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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely lodge set in the tortogera rainforest. Beach on one side and the river on the other. Accommodation is bungalow style which were clean and comfortable. There is no air conditioning in the rooms but this fits with the eco style accommodation. There is a small swimming pool within the grouds. All meals are provided in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We witnessed turtles laying eggs, a Sloth and a wide selection of animals during our stay. The lodges were comfortable, the food was excellent and our guide was very knowledgable. The lodge nestles between the Caribbean ocean And the river in the rainforest. Magical...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice bungalow near the beach, which was very clean. The location of this lodge is great. Food was OK, especially taking into account how many people they prepare food for, with some eggs (breakfast) and meat or fish freshly prepared at every meal. We were very happy with our guide (which I think is a very important... More 

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EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kasper H, What great news it is to hear you enjoyed your Tortuguero experience and staying with us at Mawamba Lodge. I can't agree with you more about the tour guides. I strongly believe they are key factor in the enjoyment of a nature paradise like Tortuguero. Someone who is happy and eager to share his/her knowledge with you,... More 

Cascais, Portugal
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a frete up grade! The room is much better. The place is a paradise and the service is nice - Salomon the bartender specially! But the food is not their plus, except for the beens & eegs for breakfast. Pick the turtle tour of 9pm to see more turtles.

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EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for your visit to Mawamba Lodge and for writing a review about the experience. Nice to know you got to enjoy one of our Standard superior rooms which are larger and fit for couples with one king sized bed and a large bathroom. We always recommend these for honeymooners as a great option and... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were picked up at out hotel in San Jose and driven and then boated to Mawamba Lodge by Mawamba staff. We were picked up on time and treated with kindness all the way. Our guide Marcel was with us from the time we were picked up until we left the lodge. He is a botanist by profession and has... More 

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EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear dancerrpusa, I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the stay at Mawamba and the experience of visiting the evergreen Tortuguero canals. Marcel is a very experienced tour guide, and its wonderful that he provided with an insightful tour. Tortuguero is meant to be a learning, fun experience about the rainforest and it is definitely a true pleasure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Laura, was very friendly and happy to answer all our weird rainforesty questions! The accommodation was very comfortable, clean and included a sloth and several iguana in the beautiful gardens. All of the tours were fun and informative and we got to see some incredible wildlife. The turtle nesting tour was truly unforgettable - and showed what care... More 

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Thank Claire R
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Claire R, It is a great pleasure to know how much you enjoyed your trip to Tortuguero. I will make sure to convey your comments to Laura, who will be more than happy to know her services as tour guide were appreciated. How great that you got to see the sloth in the gardens, we have seen some roaming... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We, two couples, stayed here for 3 nights as part of a tour organized by llamatours. As we found with all our locations in CR you have to move your own luggage. To get to Tortuguero you have to travel by boat and the transfer from the bus to the boat was a little tricky down a muddy slope. Just... More 

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crpuravida, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bill S, Thank you very much for your visit to Mawamba Lodge and for taking the time to write a review about it. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the trip. I appreciate this opportunity you give us to comment on the luggage as I also feel it is a truly valuable comment for future travelers.... More 

Granite Bay, CA
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

First, we stayed here with our tour group arranged through Natural Expeditions, so I have no idea what else was available in the area. Overall, we loved Tortuguero, Mawamba Lodge, and the tours. It was one of our most favorite stops in Costa Rica. Stay at Mawamba two nights. Because it takes so long to reach Tortuguero with buses and... More 

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crpuravida, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ro11Withit, Thank you very much for your detailed, and objective review about your stay at Mawamba Lodge and your visit to Tortuguero National Park. I am so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the trip and how much you got to learn about the rainforest, the animals and the Jungle while here. Tortuguero is a place of great... More 

Los Cabos Mexico
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a great eco lodge where you will be able to experience Costa Rican rain forest at its best. The lodge offers very spacious and comfortable cabanas with one or two beds, safe box, full bathroom with good shower and hot water, ceiling ventilator and big windows protected with mosquito proof nets. Each cabana has a porch with a... More 

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crpuravida, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear tbaurez, I want to thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review about the experience at Mawamba Lodge. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and how highly you recommend our services. Just want to clarify, for the sake of future travelers and readers, that the turtle season runs all the way... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Booked directly and arrived by charter plane. They stick you in with one of their 'groups' and you have no choice or flexibility from that point. We were 'assigned' to the group of Sebastian, who was bringing a tour group the next day. We had to eat all meals only with the people from that group, all strangers to us... More 

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EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor user, It is a shame that we are not able to address you by any name or have any clue of who you are. Tortuguero is a remote location where access options are very limited. In order to offer a good value to our visitors and our travelers, we have always relied in offering a one departure... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heartland of the lush rainforest of Tortuguero Canals, Costa Rica, Mawamba Lodge and Tortuguero National Park are worth visiting year round. What makes us different? *Unbeatable location on a strip of land between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Ocean, providing direct access to both * The closest Lodge to Tortuguero town within walking distance (no need to take boats to town) * Free WI FI in selected areas of the hotel * Complimentary safety deposit box in your room * Unlimited free visits to our MAWAMBA PARK: where we offer two butterfly gardens, one iguana and one frog garden. A guided visit is also included in our 3 day / 2 night package * Private nature trais for nature walks * Exciting optional tours including night walks in the forest, kayaking, fishing and the NEW! Katonga floating restaurant for sunset tours or dinners / lunches on board. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mawamba Lodge

Address: Tortuguero Canals, Tortuguero 10980-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: $251 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mawamba Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero Hotel Tortuguero
Mawamba Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero
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