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Turtle Beach Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Cano Palma, Tortuguero 1, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights at this place Which was overlooking a beachfront.The food was buffet style and always rice and beans were in the menu and was good. There was a pool table and bar and swimming pool. A boat station at the lodge where people came and left by boat. The boats were good but no body bothered to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Costa Rica at the end of May 2014. Turtle Beach Lodge was our first destination, and it opened very positively gates to know Costa Rica, its nature and its people. We liked very much warm welcome at the Lodge, quality and ponctuality of transfers and especially excellency of the guides. We also had opportunity to discuss with... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a very nice stay at the Turtle Beach lodge. Very friendly staff and a nice pool. This lodge seemed to be rather expensive but our price included all excellent tours with a guide, transportation, and food so it was a great value. We saw lots of wildlife including a basilisk lizard running across the water and then getting... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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113 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I think quite a few lodge in Tortuguero have mixed reviews. Mine is kinda mixed as well, although I have to admit I did have a very good time and would probably go back to this place, as others are not better as far as I can see. We were in a small group of 5 people which was perfect.... More

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Bonn, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

nice hidden lodge with direct access to the turtle beach, don't expect to see turtles unless you are travelling in october/november, the beach is no real bathing beach, but nice to have both the jungle and the beach just in one place. you have to know that staying an a place like this means contact with animals/insects etc., it is... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The staff was wonderfully accommodating and very attentive. There is very quick access to the beach and the grounds are very beautiful and relaxing. We recommend trying the different tour options. Also, if you stay an extra night, they give you access to use of kayaks. Even if you decide to rent them, I... More

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Richmond, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Our family of 4 which includes 2 teenage girls had a wonderful experience at Turtle Beach. We booked directly with the lodge prior to arriving in CR. While I personally wasn't sure how this part of our trip would be, our concerns were put to rest almost immediately after we were picked up at our hotel the first morning. We... More

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Houston, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights here, it was a great experience. The hotel is not fancy but it is clean and comfortable. There are no windows in the rooms, only screens, but the breeze kept us cool at night. The pool and bar are very nice and the staff are very friendly. Mario, our tour guide was great,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

As mentioned in other reviews, this is a place which can only be reached by a long ride through the canals. Once you arrive, you find peace and quiet. There are lots of birds and wildlife to watch and the beach is great for walking. The bar area is beautiful with seating arranged for visiting and the staff was always... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I and my husbond spent 3 nights at Turtle Beach Lodge. It was a very nice place and the staff kept the surroundings very clean and tidy. The rooms too were clean and nice. There were no glass but mosquitonets in the windows in the rooms, which were in fact very nice, because it made a breeze in the room.... More

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Address: Cano Palma, Tortuguero 1, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Turtle Beach Lodge 3*
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Turtle Beach Hotel Tortuguero
Turtle Beach Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero

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The area of Tortuguero is rightfully called The Amazon of Costa Rica because access is only by boat on Jungle Rivers. Turtle Beach Lodge, 5 miles north of the town of Tortuguero, is a secluded resort spanning 175 acres with miles of jungle trails, a meandering private canal, and a half mile of beach adjoining still more isolated beaches. The lodge accommodates approximately 80 guests; assisted by a well trained staff and guides who ease you into an exciting jungle experience. Stay in the beautifully landscaped cabinas, swim in our turtle shaped pool, relax in the adjacent shady hammock hut with food and drink from the restaurant and bar. ... more   less 
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