Manatus Hotel

Location: Caribbean & Lowlands | Costa Rica

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

The welcoming committee may well include sloths, monkeys, and caiman as you arrive at Manatus Hotel by boat. Sitting between two Caribbean Coast canals, within Costa Rica’s pristine Tortuguero National Park, this is the most comfortable base to encounter the region’s famous turtles and other incredible wildlife.
Perfect forThis is definitely one for nature and wildlife lovers. 
In the knowThe waters around Manatus Hotel are fantastic for fishing, but eco-conscious guests will be pleased to hear that there is a ‘catch and release’ policy.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Water activities

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Manatus Hotel sits in the Limon region of Tortuguero National Park. There is no road access, so most people arrive by boat. Alternatively, you can arrive via a small plane. 

Rooms at Manatus Hotel

The 12 spacious rooms all have two comfortable queen-sized beds and private patios, and are perfect for soaking up the various chirrups and chirps, and relaxing after a day of exploring.

Food & Drink

The gourmet restaurant serves delicious Afro-Caribbean fusion cuisine, and you can enjoy cocktails in the bar.


There’s a pool by the waterfront where you can sit and observe the extraordinary birdlife, as well as a gym and a spa where you can unwind with a massage.

Activites at Manatus Hotel

With canals on either side, the best way to explore Tortuguero National Park is by canoe or kayak, but you can also hike deep into the rainforest to explore the 11 ecological habitats - for something a little different, experience the sights and sounds of the forest on a night-time tour.

The real highlight of a stay here though is seeing giant leatherback turtles make their way over the dark sands on the Caribbean coast , as well as hawksbill turtles and tiny loggerhead hatchlings. We’ll let you know the best time of year to see the turtles laying their eggs and hatching, and you can also get involved in the local conservation projects.

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Hotel location

Manatus Hotel can be reached via boat from Limon or a short flight from San Jose airport.

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