Hotels & Lodges North Atlantic
/ Tortuguero & Barra del Colorado
of the country’s main attractions is the 47,000
acres Tortuguero National Park with its innumerous
lagoons and canals. It protects a terrestrial area of
18956 hectares and 52265 hectares of marine habitat.
Tortuguero (derived from the Spanish word tortuga =
turtle) is a one of the most important nesting sites
for the Green Sea Turtle, the Leatherback and the Hawksbill
Turtle in the whole Caribbean These are best observed
between July and September at night.
North of the national park, the village of Tortuguero is located
on a narrow land strip. To the west side of the village lays
the tranquil Tortuguero lagoon; to the east the Atlantic Ocean
with strong surf and sharks, so swimming is not recommended
here. In the small canals where the bordering vegetation forms
amazing tunnels, nature presents itself from the most beautiful
tropical side: Caimans, crocodiles, sweet water turtles, poison-arrow
frogs, Basilisk lizards, oropendolas, toucans, Anhingas, Amazon
kingfishers, bats, howler monkeys and manatees are just a
few examples of Tortuguero’s abundant fauna.
Tortuguero Village and National
Park are accessible by boat only, so individual traveling
in this area might become difficult. Most of the lodges are
offering complete packages including transportation, meals
and a tour program from/to San José. For those traveling
on a limited time budget, a domestic flight to the Tortuguero
airstrip could be taken into consideration.
Lodge *** (Tortuguero)
The lodge is a 15-acre beach front property located on the right side of Tortuguero, offering nice views of the Tortuguero Lagoon and the canals. This naturally inspired lodge provides direct access to the beach and the canals. The beautiful gardens (frog garden, frog farm, butterfly garden, iguana farm, one aquarium) and rustic accommodations, blend with the exuberant jungle vegetation, exotic birds and wildlife are creating the perfect balance in the nature. Facilities: Modern boats with four stroke engines, two docks on the canals, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, souvenir shop, meeting room, gardens, frog farm, iguana farm, aquarium, two butterfly garden, “Katonga” floating restaurant or conference room, cemented trails to the nature, optional tours and activities, internet, sand volleyball court, direct beach access (no swimming due to currents). Rooms: The rooms are located in front of the Tortuguero Lagoon before the entrance to Mawamba Park. Standard Rooms: Each room offers a double bed plus a single bed or three individual beds, ceiling fan in the room, safety box and private bathroom with hot water. The rooms come with wooden table, chairs and are decorated in a rustic Caribbean style. 28 of those offer a king size bed, 24 a queen- and a single bed as well as 8 further ones 2 queen size beds. These 8 rooms are also offered for families. Superior Rooms: These rooms are made of wood and cement. They offer a king-size bed, private bathroom with hot water, wooden chairs and table and are decorated in a rustic Caribbean style.
Lodge Tortuguero *** (Tortuguero)
Laguna Lodge Tortuguero is located on a narrow strip of land between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero lagoon. It offers direct access to the beach. The lodge’s spacious gardens enjoy the Caribbean Sea on one side and Tortuguero Lagoon on the other. The lodge has fifteen acres full of trees and exotic plants, the gardens also shelter a great number of birds and butterflies. Facilities: Swimming pool with hydro massage waterfall, pool bar, ample restaurant and a large bar over the lagoon huts with hammocks; open-air butterfly garden & a Gaudí style building with reception, small conference room & souvenir shop, fishing trips, turtle nesting night walks (from mid July to September approximately). Also recommended kayak tours on the channels! Rooms: All rooms feature a private bathroom, hot water, ceiling fan, reading lamps, wooden benches outside of the room. Standard Rooms: Those rooms are divided in blocks of 4-6 rooms each with hallways. There are 2 rooms for handicapped guests available.
Beach Lodge ** (Tortuguero)
Turtle Beach Lodge, 5 miles north of the town of Tortuguero, is a secluded resort spanning 175 acres with jungle trails, a meandering private canal, and a half mile of beach adjoining still more isolated beaches. Facilities: Open air restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, internet café, a turtle shaped swimming pool, thatched hammock hut, beach access, usage of kayaks included, wheelchair accessible pier. Rooms: The lodge disposes of standard rooms surrounded by beautiful nature. Standard Rooms: These rooms feature comfortable beds, ceiling fans, cool tiled floors, private baths with hot showers and wide, screened windows that let in gentle ocean breezes and melodic sounds from the jungle as you fall asleep. Standard rooms are available with one double bed, two twins, or one double and one twin. Larger rooms are available for families and groups.
