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Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge

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Laguna Penitencia, Tortuguero 10736-1000 Costa Rica
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#5 of 10 hotels in Tortuguero
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Caribbean Paradise is a true jungle lodge! Everything from great green macaws to howler monkeys are daily sights on this gorgeous property about 15 minutes outside of Tortuguero. On-site walking trails let you get closer to nature, and our outdoor swimming pool is a great place to relax. We offer full service bundles including transportation, meals at our onsite restaurant, and tours in Tortuguero National Park and Barra del Colorado Nature Reserve.
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Free internet
Pool
Restaurant
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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magdaluvn f wrote a review Feb 2020
fl68 contributions16 helpful votes
Rustic boat dock reception. Drinks awaited us upon arrival. All staff and dogs were very friendly. Large sleeping area and bathroom. Screens only, no A/C but ceiling fan was more than adequate. Be prepared to hear howler monkeys at night. Restaurant very accommodating. Don't miss the wild bird walking into the restaurant! Lovely pool area and grounds.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Headleyhog wrote a review Aug 2019
Hamphsire, UK46 contributions13 helpful votes
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Rustic (ie basic) hotel in magical setting at side of river just ten minutes river taxi ride from Tortuguero. We arrived to a friendly welcome and mocktail from Bismarck for a 2 night stay. We were quickly checked in and helped to our rooms by the friendly and helpful staff. Soft drinks and beer available from the fridge - just tell reception what you’ve taken. Free coffee available in reception too. You really feel like you’re in the rain forest with all the fabulous noises that entails day and night. The howler monkeys we saw on both days were especially noisy. Several interesting birds wandering the grounds . Our favourite place was to lie in the hammock and watch the wildlife and boats on the river. Slight disappointments preventing 5 stars were lack of safe , slow WiFi (and in reception only) and luke warm shower. We really enjoyed our stay and tried to stay for one more night but unfortunately they were fully booked.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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fishp1g wrote a review Jul 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom82 contributions17 helpful votes
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+ points.*Quiet and good location for Tortuguero. A water-taxi ride is only $10 for a couple each way and a out 10mins away. 2. We heard Howler Monkeys around 4am - so loud and sounded like it was right outside the room. 3. Nice-ish grounds, more communal bits would be welcome. 4. Reception girl was really helpful and friendly. - points. What we think was the owner, a guy with long hair, we felt had poor customer service. Pretty arrogant and didn't say thanks for staying/ goodbye when we left pr provide key info and just pointed to where our room was. 2. Room wasn't ready upon arrival but soon sorted. 3. Food very average and buffet style which felt risky but was fine. Observations. Popular with families with young children with a pool to keep them entertained. About 3 dogs running around who were the owners and very friendly. Conclusion. Fine to stay if you want rustic away from Tortuguero. Owner needs to take customer service lessons from the girl who also works there.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Erik K wrote a review Jun 2019
Chesapeake, Virginia60 contributions15 helpful votes
If you are looking for a place in the middle of nowhere that is quite and slow paced you need not look any further. The photos are misleading or out of date. This is a great place if you want to see monkeys in the trees out side of your hotel room, and have an amazing natural jungle hotel. Pros: Hot water calm Island pace Staff can get you drinkable water Food is pretty good clean Cons: thin walls really mean ants (but not in the rooms) in progress of being built up
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Julie M wrote a review Jun 2019
Morecambe, United Kingdom68 contributions4 helpful votes
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Arriving here is an adventure in itself as there are no roads and the only way in is by boat. The journey takes about an hour along the Rio Suerte where you can see Crocodiles and Plumed Basilisks plus a whole range of birds. On arrival we were met by the owner Bismarck who showed us to our rooms. The rooms were basic but clean. The bed was one of the highest I have ever been in. The gardens were beautiful and Baby the resident Tiger Heron was very friendly. We only ate lunch and breakfast here but it was hot and tasty. Top tip - ask Bismarck to make you a cricket from grass blades.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$129 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
samoa lodge & resort tortuguero hotel tortuguero, samoa lodge and resort tortuguero, samoa hotel tortuguero
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Samoa Lodge & Resort Tortuguero
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of LimonTortuguero
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sea Turtle Conservancy (1.5 miles) and Sendero Cerro Tortuguero (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mi Niño, Donde Richard, and Budda Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.