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Turtle Beach Lodge

3.0 of 5 Cano Palma, Tortuguero 1, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 4-day/3-nights tour from San José to the Turtle Beach Lodge and back. I recommend that duration as 3 days is too short due to approx. 6 hour traveling time one way. Also, paying up USD50 p.P. for one extra day is not that much then. The lodge is nicely located: away from the touristic places, therefore less... More

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Vacaville, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely 2-night 3 day stay...Our guide, Fernendo Cortes was outstanding with his love of nature and is wonderful country. I was especially impressed with the respectful interaction between guide and boat operators who also kept eyes open to show us animals...and their knowledge about the changing nature of the water was impressive! Included are meals, trip to and from... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I visited Turtle Beach Lodge last fall and had such a wonderful trip that I couldn't wait to visit again with family members- especially 3 children 5, 9 & 10. I knew they would be as enchanted as I was by a jungle experience. The lodge is a delightful place for a family visit- the staff is so friendly and... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We book our tour to Tortuguero with this Hotel, at a closed price of 288$ per person, for two days, including meals, two tours (one is an hour tour walk through their private hotel reserve). Our surprise was at the time of paying. We ended paying nearly 700$ for two people. Nearly 70$ more per person. They charge you for... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This lodge is quite isolated within the jungle and reachable only by small boat through the nearby river and then two canals. This requires some significant time traveling to and from local attractions, including in our case a nigh time visit to the beach area where we observed large green turtles coming ashore to lay eggs, a truly great experience.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I went to Turtle Beach Lodge for our 10th anniversary. We both love the lodge and its surroundings, everything is so beautiful. I'm not a nature enthusiast, but I think this lodge and the optional tours might change my mind. Before you book the lodge, you must understand that it's located in the middle of mangrove/rainforest. There... More

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of July and despite the torrential rain we still had an amazing experience. Warner, our guide who always had a smile on his face, couldn't have been more helpful, knowledgeable and generally fantastic. The combination of Warner's knowledge and John's extraordinary wildlife spotting made the boat tour the highlight of our... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I ,were there for 2 nights with a group tour. The rooms were uninviting the food was probably ok for the locals but we could hardly eat anything.The nature tours ,especially after the rain , weren't too much fun , we hardly saw any wild life.So disappointing.I must mention that we are grandparents, maybe is more fun... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The magnificent rainforest is a part of Costa Rica not to be missed and Turtle Beach Lodge is the place to go to experience it. The rooms are large, lovely and clean, although the beds are on the hard side.The food is acceptable, but I learned you don't go to Costa Rica for the cuisine. The rest was magnificent. Our... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was the first and favourite of our many stops in Costa Rica. You get the canals, the rain forest, the ocean and all the wonderful wildlife that comes with! We spent the days canoeing and spotted Caymen crocs and following famillies of monkeys around the hotel, swinging in the tree tops. The room, the food, pool, the whole grounds... 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*
Number of rooms: 55
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Also Known As:
Turtle Beach Hotel Tortuguero
Turtle Beach Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero

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