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Mawamba Lodge

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This rustic lodge is set on a narrow strip of land between the wildlife rich canals of Tortuguero National Park and the Caribbean Sea and is accessible only by boat. The wooden cabins are simply but attractively furnished and surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

This rustic lodge is set on a narrow strip of land between the wildlife rich canals of Tortuguero National Park and the Caribbean Sea and is accessible only by boat. The wooden cabins are simply but attractively furnished and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. There is a large pool and hammock lounge as well as the floating restaurant ‘Katonga’.

Excursions include a guided visit of the lodge’s two butterfly farms and frog garden, as well as a boat tour of the park’s waterways. Other activities, such as night hikes, canoeing, kayaking and watching sea turtles nest (July – September) can be booked locally.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Highlight?: This is difficult! We loved Tortuga Lodge, Bosque de Paz and Aguila de Osa Inn. Made new friends who we will remain in contact.

    MG, Uckfield
  • We had a really exceptional trip.  The mix of beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife made it a real adventure and yet the logistics made it achievable and stress free. Costa…

    GP, Warwick
  • Everything was amazing...This is the best family holiday we have ever had. Even our 20 year old daughter, who has travelled extensively, agreed that Costa Rica is wonderfully unique. The…

    RW, Cheltenham
  • Most memorable experience: “Very difficult to be specific but an eclectic selection would include:- Boat trip excursion with excellent guide from Tortuga Lodge; Singer/Musician at Dinner at Arenal Nayara Hotel;…

    VB, Sloane Sqaure
  • Highlight?: Visit to Tortuguero was exciting and remote. Rancho Margot was our favourite accommodation. It was a privilege to visit this beautiful country. 

    MC, Arlesly
  • So many memorable experiences - flying into Tortuguero, watching turtle hatchlings race to the sea, the boat ride out of Tortuguero, all the animals (including a mummy sloth with baby…

    SM, Chiswick
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