We spent two nights here over Memorial Day weekend so we could go tarpon fishing. Everyone at Pachira was highly organized from the reservations dept to the drivers to the boat captains to the hotel - very impressive. The journey to get there only takes about 5-6 hours, but that includes stops for breakfast and both the van and boat part of it. The last hour by boat is beautiful as you are in the middle of the jungle.
The hotel itself is essentially an upscale eco-lodge. The rooms don't have AC or TV, but at the same time you won't be roughing it in the jungle either. Very comfortable beds, ceiling fans, private baths with hot water shower. Nothing beats falling asleep to the sound of tree frogs and/or rain.
The food was all buffet style but for the most part was very good. They offer various options at all meals, and they have a pasta bar if you don't like what they are serving. We particularly liked the breakfast as they had a smoothie station (very cool!) and an omelette station in addition to the buffet. The bartenders were great, especially Rafa, and all the drinks were good. There is even a nice big pool to enjoy and a spa, so it's a great place to enjoy the essence of the Tortuguero jungle while staying in comfort. Would definitely go back and fish for tarpon again!
- 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