Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Location: Caribbean & Lowlands | Costa Rica

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Located on a riverbank and surrounded by 20 hectares of private gardens and jungle, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens is both secluded and intimate while providing the perfect base from which to explore Tortuguero National Park and learn more about its flora and fauna. 
Perfect forWildlife lovers who like their creature comforts.
In the knowFour different species nest in Tortuguero from March to October with hatching taking place from August to November. Watch these beautiful natural experiences with the help of Tortuga Lodge & Gardens.

Recommended for...

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Lodge
  • Family-friendly
  • Walking & Trekking

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Everything about Tortuguero is defined by the rivers: they are its essence, its roads and its soul. First intended to protect the nesting beach of the Atlantic green sea turtle, the national park now covers over 50,000 acres. 

Rooms at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

With large screen windows and your own balcony or terrace, you will always have the jungle and river close to view. The rooms are bright and spacious and combine luxury safari camp with Caribbean influences while hammocks lends themselves perfectly to an afternoon siesta. 

Food & Drink

The riverbank restaurant offers an a la carte menu of a Caribbean and Costa Rican fusion, from ginger-marinated beef tenderloin to fresh ceviche. All to be enjoyed while taking in the vistas and sounds of the river and jungle.


For a lazy day at the lodge there is a riverside pool with lounges well as a gazebo with hammocks, ready for a relaxing snooze in the shade. 

We recommend making most of the private trails and going in search of howler monkeys and toucans. 

Activities at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Head out on a tour to explore the backwater creeks and lagoons with a Tortuguero naturalist guide and see if you can spot caiman, crocodiles, iguanas, sloths and river otters. 

Try your hand at your own wildlife spotting while meandering down river on a kayak, see what you can catch while doing some sport fishing or visit local villages and, when in season, visit local turtle nesting sites.

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Hotel location

Due to its location on the river the lodge can only be accessed by a combination of both ground transportation and boat transfers. It is just across the river from Tortuguero airport and a 10 minute boat ride from the town of Tortuguero,

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