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Tortuguero National Park is located in northeastern Costa Rica, on the Caribbean coast.

It can reached only by airplane or boat, but remains popular for its extraordinary wildlife and plants – a result of eleven different habitats in the park including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons.

With rich water resources from a precipitation of 250 inches (6,400 mm) per year, the the park includes many rivers, lakes, and interlinked canals that are navigable and provide access to various sights.

A major reason many people travel to Tortuguero is to see turtles lay eggs on the beach, with tours offered during the egg laying season (April to May for leatherback turtles and July to October for green turtles).

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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All Rankins Lodge

Featuring an on-site restaurant, All Rankins Lodge is located in Tortuguero, within the National Park. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas at this beachfront property. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$25

 
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Laguna Lodge

Offering a garden and year-round outdoor pool, Laguna Lodge is set in Tortuguero, 800 metres from the National Park. Free WiFi is available. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$281

 
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Cabinas El Muellecito

Featuring river views and an on-site restaurant, Cabinas El Muellecito is located in Tortuguero. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Turtle Beach is just 120 metres away. Average score from 85 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$15

 
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Cabinas Beyetty

This quaint inn is located inside of Tortuguero National Park and features free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a shared terrace. Cabinas Beyetty is just 200 metres from Tortuguero Beach. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 5.9/10.

$40

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Taylor's Place Tortuguero Costa Rica

Offering a restaurant, Taylor's Place Tortuguero Costa Rica is located in Tortuguero, surrounded by tropical gardens and a 5-minute walk from the beach. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$50

 
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See all hotels in Tortuguaro.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Tortuguero Adventures GuestHouse

Tortuguero Adventures GuestHouse

Tortuguero Adventures GuestHouse offers pet-friendly accommodation in Tortuguero. Views of the lake, river or garden are featured in certain rooms. Every room comes with a private bathroom. Average score from 23 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$78

 
$789.0
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Set on a riverbank and surrounded by jungle, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant serving fusion cuisine with Caribbean flavours. All rooms have river views. Average score from 463 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$188

 
$1888.9
Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge

Located between the Caribbean Sea and the canals of Tortuguero National Park, Mawamba Lodge offers spacious rooms and features an outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant. Hikes, tours and a shuttle service to and from San Jose are included. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$279

 
$2798.5
Laguna Lodge

Laguna Lodge

Offering a garden and year-round outdoor pool, Laguna Lodge is set in Tortuguero, 800 metres from the National Park. Free WiFi is available. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$281

 
$2818.3
Evergreen Lodge

Evergreen Lodge

The Ever Green Lodge is located amid Tortuguero National Park, and offers spacious rooms, complimentary meals, free Wi-Fi and massage services. Average score from 51 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$296 - $777

 
$2968.3
Aninga Lodge

Aninga Lodge

Offering a garden, swimming pool and spa, Aninga Lodge is located 3.2 km from Tortuguero National Park. Free WiFi is provided and the property is surrounded by scenic canals, flora and fauna providing amazing views. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$296

$2968.3
Tortuguero Hill House

Tortuguero Hill House

Tortuguero Hill House is a holiday home featuring a garden with a terrace, set in San Francisco, 15 minutes by boat from Tortuguero. Guests benefit from balcony. There is a seating area and a kitchenette. Average score from 92 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$78

$788.1
Manatus Hotel

Manatus Hotel

Offering an outdoor pool, tropical garden and a restaurant, Manatus Hotel is located in Tortuguero. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. There is also a fitness centre. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$356

 
$3568.1
Pachira Lodge

Pachira Lodge

The pretty Pachira Lodge is located 5 minutes’ boat trip from the entrance to the lush Tortuguero National Park. It offers an outdoor pool and sun terraces, as well canopy tours and green turtle spotting. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$296 - $777

 
$2967.8
Cabinas Rana Roja

Cabinas Rana Roja

Featuring an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Cabinas Rana Roja is located in Tortuguero. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. A balcony is featured in all guest rooms. Garden views are available in each room at Cabinas Rana Roja Tortuguero. Average score from 85 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$125

 
$1257.5
Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge

Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge is located in Tortuguero. The property offers free WiFi access. Each simple and functional room will provide you with a balcony. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries. Average score from 89 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$80

 
$807.4

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways
Tortuguaro's rivers, lakes, and estruaries provide very different wildlife viewing. The rivers are home to populations of manatees, as well as caimans, crocodiles, and Tropical Gar.
Tropical Forests
The national park ecosystem has more than 400 species of trees and about 2,200 species of other plants. The wet lowland Atlantic slopes (mostly below 500 metres (1,600 ft)) of northern Costa Rica, particularly along the coast, form into mangrove forests.
Wildlife and Plants
Tortuguaro is most famous for its sea turtles. The forests are home to jaguars, three-toed sloths, and three of Costa Rica's four species of monkey: Geoffroy's Spider Monkey, the Mantled Howler, and the White-headed Capuchin. Basilisk lizards and poisonous frogs also inhabit the area, along with 375 species of birds, including kingfishers, toucans, blue herons, peacocks, and parrots
Other Interests:
Combination
Boat Tours
Natural
Beaches
Hiking and Trekking

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