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Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero
2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   200 mtr south from the soccer field | Tortuguero Village, Tortuguero 10001, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Tortuguero B&B and Inns
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1 review
“very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

a nice place to stay and very quiet so so good and ready to go back

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Arriving in Tortuguero was like a scene from Jurassic Park, after we landed off the local transport (a boat through the canal) we instantly felt like we were in paradise.

First impressions of Hotel El Icaco were really nice, hammocks outside to relax on, a ladder up a coconut tree free for the picking. The room we had was very nice and clean and perfect for our needs including an ensuite bathroom.

The breakfast (included in the price) each morning was really good and everyone was really friendly.

My only tip would be LOOK AROUND for different prices and guides and tours as prices greatly vary across all of the tour operators, and the experiences do as well.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Anyone traveling to Tortuguero I would strongly recommend staying here. It was $25 a room (there were two of us), very clean, they changed the sheets and gave us fresh towels each day. You are right by the beach and a short walk to town so its nice and quiet. There were hammocks you can lie in and hear the ocean while you read or nap. There was a table and chairs and a little patio area for each room which was awesome, we loved having our own area to sit outside the room. The grounds were very well kept and super clean. The breakfast is an extra $10 and not worth it! Overall, this place was fantastic and I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I travelled to Tortuguero with the intention of seeing turtles,supposedly one type laying their eggs right now.The hotel staff were lovely, very welcoming and happy to help,but the room was average especially for the price.Lovely breakfast in the morn tho and the owners son walked me to the boat and carried my bag.Hammocks are very cool too.But no turtles, and be prepared for heavy duty,fast walking 6km hike across the beach at breakneck speed looking for said turtles($20),and if you get tired no letting up from Leanordo who will happily tell you you shouldnt have come on the tour, are obv out of shape and are disgusting the rest of the group.Lovely guy.My advice only go in July, when you may actually see a turtle.X

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights whilst in Tortugero after having it recommended by a friend and very glad we did. The place is run by friendly staff, is clean and well equipped. Its not a luxurious hotel but has everything you would expect for the price. My only complaint is that we paid for a private room with hot shower but the hot water didn't work so we had to have ice cold showers day and night.
Overall though I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

This hostel is great value for money. It's basic, but clean and cheap with friendly and helpful service.
It's a little out of town, but you're by the beach so it's fantastic.
You should definitely spend at least 2 nights here in order to take in the National Park and really relax.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

We had two families and some tag a longs giving us a large crowd of 14 people which stayed at the Hotel. The Hotel arranged everything including our transportation and tours and it was truly one of the highlights of our trip.

Additionally, they were really accommodating with the food and our strange diet restrictions.

I would recommend this for families or young travelers.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero

Address: 200 mtr south from the soccer field | Tortuguero Village, Tortuguero 10001, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right on the beach with: Free WIFI, hot water, fans, room with satellite TV, hammock ranch, laundry services, telephone & fax services, restaurant services, tour information, secure, and most importantly very clean. ... more   less 
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