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Frente A La Laguna Principal Del Tortuguero, Tortuguero Costa Rica
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#1 of 43 Specialty lodging in Tortuguero
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Surrounded by a network of the scenic canals, this Lodge is located in one of the most exotic regions of the world, characterized by its rich flora and fauna. This lovely lodge has 32 comfortable spacious bungalows with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, hot water and ceiling fans, also there is a beautiful swimming pool. Aninga Lodge has an excellent restaurant and bar service and we also offer bilingual guided tours throughout the Tortuguero area. While designing the place, our priority was to respect the environment, that's why 80% of the hotel is constructed 1.5 m (5 feet) above the ground. Restaurant, bungalows and walking trails are built on stilts, it allows not only to protect the natural habitat of animals but also lets you enjoy the panoramic view of the tropical rainforest. Moreover our determination to preserve the environment inspired us to create a Water Treatment Plant that prevents contamination of the waters in the area.
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Free internet
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Breakfast buffet
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Grade: 43 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 5 miles
2Attractionswithin 5 miles
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wanderhorn wrote a review Apr 2020
Kassel, Germany225 contributions46 helpful votes
My wife likes to sleep late so I was expecting her to be annoyed when the howler monkeys woke us up at 5:30. I didn't say anything, then she turned to me and said "Isn't that wonderful?" Yes, it was, but everything was wonderful at Aninga Lodge. The excursion started long before we got to the lodge. As soon as we had been picked up at our hotel in San José the friendly guide started giving us lots of information about Costa Rica, its landscapes, weather, agriculture and wildlife. After 90 minutes we pulled in to a private restaurant for breakfast and got to see our first sloth in the bushes nearby. What an experience! A further 90 minutes on we arrived at La Pavona from where the narrow boats embark for Tortuguero. The trip down the swirling river was one of the highlights of CR: lush vegetation, a water snake, several cayman basking by the shore and SO many birds. There was nothing about Aninga that we didn’t like: comfortable, clean cabin; friendly, helpful staff; excellent food; superb organisation. However, the best thing of all is the location — there are no roads, so no cars — absolute peace except for the distant roar of the Caribbean, the monkeys and the birds. You can’t walk very far but you don’t need to. Just strolling around the spacious grounds of the two adjacent lodges, Aninga & Pachira we got to see sloths, monkeys, toucans taking a bath, hummingbirds, a snake coiled up in a tree, large blue crabs and see (but mostly hear) all sorts of different birds. We added on an extra day (#3) so I got to do the walk (with guide) up the only hill in the area, the remains of a long-extinct volcano and we treated ourselves to a relaxing massage that afternoon. Our thanks go to all of the staff but especially to Lucy, our guide and Hancy, the skipper who both knew exactly where all the animals would be waiting for us. I didn’t wan’t to leave and if ever we make it back to Tortuguero, we wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Perfect!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Catalina Castillo, Marketing at Aninga Lodge
Responded May 18, 2020
Hello Thank you for your lovely comments and such a great review. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful experience and got to live the wonders of nature, seeing all the nature and wildlife that Tortuguero has to offer. Hopefully we'll get to see you again in the future, and we hope you're safe during throughout this times. We wish you the best in your future adventures!
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cathytravels wrote a review Feb 2020
Oshawa ontario161 contributions143 helpful votes
Beautiful immaculate charming rainforest cabanas, excellent guided trips, delicious meals and drinks. This was a high quality wilderness experience all the way through with a great deal of attention to small details to create a 5 star experience! This is a mid range property, not luxury but a 5 star experience none the less.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Catalina Castillo, Marketing at Aninga Lodge
Responded Apr 9, 2020
Hello, Cathy We hope you are well. Thank you for an amazing review and for the lovely comments. We are glad you had a great experience and we wish you the best in your future adventures.
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machairflower55 wrote a review Feb 2020
Saratoga Springs, New York57 contributions16 helpful votes
The individual cottages are lovely and private located in the rain forest but elevated to avoid damaging the ecosystem. The staff was very helpful and our guide Lily was knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. Pick up and drop off was very chaotic and there was a lot of hurry up and wait so be prepared. The place you depart from charges a buck to use the bathroom, they have a captive audience.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Catalina Castillo, Marketing at Aninga Lodge
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Hello. We hope you are well. We want to thank you for such a wonderful review and great comments. We apologize for the inconvenience during the pick up and drop off. Also about the charges to use the bathroom, unfortunately the boat pier belongs to a different company and we don't have any jurisdiction in that area. We wish you the best in your future adventures
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BeckyandPeteTravel wrote a review Feb 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom16 contributions
Staying in a Lodge in the rainforest? What's not to love? A very well run part of our tour - everything ran like clockwork and staff were excellent. The pool and grounds were superb, lots of amazing wildlife at your door (and waking you up in the night). Mosquito / bug protection was excellent. We used the spa which was fantastic too. A fantastic part of our trip.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Catalina Castillo, Marketing at Aninga Lodge
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Hi, Thank you for such a wonderful review and comments, we're glad to know that you had a great time visiting Tortuguero. We hope to see you again in the future.
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IMIUBU2 wrote a review Feb 2020
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica229 contributions45 helpful votes
The stay at Aninga was just fantastic for a jungle experience. Our guide Geraldo was excellent. Not only well organized but very knowledgeable and personable. The food was good and all the staff considerate and helpful. They treated us all with respect and it was very easy for English speaking people. We had a local sloth who kept us company.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Catalina Castillo, Marketing at Aninga Lodge
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Hello, IMIBU2 We hope you are well. Thank you for such a great review and for your wonderful experiences. It amazing to know that you had a great time and a sloth that joined you during your adventure. 🍃 We wish the best in your future endeavours.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aninga Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Aninga Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sea Turtle Conservancy (0.5 miles) and Sendero Cerro Tortuguero (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aninga Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Aninga Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Aninga Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mi Niño, Donde Richard, and Budda Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aninga Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aninga Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.