Lodge *** (Tortuguero)
The lodge is strategically located only 5 minutes away from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main "canal" facing the town of Tortuguero. Surrounded by a network of very scenic canals, this is considered one of the most exotic regions of the world, characterized by its rich in flora and fauna. Facilities: Restaurant, bar, bilingual tour guides, swimming pool Rooms: The lodge offers 88 comfortable rooms equipped with hot water, ceiling fans, 2 double beds, private bathrooms and bamboo furniture.
Lodge *** (Tortuguero)
Aninga Lodge is a strategically located lodge at only 5 minutes from the Tortuguero National Park and right across the main canal leading to the town of Tortuguero. The lodge offers a total of 32 rooms and stays. Bilingual guides are available for tours to discover the rich flora and fauna of the exotic region. Optional tours include, sea turtle nestling, morning tours, canopy and canal tours. From July to September the arrival of the Green Sea Turtle may be experienced. Facilities: Restaurant with buffet-style meals, swimming pool, bar and spa with numerous available treatments, including massages. Rooms: The 32 rooms are comfortably equipped with one double bed and one single bed per room, private bathrooms, hot water and ceiling fans.
Lodge *** (Tortuguero)
Evergreen is located in the northeastern corner of Tortuguero, 5 minutes by boat from the main entrance of the Tortuguero National Park. Evergreen Lodge is the ideal location from which to explore this unique and magical area surrounded by towering trees and exuberant vegetation. Facilities: The property has an excellent restaurant and bar services and offer bilingual guided tours in the area. There is also a beautiful turtle shaped swimming pool. The beautiful main dining room with soaring ceilings provides first class meals in an atmosphere that reflects and compliments the jungle paradise surrounding it. Rooms: This lovely lodge has 55 rooms, all are spacious with comfortable beds, small terrace, private bathrooms, hot water and ceiling fans.
Hotel Manatus **** (Tortuguero)
Hotel Manatus is an exclusive boutique hotel located in Tortuguero and designed to connect guests with the surrounding environment of a wildlife sanctuary and the water canals, while ensuring comfort and convenience. A main concern of the hotel is nature conservation and the preservation of threatened species such as the manatee. Facilities: Art gallery - an exclusive art collection from the National Artist Marcela Crespo Gallegos which is available for sale, Spa services including massages, manicure and pedicure, facials and hair treatment, gym, private forest reserve, covered walkways, satellite internet access, tour desk, a la carte restaurant, swimming pool, . Rooms: All rooms are equipped with luxury finishes featuring air conditioning, cable TV, mini bar, 2 queen-size beds and a private patio, sitting area and outside shower.
CORDILLERA DE TALAMANCA / LA
Talamanca is part of the biosphere La Amistad Caribe
and difficult to access. A good starting point to enter
the rainforests of the Talamanca is the Selva Bananito
Bananito Lodge ***
Selva Bananito Lodge is a secluded rainforest lodge situated 20 km south and 15 km inland of Puerto Limón on the Atlantic side of Costa Rica. Manú, the farm on which the lodge is built, partly borders La Amistad National Park. About two thirds (approx. 2,000 acres) are primary highland rainforest, protected as a private reserve. Selva Bananito Lodge is the only ecology and reserve hotel in Costa Rica that has been built with "recycled" waste wood from logging activity that took place several decades ago. It also has received the award of one of the top 10 eco lodges in the world. Facilities: Restaurant, bar, parking, tour desk, rancho (main building with viewpoint), hammocks Rooms: The lodge’s cabins have been carefully designed to their surrounding landscape and are situated on a little hill with a magnificent view of Cerro Mochila on one side and the Rio Bananito on the other. They are built in traditional Caribbean style on stilts and all feature solar-heated hot water and gas lamps are provided for reading. Standard Rooms: 1 queen-size and 1 single bed Superior Rooms: 2 queen-size beds, more spacious
Hotels South Atlantic / Cahuita, Puerto Viejo de Limón,
Cahuita National Park is located just south
of the town of Cahuita, about 43 kilometers south
of Limón, on the Caribbean coastline in one
of the most beautiful and scenic regions in Costa
Rica. Its main attractions are the white sand beaches
fringed with endless coconut trees, a calm sea of
transparent waters and the coral reefs just offshore.
