We enjoyed our stay at Manatus.
The big advantage is the airco. The food is very good (menu style, no buffet) and varied. Extra drinks not too expensive. Nice swimming pool and friendly staff.
The boattours are enjoyable, although 2x three hour boat tour instead of a 2x two hour tour would be even nicer.
There is a small jungle trail behind the hotel, full of mosquitos and little poison dart frogs.
The only thing we didn't like were the transfers to the lodge and Tortoguero village. As rather independant travellers, we don't like to be treated in a 'school-like' way with 'school-like' information that is repeated over and over.
We did in mid July the turtle egg laying tour. Saw some turtles come ashore but they didn't lay eggs. A pity we missed it but that's unpredictable nature.
Nevertheless, we had a very enjoyable stay and we would recommend this hotel. If you stay longer than two nights, it is probably a good idea to contact in Tortuguero village, some local people to do extra boattours in smaller boats or kayaks so that you can enjoy the smaller canals in Tortuguero National Park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A room at Manatus Hotel begins with an extraordinary sense of peace and comfort. Your guest room is designed to inspire, its beauty connects you with the surrounding environment of a wildlife sanctuary and the water canals, while ensuring your comfort and convenience. Here at Manatus Hotel, the first class experience is the rule rather than the exception. We offer all the possibilities for family getaways, romantic escapades, vacations and wildlife adventures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manatus Hotel Tortuguero
- Manatus Hotel Costa Rica/Tortuguero