Turtle Beach Lodge
Basic but comfortable lodge accessible only by boat, affording excellent wildlife spotting opportunities including guided turtle nesting tours.
The simple and secluded Turtle Beach Lodge borders a private stretch of beach on the Caribbean sea, ensconced within a lush jungle setting beside a meandering canal. Adding a touch of adventure, it is only accessible by boat, suddenly appearing around a river bend as you journey through the steamy wilderness of Tortuguero National Park.
The outstanding wildlife watching opportunities are very much the main attraction here: monkeys are almost ever-present amongst the treetops, frogs and reptiles can often be seen within the grounds and colourful birds enliven the greenery all around.
A particular highlight for many is the chance to see leatherbacks, loggerheads and hawksbills on one of the guided night-time turtle tours during the nesting season. Borrowing one of the lodge's kayaks and silently paddling along the jungle-shrouded channels to spot undisturbed wildlife is also not to be missed. The cabañas are basic but bright and airy, and there is a good pool, a simple restaurant and a bar, all enhanced by their jungle setting.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The room was probably the most basic of the hotels we stayed in, but everything else was just wonderful: on one side a breathtaking wild caribbean beach and on the other canals winding through the rainforest. Food was possibly the best we had on the whole trip.KDP, Jersey
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
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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Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant
It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.