Other habitats of the park are secondary rain forest
and littoral woodlands, home of the three-toed sloth,
numerous leaf frogs and monkeys. A shipwreck located
at the mouth of the Perezoso River was used to transport
slaves in the 18th century.
The main entrance to the park is at Puerto Vargas,
located about 6 km south from Cahuita at the main
road to Puerto Viejo.
Puerto Viejo de Limón: In recent
years, this small village has developed rapidly
and become a point of tourist attraction with the
corresponding infrastructure. The roads have been
paved; a variety of small hotels, bed & breakfasts
and restaurants is now available in the immediate
surroundings of the village's center. More expensive
accommodation close to the most beautiful beaches
of the area can be found further south along the
road to Gandoca Manzanillo. Here you will also find
all kinds of restaurants in different price ranges.
Suizo Loco Lodge *** (Cahuita)
This lodge is located near the village of Cahuita on the Caribbean coast providing a luxury and relaxing atmosphere. Part of this oasis are numerious tropical flowers, bushes and trees. The village center is just 3km away and the lonely beach ‘Playa Grande’ can be reached in just 10 minutes by foot, also the Playa Negra is about a 20 minute foot walk away. Daily rich breakfast in three variations are offered to the guests. From 1.30-8pm a lunch menue is at the guest’s disposal. Optionally, there is a 3-course menu available with prior reservation. Facilities: Restaurant, a cozy bar with exotic drinks, large pool and pool-bar with whirlpool, a private parking lot, wifi-internet as well as laundry service and assistance for local excursions. Rooms: The 11 rooms are light, comfortable and furnished in a pleasant style with its own private sitting space in the garden area. Furthermore, the water is solar-heated and all rooms provide a minibar, safe, ceiling fan, coffee maker, hair dryer, emergency light, candles and mosquito nets. There is a child-bed available upon request. Standard: one queen-bed or also in combination with a single bed. Junior Suite: 1 king-bed and an open air Jacuzzi Familiy-Bungalow: two separate rooms, 1 king-bed, two queen-beds and a bunk-bed, large bathroom, cable TV, wheelchair accessible.
Ciudad Perdida Eco-Lodge **(*) (Cahuita)
Ciudad Perdida Lodge is located on the border of the Cahuita National Park and is a hotel that puts efforts in trying to rescue the Victorian Caribbean type of architecture - a style of architecture that is traditional in the Caribbean area. The hotel is located in a biological corridor and for that reason guests can observer animals during the entire year, especially monkeys, but also toucans and parrots. The gardens have been planted with flowers that attract birds and butterflies. Facilities: Restaurant (breakfast only) with access for guests with restricted mobility, laundry service, connections and pick-up from buses. Tour organization. Rooms: The hotel offers standard rooms and independent houses. Each unit offers air conditioning and a security safe as well as a small terrace with a hammock. Standard Room: The rooms are located in units with 1 or 2 bedrooms each. Equipped with 2 double beds or 1 double bed and 2 single beds, private bathroom, ceiling fan and air conditioning, fridge, TV, coffee maker, table, chairs, parking. There is also a terrace and hammocks. 1-bedroom House: Equipped with 2 double beds or 1 double bedand 1 single bed (high bed that folds out into 2 single beds), kitchen, fridge with mini bar, coffee maker, TV, hammocks, sofa, wicker living room set, chairs, terrace, parking and garden area. One of the houses offer a Jacuzzi in the garden. 2-bedroom House: Equipped with 2 bedrooms with 1 double bed and 1 single bed. Same facilities as the 1-bedroom house.
