Hotel
Pachira Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero
Address: across the main canal, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
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Ranked #7 of 23 Specialty lodging in Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pachira Lodge 3*
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