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Mawamba Lodge

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Shaken not Stirred!
Reviewed August 17, 2012

From the moment you arrive at the dock, everything is planned out for you. All you have to do is sign up for whatever excursion you like, and they take care of everything. This is a very nice property considering where it is at, and the surrounding area. The food is very good, and you get fed like clockwork, you...

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Newbury Park, CA
Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed here, family of four (2 boys ages 10 & 12). This was our first stop in our tour of the country, and it was unforgettable. I chose this lodge because it was all inclusive, but also able to walk to Tortuguero Village from the property. Mawamba was everything I expected and more. We were met at our San...

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

Dear vaykayfam, We are delighted to hear about your wonderful family vacation in Tortuguero and Mawamba Lodge. It is a such great pleasure to learn about families learning and enjoying about the great wildlife present in the area. We will make sure to send your comments to Frank, the tour guide, who will feel really happy to know that his...

Springville, Utah
Reviewed August 10, 2012

I can't compare the lodge to other locations in the Tortuguero area, however, I can give great marks on this location. My wife and I went on our honeymoon by boat and had Juan as our guide. We were welcomed with a breakfast before the boat ride and fed very well the rest of the time we spent there. The...

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

Hola Joseph S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience at our Lodge and sharing the photos of your trip, we truly appreciate it. I see that you stayed in one of our standard superior rooms with the King size bed and the large bathroom with separate shower and tub. I am very glad...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed at Mawamba for two nights as part of our 15 night honeymoon visit to Costa Rica. We enjoyed Mawamba immensely, not only for the boat trip to get there but for the friendliness and knowledge of the staff, particularly our guide Steven. We saw the Green Turtles laying their eggs on one of nights and also saw many...

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Dear Michael D, We are delighted to hear about your visit, and we thank you for taking the time to share with other visitors your imrpessions about Mawamba, the area, the turtles, the animals...and most specially for also sharing the great pictures. We loved the flying monkey! It is an excellente pic just at the right time. We are most...

unguidedmissal
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Going to Mawmba Lodge is really for those who want a big dose of Costa Rican nature. There are guided boat rides in which you will travel through canals running through the jungle and see a totally amazing variety of bird, snake, lizard, monkey, sloth and etc. the birding just walking around the lodge grounds is fantastic. There are garden...

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

Dear unguided missal, Thank you very much for visiting us at Mawamba Lodge and also for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We are delighted to hear from you, and truly appreciate the feedback on your vacation at our Lodge. Tortuguero is definitely a place to be surrounded by a great array of wildlife, and we...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed July 14, 2012

You can only get here by boat. Rooms were clean--no air, tv, phone. etc. Meals were served there and were ok. We had problems with the hot water, and if the room next to us was taking a shower, no water or cold water. The hot water seemed to be better toward the end of our stay but the temp...

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

Dear Devon 11, Thank you very much for coming to Mawamba Lodge and sharing your opinions with fellow travelers. We truly appreciate the time you've taken to write. We are very happy to hear about the great natural experience you found Tortuguero to be. We definitely believe this is one of the greatest places in Costa Rica to see abundant...

Hoover, Alabama
Reviewed July 10, 2012

I just returned from 9 days in Costa Rica and this property was the worst. I arrived and upgraded to the superior room quickly due to the standard room was dirty and was comparable to an old cabin in a run down U.S. state park and public shower. The superior room was not much better but I was forced to...

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Dear DavidC, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Lodge, we are of course dissapointed that the experience did not live up to your expectations but thank you for positive comments about the food and the excursions. We do our best to offer a good service and accomodations...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Tarzan would love it here. There are canals for him to swim in, giant vines to swing from, monkeys to befriend, and another king of the jungle - the jaguar - to compete with. Wrong time of year for turtle nesting ... gotta come back for turtle nesting. We did, however, see sloths, spider and howler monkeys, lizards, lots and...

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Dear Doug_Doodle, Thank you for brining a smile to our faces! We loved how you described the Tortuguero experience and the way you describe it really tells what happens here everyday. Tortuguero is definitely an area to venture out, to be out in the canals enjoying the great wildlife present. Did you know that 3 out of the 4 species...

Landenberg, PA
Reviewed July 1, 2012

The whole family enjoyed this tour. It was great, food was excellent, the tourist guide (Frank) was fantastic and friendly. I would recommended to any one who wants to see the nature and beauty of Costa Rica.

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Dear huezola, We are so happy to hear your family enjoyed the Tortuguero experience and your visit to Mawamba Lodge. We truly appreciate your taking the time to write and tell us about it, as well as telling us about your guide. To us, guides are a very important factor of our tours, and we love it when we can...

Jaco Beach
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Mawamba is a great choice if you want a real adventure on the Caribean side. I traveled alone, picked up at my hotel in Escazu.From the minute I was picked up, my guide Henry was engaging and informative about what we were seeing along the way. I had been concerned that the bus trip would be long and boring, but...

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

Dear Teatro Jaco, We are very happy to hear about your visit and thank you for taking the time to write a review and tell us about it- We are so happy to know that it lived up and exceeded your expectations. During the 30 years we've been working in this area, we have thought that having the people who...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $276 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mawamba Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero Hotel Tortuguero
Mawamba Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero
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“Make sure you get a room on the Caribbean side”
GeorgeandJaki, 2 days ago | Read review
“We had a standard room and it was fine.”
ORCon, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get a bungalow. Massive bathrooms.”
  • Hammock on porch
  • Room with a view
LondonNefertiti, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms are cabins and with 2 adjacent hence small shared balcony which has a hammock and chair. All quiet apart from the early am birds.”
judyg72, Apr 16, 2017 | Read review
“Flat property + low buildings = no views. Cabin style and rustic. Our room at back of property provided sound of the Caribbean.”
LesterOR, Apr 15, 2017 | Read review
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