We booked a 3 day / 2 night package from San Jose which we felt was the right amount of time. The journey was interesting taking in the countryside by mini bus and then the boat journey to the lodge was exciting.
The rooms are fairly basic, we had a quad room as we are a family of 4 which meant we were at the end of a line of rooms and the next door room was vacant which meant we had more privacy. Be aware there are no windows on the rooms and 3 sides of our room was net mesh. For us it added to the experience though and it was amazing to be right in the middle of the jungle which we all really loved.
The food was buffet style at fixed times which was fine for us as that fitted in with our excursions and when we wanted to eat. The food was of a reasonable standard and we were all happy with it.
We went on a turtle watching tour to the national park which was well worth it. We saw turtles nesting elsewhere on our travels around the country and it was certainly very impressive the turtle conservation programme at Tortuguerro.
We were advised not to swim in the sea due to the rip currents.
Overall we felt it was worthwhile taking the trip over there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The area of Tortuguero is rightfully called The Amazon of Costa Rica because access is only by boat on Jungle Rivers. Turtle Beach Lodge, 5 miles north of the town of Tortuguero, is a secluded resort spanning 175 acres with miles of jungle trails, a meandering private canal, and a half mile of beach adjoining still more isolated beaches. The lodge accommodates approximately 80 guests; assisted by a well trained staff and guides who ease you into an exciting jungle experience. Stay in the beautifully landscaped cabinas, swim in our turtle shaped pool, relax in the adjacent shady hammock hut with food and drink from the restaurant and bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Beach Hotel Tortuguero
- Turtle Beach Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero