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Caribbean coast: Turtle Beach Lodge

Turtle Beach Lodge

The simple and secluded Turtle Beach Lodge borders a private stretch of beach on the Caribbean sea, ensconced within a lush jungle setting beside a meandering canal. Adding a touch of adventure, it is only accessible by boat, suddenly appearing around a river bend as you journey through the steamy wilderness of Tortuguero National Park.

The outstanding wildlife watching opportunities are very much the main attraction here: monkeys are almost ever-present amongst the treetops, frogs and reptiles can often be seen within the grounds and colourful birds enliven the greenery all around.

A particular highlight for many is the chance to see leatherbacks, loggerheads and hawksbills on one of the guided night-time turtle tours during the nesting season. Borrowing one of the lodge's kayaks and silently paddling along the jungle-shrouded channels to spot undisturbed wildlife is also not to be missed. The cabañas are basic but bright and airy, and there is a good pool, a simple restaurant and a bar, all enhanced by their jungle setting.

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