Luxurious jungle lodge with spacious, stylish rooms and an infinity pool overlooking Tortuguero river. Choose from a variety of activities in the lush natural surroundings.
It's a breathtaking boat journey from Puerto Limón to Tortuga Lodge in Tortuguero National Park, a wilderness of mangrove-lined channels brimming over with wildlife. This is the best lodge in the area, with excellent guides and a particularly impressive restaurant.
Rooms are spacious and comfortable with large, screened, open-frame windows looking out over the river and a wide veranda where you can swing in a hammock. Meals are served in a thatched area by the river, and there is an attractive pool offering a sense of immersion in the natural surroundings, as well as a shaded hammock hut and loungers.
On arrival, relax or take advantage of the many activities on offer from the lodge, which include hiking along private nature trails, turtle spotting walks and fishing. The park is home to spider, howler and white-faced monkeys, three-toed sloths, river otters, caimans, iguanas, poison dart frogs and 320 species of bird. Green sea turtles nest from July to September; hawksbills and huge leatherbacks from March to June.
You’ll explore the canals that border the park by boat, accompanied by a naturalist guide. Return to the lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, relaxing or enjoying some of the optional activities.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
We can't fault this lodge. The food was the best overall that we had. It would be good if they could vary the menu.JD, LOndon
Excellent all round, although food only fair. Allowance must be made for the remoteness of the site - all food needs to be transported in by boat. Remoteness an attraction of this lovely site.RF, Stanmore
"Wonderful place. Hotel and food excellent. Guides exceptional. And so convenient for the flight back to San Jose.It's the first time I have taken a boat ride to catch a plane."JW, Northwood
Upstairs rooms quieter and more private.GS, Taunton
"Tortuga Lodge was the highlight of the trip - a really fantastic place to stay: great service but with a really relaxed informal atmosphere. It was a really special place and a fabulous welcome. The turtle watching was a fantastic experience. It was also great to have the opportunity to join in with the English language classes with some of the local kids which really made us feel party of the place rather than just tourists."PF, Chiswick
“Everything about our stay at Tortuga Lodge was superb - wish we could have stayed there longer”SD, Wimbledon
An amazing place for immersing oneself into the rain forest. Weather humid and no windows so fans to try and keep you cool - but all part of the experience. Restaurant service was impeccable.RB, Maidenhead
"Loved it. Particularly the lodge staff and Angelo, one of the naturalists."ST, London
Excellent stay here. I had been worried about only having mesh at the windows as I am a moquito magnet but with all the fans we had no problems at all. Despite some severe rain on our river boat trip we still saw loads of birds. Had other guided walks in the hotel gardens which were very good.MCB, Stockport
Excellent food, the friendly staff gave it a personal touch. Beautiful locationEM, Barnsley
We cannot rate this resort high enough !!!! It is possibly the nicest place we have ever stayed in. Everything about it was amazing. Staff, Food, Accommodation, Surroundings... I could go on !!!!TW, Glasgow
Superb across the board but staff truly exceptional.PW, Liss
Beautiful setting and hard to miss the wildlife that surrounds the hotel. We saw three different types of monkeys, toucans, iguanas, and even a mother and baby sloths. I really enjoyed the kayak and boat trips.JW, Weymouth
Very good lodge, great location and helpful staff.RB, Bristol
A brilliant place to stay and we could not fault it. Guides were good and the whole experience excellent. The boat ride in and the flight out were also very good.TK, Leighton buzzard
We loved the lodge and the food was exquisite. The tours were amazing.EdVC, London
What's not to like! Only accessible by boat, right on the river's edge, great excursions, Howler monkeys provided the alarm clock! Fantastic wildlife..Highlights: Kayaking excursion form Tortuga Lodge (extra cost but worth it) - sitting watching spider monkeys a few feet a way from us drinking juice from the fruit, with caymen in close attendanceDO Bedford
Exceeded our expectations especially the room and food provided.RH, Peterborough
Nice garden area and trails. Excellent in house guides. Good food and service in the restaurant. Everything was well organised.GW, Winchester
“Tortuga Lodge was excellent; the best food during the entire trip, excellent service, excellent guide, excellent atmosphere, excellent accommodation. We should have stayed longer."DF, Ledbury
Despite the heavy rain during our stay we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Elvis was an amazing guide and all the staff at Tortuga Lodge couldn't do enough for us. Definitely recommend this place at any time of year.AH, Bedworth
"Beautiful and special place. Weather disappointing as rainier than we expected so boat 'safari' was wash-out in every sense. Perhaps it was not the best time of year to go there. I should have but had not realised that Dec and Jan are the very rainiest months. It would be worth stressing that to your punters!"AB, Farnham
"Can't praise Tortuga Lodge enough - location, service and wonderful food. My other half now expects me waiting outside with a hot towel & a cocktail when he gets home from work....”JP, Newtown
A lovely lodge in a great location. The journey to the lodge by boat was great fun Staff were excellent and nothing seemed too much trouble. All meals were delicious.JH, Rochdale
"You really have the feeling that you are in the jungle.”CM, Barnes
Perfect setting to enjoy the wildlife and rainforest. Great trips, knowledgeable guides. Basic but clean rooms, no mosquitoes or spiders!JW Crowborough
Very good hotel with helpful staff.SL, London
Very professional, easy access with airport but more interesting approach via road and river. Very good nature guide.AE, Moreton-in-marsh
Beautifully situated rooms looking at the river and all the wildlife (herons, iguanas and many other birds) wandering around the grounds. I loved the hammock on each room's terrace.
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