Check in: We were greater from the boat with a refreshing watermelon juice and handed our keys easily.
Room: I stayed in room 25. This was opposite the restaurant and close to the pool. The wifi worked well in the room.
I had a comfortable double bed, fan, table and chairs and the shower had good water pressure and was hot.
Restaurant: I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel. All buffet style fresh food. The only issue was the flies in breakfast around the jabs etc but the staff tried to keep them away.
Bar: The bar was great. 2-4-1 cocktails during happy hour. The bar staff were fantastic, Freddie was very friendly and so were all the other staff.
Pool: The pool was very refreshing and clean. The hotel provides pool towels which was good.
The view over the river is fantastic. This is such a well run, relaxing hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BAULA LODGE TORTUGUERO Tortuguero National Park, is located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, Province of Limon. This was established on November 13, 1975 and has an area of 18,946 hectares in the terrestrial and 52,265 hectares in the marina. This park comes to constitute the most important site in the Western Caribbean side for the green turtle nesting, and other species such as leatherback and Carey. Lagoons and waterways make up the National Park and are the habitat of species such as crocodiles, alligators, manatees, turtles, crabs and the millennial fish Gaspar and others. This national park was created to protect a wide variety of flora and fauna found in the area and is part of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention. Strategically located opposite the Tortuguero Lagoon and only 5 minutes by boat from Tortuguero National Park is La Baula Lodge, a rustic hotel, very comfortable that re-opened in June 2008 with a clear vision of providing its customers personalized service, quality and comfort in the midst of a natural sanctuary. La Baula Lodge has focused on the respect, protection and conservation of the environment and the flora and fauna of the area. The Lodge in general has a real Caribbean style, painted in vivid colors that identify with the culture of the area, beautiful exotic gardens, restaurant, pool and large bar, laundry service, experienced guides and quality service is what we offer, plus of course 45 standard rooms with ceiling fan and private bathroom with hot water. The hotel is located on a beautiful 2 acre property in the middle of flora and fauna that identify the Tortuguero National Park, where the exotic sounds will make your experience unforgettable, here you will have the first opportunity for a destination of immense natural wealth, the hotel is strategically located facing the lagoon and close to Tortuguero Town. Our Bar and Restaurant offers national and international meals and drinks, and of course Caribbean and is completely open, giving expansive views of the tropical gardens and the Laguna Tortuguero. Come on and enjoy a true natural adventure! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Baula Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero