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Turtle Beach Lodge

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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.

Fabulous location.  Can only be accessed by boat and no wifi or mobile reception so felt wonderfully remote.  One side of the hotel is tropical river access and the other is the roaring Caribean Sea.  Well organised operation although rooms very basic but waking up to the noise of howler monkeys was very special.  Our guide Marvin was incredibly knowledgable and helpful.

KB, Lochgilphead

Tailor made holiday

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.

Ben Line
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.

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  • Mary Anne Nelson
    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.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

  • Ben Line
    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.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    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 Giffen
    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.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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