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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

  • Highlights:- Hard to choose, but the noises and sounds surrounding us all day and night, created by all the wildlife was fantastic.  Never heard anything like it and loved it.  The Costa Rican hospitability is something to live up to they have it right!

    ST, Swords
  • Most memorable experiences:Seeing the turtles nesting in Tortugero, the magical Tortugero national park and Monteverde.  We also loved Tamarindo to chill and surf!

    EdVC, London
  • Highlight: Seeing the wildlife in Costa Rica. There are so many beautiful birds and amazing animals that it's hard not to see them. The guides were exceptional, especially William and Carlos and not only found the wildlife but also told us about other aspects of the countries. I particularly enjoyed having the private tours and we would do that again.

    JW, Weymouth
  • Highlights:- The friendliness of the people and the wildlife. 

    ME
  • Highlights?: Very hard to select 1 or 2 things. However would probably say Travelling to and staying at Tortuga Lodge and the excursions into the Jungle (in 3 days we saw over 60 different birds / mammals / reptiles !!!) and also the Zip lining at Arenal - breathtaking and exhilarating - what views and what an adrenalin rush ! ! ...Costa Rica is an amazing country - small, but with so much to offer and so diverse ! The people were very friendly and welcoming and the weather was great !

    TW, Glasgow
  • Most memorable experiences: "Snorkelling off the island at Corcovado seeing the marine wildlife then returning by boat seeing dolphins and turtles in the sea; Kayaking excursion form Tortuga Lodge (extra cost but worth it) - sitting watching spider monkeys a few feet a way form us drinking juice form the fruit, with caymen in close attendance."

    DO, Bedford
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Millie Davies - Travel Expert

Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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