We stayed for two nights as part of a Caravan tour. The road to the boat launch is an adventure in itself. I just found out there are cheap flights from San Jose to Tortugero that get you there in 25 minutes, which is what we might do when we return. The lack of A.C. was no issue; the cottage ceiling fan did the job. Consider buying a bug shirt or bug jacket and a flashlight with a red lens before you travel here. The beach is rugged, as is the village. If your idea of Costa Rica is Escazu, this place is not for you. We loved it. Local guide / naturalist named Johnny is outstanding.