I absolutely love this lodge. You're right on the river and pretty much in seclusion which makes it so relaxing. The rooms are average and with ceiling fans but you're in the jungle so it was perfectly fine. I will miss the staff the most ... they boost you with energy and get your day started. They're all English speaking and have the best stories and recommendations. The tours they provide are outstandingand service was impeccable ... and, even though it's not at all expected, I couldn't help myself from even overtipping! Now, the food ... ALL meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) were included in the rate and all of it was phenomenal, especially the fish! One of the most delicious fish we've had. If you go there (which Highly recommend) please say hello to Luis, Choncho and Miguel (and of course everyone else) from KIm and Mike from L.A.). Pura Vida!!! :-)
- 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