I recently did the 3D/2N package here. Oh what a lovely place to start your Costa Rica vacation. From San Jose, it takes about 3 hours not including the meal stop: bus and boat. We were picked up at 6.30am with a group of maybe 30 people, who spoke all different languages. Along the way, the guide explains what we pass and gives an explanation about Costa Rica culture, history and current affairs, which is really interesting. At about half way through the bus ride, we stop for a buffet breakfas (included in package), which was great. At the second leg of the bus ride, the guide gives us our program explaining what activities we will be doing, the times and if there are any additonal actitivies *and costs). When we got to the port, we loaded our luggage onto the boat and off we go to the lodge. On the boat ride, the guide and driver are also looking out for fauna too - the photos start from here! The activities were fun to include, hiking, boat riding and visiting the town of Tortuguero. If you go during season, you also get the opportunity to go see the turtles laying eggs! I went on an additional ziplining tour, which was really fun. The lodge is quite big and has about 80-90 rooms! The lodge has a swimming pool and bar area. An eating area for your breakfasts lunch and dinner and also wifi available in the common areas. That was unexpected in such a remote area! The rooms were spacious and clean. There was hot water at all times and we spotted some monkeys and a sloth whilst on hotel grounds! Truly amazing! The meals were delicious, the staff were very friendly, the tours were fun and the whole experience was definitely worth it! Even on the way back, we stopped for lunch (included in the package) which was not expected. Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The lodge is strategically located only 5 minutes away from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main "canal" facing the town of Tortuguero. Surrounded by a network of very scenic canals, this is considered one of the most exotic regions of the world, characterized by its rich in flora and fauna. Strategically located. 88 comfortable guest rooms. 14 hectares (34 acres). 5 minutes from Tortuguero National Park main entrance. Stay at one of our comfortable rooms with private bathroom, hot water and ceiling fans. Enjoy all our buffet-style meals that are included. Let's cheers with our wine when for dinner. Be our guest at our bar and enjoy our excelent service. Let us show you this paradise with our bilingual tour guides, during the entire trip. Take advantage of our daily departures from San José, with no minimum of passengers required. Travel safety as we get you around comfortably. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pachira Hotel Tortuguero
- Pachira Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero