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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and clean hotel with good service. It has its own pool,restaurant and bar and is located on one of the islands, about 5 minutes by boat from the main island. The happy hour at the bar with swings instead of barstools offered a nice way of passing time while we waited for our turtle-watching tour. The staff was very... More 

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Horten, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for luxury and upscale amenities this is not your place to stay. If you want nature, serene environment with not too much regard for updated accommodation then you will enjoy here. Rooms are cabins that have seen better days but are clean. The walls are paperthin and you can easily follow the conversation going on in... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Superb value and a lovely friendly place. Easy access to the pueblo by boat taxi, and no-frills but comfy accommodation....what do you expect, it's in the jungle after all ! Great breakfasts and wonderful wildlife ( including the famous howler monkey alarm clock). Would definitely go back.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

What an amazing stay. Accessible only by water, the hotel was in paradise. Small rooms, no a/c, fan was slow but well kept and maintained. The garden view was amazing and so well kept. We saw toucans right from the balcony. Night life is very active here. Turtle nestign season was off but the trip was still worth it. We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I'll start with the bad - no AC and one of the hottest places in CR makes it really hard to sleep. It's Beatle season so Beatles are EVERYWHERE not that they can control it but at least put up a net around the dinner place. Beatles get in and around your food, in your rooms etc. the only thing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Howler Monkeys woke us up early in the morning (which was good because we had a very early tour). Such a cool experience. Lots of wildlife around the lodge. The service was great, and the price of the food at the restaurant was good and not really overpriced like I expected. Small things to consider, because you're across the river... More 

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Friday Harbor, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

La Baula is wonderful shaded lodging in the jungle, away from the heat and noise of the village. Howler monkeys wake you in the mornings. Beautiful tropical birds abound. The grounds are exquisitely maintained and the staff is friendly. Although not quite fine dining, on the whole the food was very tasty. Our room had a ceiling fan, which kept... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights as a family at La Baula. The rooms are basic but are all you need for staying on the edge of the rainforest. The mattresses could be upgraded though. The grounds around the lodge are beautiful and have many bird-attracting plants. The pool was very refreshing after a hot, humid morning on a boat. The boat... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Please be aware of how terrible this place is. It is attractive, no doubt. But the rooms have paper thin wall, you can hear the conversation in the next room, it does have a fan which you must keep on all night, and a double bed . At least the sheets are clean and the towel is great. The shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for luxury and upscale amenities this is not your place to stay. If you want nature, serene environment with not too much regard for updated accommodation then you will enjoy here. Rooms are cabins that have seen better days but are clean. The common area is nice. You can get drinks at happy hour 2 for... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BAULA LODGE TORTUGUERO Tortuguero National Park, is located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, Province of Limon. This was established on November 13, 1975 and has an area of 18,946 hectares in the terrestrial and 52,265 hectares in the marina. This park comes to constitute the most important site in the Western Caribbean side for the green turtle nesting, and other species such as leatherback and Carey. Lagoons and waterways make up the National Park and are the habitat of species such as crocodiles, alligators, manatees, turtles, crabs and the millennial fish Gaspar and others. This national park was created to protect a wide variety of flora and fauna found in the area and is part of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention. Strategically located opposite the Tortuguero Lagoon and only 5 minutes by boat from Tortuguero National Park is La Baula Lodge, a rustic hotel, very comfortable that re-opened in June 2008 with a clear vision of providing its customers personalized service, quality and comfort in the midst of a natural sanctuary. La Baula Lodge has focused on the respect, protection and conservation of the environment and the flora and fauna of the area. The Lodge in general has a real Caribbean style, painted in vivid colors that identify with the culture of the area, beautiful exotic gardens, restaurant, pool and large bar, laundry service, experienced guides and quality service is what we offer, plus of course 45 standard rooms with ceiling fan and private bathroom with hot water. The hotel is located on a beautiful 2 acre property in the middle of flora and fauna that identify the Tortuguero National Park, where the exotic sounds will make your experience unforgettable, here you will have the first opportunity for a destination of immense natural wealth, the hotel is strategically located facing the lagoon and close to Tortuguero Town. Our Bar and Restaurant offers national and international meals and drinks, and of course Caribbean and is completely open, giving expansive views of the tropical gardens and the Laguna Tortuguero. Come on and enjoy a true natural adventure! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Baula Lodge

Address: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 70210, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: $51 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Baula Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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