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Casa Marbella
Ranked #2 of 10 Tortuguero B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

We stayed two nights in Casa Marbella and it was very good. Room was very clean and the owners were very nice. If you would like to book it in advance it is good to call till 18,00 and not later (they are in the office usually till that time). We took the boat tour organised by Case Marbella and it was really great. it is worth getting up early in the morning. We saw lot of animals and wide life, which we would not have been able spotted alone. The breakfast after the tour is more than pleasent. If you would like to go to Tortuguero national park on foot, there are boots available in the hostel for free (you are not allowed to enter the national park without boots).

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We stayed for two nights at this B&B and found it, as other reviewers have, good value for the money. Clean surroundings, good bed, tropical fruits for the breakfast starter and it was well worth the visit. It is located in Tortugureo Village which allows for exploring much more than you might be able to at the surrounding all-inclusives. We would certainly stay at this Casa again. Roberto gave us an informative and interesting canal tour into the jungle. He uses an electric motor on the boat which allows you to hear as well as see what's going on around you. We also met and shared stories with some great people at the B&B.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We had 3 nights in Casa Marbella. Daryl the owner was very nice and helpful. The room were basic but clean. No aircon (not necessary in January), but a fan and hot water in the shower as well. Breakfast was simple but good and we enjoyed our time here. Paid 45 dollars pr. night including breakfast which we thought was good value. The B&B have a nice porch right on the riverside (and the B&D is in the middle of town and situatied on the riverside).

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Darryl's place is a great value. Clean with basic furnishings. It sits behind a dock on the Tortuguero Canal. We caught an incredible wildlife boat tour arranged by Casa Marbella into Tortuguero Nat'l Park that left off the Marbella's dock. A couple dozen white-faced spider monkeys entertained us quite awhile. A few, including a mother with a baby riding on her back, came within a few feet of us. Other highlights included toucans, parrots & other birds, caimans, glimpses of a couple of snakes & lizards.

The breakfast is good with fresh fruit & pancakes & lots of coffee.

One of the benefits is just getting to Tortuguero Village. We took the boat from Pavona that cruises through a small channel before emerging onto the larger Tortuguera Canal. On the trip down the locals spotted 2 crocodiles sunning themselves This trip was quite an adventure in itself.

The staff & other guests were quite friendly. The ocean & some fine restaurants are in easy walking distance. Would like to return for turtle season some year.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Casa Marbella was a great place to start off our Costa Rica holiday. And very good value for money. A basic place, but that's it's charm as you really feel that you are experiencing the authentic Costa Rica, with no roads in Tortuguero so no cars for many miles. We had lovely breakfasts which were different each day. Daryl, the owner and host was fabulous. He is super helpful and very knowledgable and both he & his receptionist, the lovely Gina, suggested many different tours to do. The boat tour through the national park is a must, with a superb river guide, & the canopy zip slide (Loved it!). Not a lot to do in the evenings, but go to Miss Miriams for great basic caribbean food!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Casa Marbella is basic, but well kept. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the breakfast is very rich and varied, the position is unique, fantastic sunsets. You have a fridge, a bakery is close by.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

This place is a great value. Daryl was very helpful in giving us directions to get there and places to visit around town. The turtle tour we came for was arranged very easily and went off without a hitch and with lots of turtles viewed. The rooms were a little small, but nicely appointed. The weather when we were there was very hot and so we were a little uncomfortable. The staff were very nice though and provided an extra fan.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
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Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Tortuguero
Price Range: $53 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa Marbella 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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