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Aninga Lodge

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Aninga Lodge sits right in the heart of the mangroves of the watery wilderness of Tortuguero National Park and is accessible only by boat. Connected by a series of raised walkways there are 32 simple but spacious and comfortable cabins with private bathrooms and balconies.

Aninga Lodge sits right in the heart of the mangroves of the watery wilderness of Tortuguero National Park and is accessible only by boat.

Connected by a series of raised walkways are 32 simple but spacious and comfortable cabins with private bathrooms and balconies. The living is simple here, as one might expect from such a remote location. Entertainment is provided by the prolific surrounding wildlife, including numerous birds, sloths, lizards and howler monkeys.

Buffet-style meals are served in the lodge’s restaurant and bar, and there’s a turtle-shaped pool as well as a spa. Bi-lingual tours of the national park and fishing are available, and if you're visiting between July and September you can witness the unforgettable arrival of green sea turtles.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Highlights?: The drive Ranch Margot round Lake Arenal, staying there, seeing humming birds feeding from flowers a metre from our bungalow veranda, kayaking in the shadow of the amazing volcano.

    JH, London
  • Highlights?: Seeing the Quetzal with Carlos; finding the MotMot on our own at La Quinta; seeing the Eyelash Pit Viper on the Hanging Bridges trip; all of the 5 days with Esteban and Alberto were brilliant (and my husband seeing the Roseate Spoonbill and Jabiru at Palo Verde - I loved the Fiery Aricaris a few feet in front of us at Rio Magnolia). In all we saw 234 species of birds.

    MCB, Stockport
  • Highlight?: Turtles laying, sloths scratching, toucans screeching, frogs jumping, iguanas climbing, Mayan steps galore, sharks a swimming, stalactite dodging in the blue hole...All in all brilliant

    MS, Twickenham
  • Highlight: All of Osa - the guided walks in the forest, the early bird-watching trip, the food, watching spider monkeys from the beach and toucans from the balconies, the friendly owners and staff: the guided Toruguero river trip; the view of the volcano and lush bird-filled greenery from our balcony at Lost Iguana; the flight across the mountains....Both my experiences (Cuba and this one) with JLA have generally been well-organized, and have given me a real understanding of what each country has to offer, whether wildlife or history, and all staff have displayed a knowledgeable and caring attitude. Thank you. I hope I shall travel with you again.

    DH, London
  • So much variety of wildlife and vegetation

    AB, Sandy
  • Commitment to Eco-Tourism and Respect for local people evident throughout

    MD, Southam
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Our expert's view

Kathryn Rhodes
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

We love Aninga’s more intimate vibe: it is one of the smaller lodges of Tortuguero with a close to nature feel.

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    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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