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Tortuga Lodge

  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
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Luxurious jungle lodge with spacious, stylish rooms and an infinity pool overlooking Tortuguero river. Choose from a variety of activities in the lush natural surroundings.

It's a breathtaking boat journey from Puerto Limón to Tortuga Lodge in Tortuguero National Park, a wilderness of mangrove-lined channels brimming over with wildlife. This has always been the best lodge in the area, with excellent guides and an impressive restaurant. Following a full refurbishment it's now better than ever.

You'll never feel far from nature here. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with large, screened, open-frame windows and views towards the river, jungle and gardens. Each comes with outdoor space too, some with wide verandas and luxurious hanging beds. Meals are served in the open air by the river, and there is an attractive pool offering a sense of immersion in the natural surroundings, as well as a shaded hammock hut and loungers.

On arrival, relax or take advantage of the many activities on offer from the lodge, which include hiking along private nature trails or turtle spotting walks. The park is home to spider, howler and white-faced monkeys, three-toed sloths, river otters, caimans, iguanas, poison dart frogs and 320 species of bird. Green sea turtles nest from July to September; hawksbills and huge leatherbacks from March to June.

Explore the canals that border the park by boat, accompanied by a naturalist guide. Return to the lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, relaxing or enjoying some of the optional activities.

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What our clients say

  • "Loved it. Particularly the lodge staff and Angelo, one of the naturalists."

    ST, London
  • An idyllic location, great facilities and high standards.

    MG, Uckfield
  • "Can't praise Tortuga Lodge enough - location, service and wonderful food. My other half now expects me waiting outside with a hot towel & a cocktail when he gets home…

    JP, Newtown
  • “Everything about our stay at Tortuga Lodge was superb - wish we could have stayed there longer”

    SD, Wimbledon
  • A lovely lodge in a great location. The journey to the lodge by boat was great fun  Staff were excellent and nothing seemed too much trouble.  All meals were delicious.

    JH, Rochdale
  • Brilliant.

    MS, Twickenham
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Our Expert's Opinion

This hotel has just benefitted from a complete makeover, with light and spacious rooms overlooking the river. You’re right in the forest so jungle noises will wake you up in time for your boat ride down the canals to see the huge range of wildlife living in the area. Relax in the pool after your excursion or take advantage of the network of trails around the property.

Hannah
Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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