Tortuga Lodge was fantastic. The staff was great. We originally were suppose to take the van/boat to the Lodge but were told the night before we were going to fly instead. We were the only ones going at that time. We arrived at the hotel at 8:00 am and had the entire day there when we would have arrived after 2:00 pm. The boat tour was beautiful and our guide Norton was very good. The food was some of the best food we had during our entire trip, especially the breakfast. Tortuga Lodge is by far the best choice in Tortuguero.