We stayed for two nights at the Pachira Lodge. The setting and grounds were lovely and the Lodge is nestled in the rainforest with its own dock to the lagoon. Yes, the cottages are a little "rustic" but we didn't come to Costa Rica for luxury...we came to experience the country and its amazing variety of nature. You can only get to the lodge by boat or airplane (we came by boat and the trip down the river was a lot of fun and we saw a lot of wildlife). Most cottages are a unit of 4 per building with several rocking chairs on the wrap-around deck. We travelled in January and heat wasn't a problem for us (they do have ceiling fans). I would agree about noises from neighbors being an issue - we certainly didn't mind hearing the jungle noises and birds...but heard far too much about the personal lives of fellow travellers next door.
The Lodge gives you free water so we never worried about "tummy-troubles" (they have the big 5-gallon containers and your refill your small water bottles). We also had nightly gin and tonics and were told that the ice was from purified water as well....I'm guessing they were right because we didn't have any problem. Food was very good - all buffet style.
- 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