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Yorktown Heights
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finishing our 2 night stay here. The staff are amazing. So service oriented. They anticipated our needs before we even had a need. Our room is spacious and clean. It is very wet here and no air conditioning but we are so glad to have comfortable beds, a solid roof, reliable electricity and wifi and a hot shower/flush toilet.... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear ClearSkies4Miles, It sounds like you were a perfect fit for the lodge! Thank you for sharing your insight here on Trip Advisor which helps people considering us for a stay decide if we are right for them. Your descriptions are exactly right. Since you enjoyed Tortuga Lodge so much, you might also really enjoy Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in two minds about going to Tortuguero as had already seen turtles laying in Borneo,but i'm so glad we did. The driving instructions the lodge provided were superb and our whole stay was excellent- lovely room, good food and well guided trips. We only stayed 2 nights but one more would have been perfect.

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear sally i, Thank you for letting us know that the driving instructions were helpful. The drive can be a bit tricky since you are in banana plantations much of the time and everything looks the same. Our drivers are masters at letting us know how to describe each cross roads, so that you will get to La Pavona without... More 

Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at Tortuga Lodge, it was surrounded by nature. We could hear howler monkeys from our room, enjoyed the resident iguanas on the property as well as the many birds and seeing multiple poison dart frogs on the trails. The staff were helpful and friendly and the grounds were beautiful, with our children spending much time in... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear rhondasader, Thank you for sharing how much your children enjoyed the tours that you did with our Naturalist Guide, Angelo Benley while you were guests at the lodge. Angelo was born and raised in the Town of Tortuguero. As a child the park, the river and the beach were his playgrounds. He has worked as a Naturalist Guide for... More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting, lovely river side pool with visiting iguanas and friendly and efficient staff. The room was smaller than we imagined for a family of 4 but still v comfy and it was great to wake up at dawn and sway in a hammock overlooking the river on the balcony. We loved our kayak trip with our guide Willis -... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear 95sue2015, It sounds like you got the ultimate gift from the rain forest! Kayaking in a Tortuguero downpour is second to none! You're right about kayaking in Tortuguero National Park, there is something about being in the water and being able to see the forest from that perspective that is magical. We offer group kayak tour and private tours... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens was an amazing place to stay. The Lodge is right across from the airstrip and they zip over in a boat to pick you up. (No roads/cars in this area) It was easy to take a boat into town but I was really glad I didn't stay there. Tortuga was beautiful without being "over the top"... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear cmurray08, Your description of the lodge is super accurate, thank you for helping people that are considering us for a stay decide if we are the right fit for them. We are delighted that you extended your stay! The highest compliment of all! Vacation Time is Precious! Natalie Ewing Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tortuga was the first place we visited when we arrived at Costa Rica. We stayed at Tortuga for two wonderful days. The place is amazing. It's remote, peaceful and surrounded by rain forest and wild life. As we arrived to the resort we were welcomed by a the staff with a delicious fruit juice and a 20 minutes overview of... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Simcha and Lori, You are so right to caution people that the wildlife is sometimes easier seen than others. Some days there is an abundance of sightings and sometimes it can be quiet. Tips to help you see more wildlife are to get up early and join out free 6am walk in the gardens with a Tortuguero Guide. Also,... More 

ashford
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a fabulous place, No roads to Tortuguero but that made it so exciting to get too. All the staff were so lovely and nothing was too much trouble, made to feel very welcome. The free guided tour around the gardens was brilliant and proved that the wildlife was there we were just not seeing it. We were lucky... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear EddieMcNeil, It sounds like you were a perfect fit for the lodge! I'm so glad that you shared how much wildlife you were able to see once you joined our free garden walks. We offer one at 6am and one at 3pm. We find that when guests first arrive their eyes aren't yet used to the shades of green,... More 

Paris, France
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201 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great time in the resort. It is a paradise to spot animals right in the gardens of the hotel, strawberry dart frogs, sloth, spider monkeys, owler monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds, iguanas by the pool, green macaws etc etc Fantastic ! Complimentary tours are organised twice a day, they are great thanks to the guides who really know... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear David C, WOW, you really did take full advantage of your time in Tortuguero, your list of wildlife is impressive. David is right, the trails can be muddy depending on how recently it has rained. Be sure to ask at the front desk before you go to the trails, they will be able to tell you what to expect.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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132 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished a wonderful stay at Tortuga Lodge. Highly recommend it. We were picked up in San Jose, and taken by shuttle to the boat launch. We assumed this would be a drive and nothing more. Wrong! The guide in the van, Roy, gave us an excellent running commentary on where we were on the drive, about the wildlife... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Disneygroupie, Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review. You did a wonderful job of describing the Tortuga Lodge experience! The turtle nesting experience that this guest mentioned is what we call the Boutique Turtle Nesting Experience. We offer three different tours, the Standard Tour, the Boutique Tour and the Gourmet Tour. Turtle Season in... More 

Dalton, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a special place, with access limited to boat or plane, it's not overcrowded. Wonderful birds and critters on the river and the rooms and restaurant are top notch. Excellent bird spotting opportunities right on the grounds of the lodge. We'll be back!

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Houdie518, The best compliment a guest can give us is to say that they will be back! When you do return, we will do everything possible to make sure that you have an even better experience that the first! Vacation Time is Precious! Natalie Ewing Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
11 River View Downstairs Terrace Rooms. 12 Upstairs River View Balcony Rooms. (A little more expensive, but worth it. See what reviewers have said by clicking on "room tips") 2 River View Downstairs Junior Suites, with connecting door. 1 River View Upstairs Penthouse Suite with 2 baths. 1 of the Downstairs Rooms is Wheelchair Accessible with 2 baths • Beds: 4 Downstairs Rooms and 5 Upstairs Rooms have 1 King Bed. 6 Downstairs Rooms and 3 Upstairs Rooms have 2 Double Beds. 1 Downstairs Room and 2 Upstairs Rooms have 1 Queen and 1 Double Bed. 1 Downstairs Room has 1 King and 1Double Bed. 2 Upstairs Rooms have 1 Queen and 1 Double Bed. The 2 Junior suites have 1 King and 1 Double Bed • All rooms have: In-room safe, hot water, ceiling fans, reading lamps, hair dryer, free wireless internet and large screened windows so you experience the sounds of the rain forest. • All rooms don't have: TV, AC, or mini-bar. • Service Style: Personalized, informal, caring. • Restaurant: Cuisine: What a Costa Rican Grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. Caribbean themed cocktails, and no we don't mean pina coladas, although we'll make you one of those too. •Atmosphere: Quiet, laid back and with an emphasis on the natural surroundings - most buildings are open air. • No background music. • Suggested activities at hotel: Palm and Orchid Gardens. Plan on 1 or 2 hours. Award winning Riverside Pool. Plan on at least 1 hour per morning or afternoon per day. Hammocks everywhere. Plan on losing track of time in one. 2 computers with internet for guest use at no charge. Spend as little time as possible. You're on vacation. • Tortuguero can only be accessed by boat or by domestic or charter plane. • Tortuga Lodge offers complete packages including round trip transportation, lodging, meals and excursions. • Suggested stay: 3-5 nights. • Owned and Operated by Costa Rica Expeditions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Address: Across from the airstrip | 1 mile north of the Town of Tortuguero, Tortuguero 6941, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: $124 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tortuga Lodge & Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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