Atlantida Lodge ** (Cahuita)
Atlantida Lodge is located on the Caribbean coast, just about a 10 min walk from the town of Cahuita. Cahuita is a small village featuring white and black sandy beaches lined with coconut palms and a national park. The town itself is small, yet offers a variety of restaurants, bars and is renowned for its breathtaking national park. Facilities: Tropical gardens, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, meeting room (up to 40 persons), boutique, restaurant bar, parking lot, table games, laundry, pool towels, night guard, tour desk. Rooms: The rooms have single or queen size beds, private or commun terraces and ceiling fans. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot water shower and also a private terrace. Standard Rooms: 2 single beds or 1 king-size and 1 single bed Deluxe Rooms: 1 king-size and 2 single beds or 2 double beds
Puerto Viejo de Limón & South
Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel **** (Playa Cocles)
The Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel is located south of in Puerto Viejo de Limón close to Punta Cocles, on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. In this region you can do a lot of activities like snorkeling and diving, surfing, mountain biking, kayaking and many more. Cocles Beach is just a 100m from the hotel.
Facilities: Restaurant with international cuisine, bar, swimming pool, souvenir shop, beach lounge area with sun-chairs and snack bar, tour desk and parking space. Rooms: Beautiful decoration and an elegante ambiance are melting together with fascinating light. All rooms are featured with A/C, cable TV, safe, wifi, minibar, telephone, hair dryer, Wi-Fi and iPod station Superior Rooms: 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with shower, private terrace Deluxe Rooms: 2 double beds, bathroom with shower, private terrace Junior Suite: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, private terrace Suite Le Cameleon: 1 room with king-size bed, bathroom with shower, living area, sofa, private balcony
Namuwoki Lodge & Resort ***
Namuwoki comes from Indian language and means “House of the Jaguar“. The lodge is located between beaches and jungle, 5 km south of Puerto Viejo de Limón and 5 km north of Manzanillo. The nearest rocky beach is Playa Chiquita or the wide sandy bay of Playa Cocles at 1km north. Facilities: Restaurant, Pool, Relax Rancho, sundeck, parking place, coffee free of charge 24 hours Rooms: Constructed and designed in a modern and cozy colonial-style with a sheltered terrace and hammocks. The Deluxe Bungalows feature a private bathroom with hotwater, hair-dryer, fridge and ceiling fan. The bedding in each bungalow is somehow different and adapts to couples, families, groups of friends as some do also provide separate bedrooms.
Bungalows *** (Playa Cocles)
The hotel is located at Cocles Beach, about 1.5 km south of Puerto Viejo de Limón. Facilities: In the rancho- “clubhouse“, there are located the reception and breakfast area and the tour desk. As well the hotel provides a swimming pool with restaurant and open air bar, private parking place and laundry service. Rooms: Azania Bungalows offer 10 spacious and tastefully decorated wooden bungalows in Caribbean style, surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. Each one comfortably lodges up to four people, with 1 queen-size bed and 2 twin beds, one of them placed in the mezzanine to provide privacy. All bungalows are decorated with bamboo lamps and furniture, while ceiling fans, large windows with mosquito nets and high peaked roofs allow a refreshing natural air circulation.
Shawandha *** (Playa Chiquita)
Near Punta Uva, about 6 km south from Puerto Viejo de Limón, this lodge is built like a small village in harmony with the nature up the hills. The hotel is only 200 meters from the beach Playa Chiquita. Facilities: Rancho restaurant Rooms: 13 with palm leaves covered roofs, wooden bungalows in neo-primitive style, spread on a property form 2 hectares between big trees (Ceiba, more than 50 m) and tropical flowers. Every bungalow (40 m2) is designed in a unique way with original furniture and has a terrace with hammock and seats. Each bungalow can accommodate 2 guests, one extra bed is possible upon request. The bathroom is designed with colorful mosaic. A French restaurant is available for the guests. French management.
Villas Lomas del Caribe **** (Playa Chiquita)
A wonderful hideaway for couples and families in the southern Caribbean, just 900m from Playa Cocles and 4km south of Puerto Viejo de Limón. A rental car could be of advantage to explore the area or as an alternative; you could also rent a bike.
Luxury accommodation with a lot of privacy and your own little pool right near the living room terrace with beach chairs invite to relax after a beautiful roundtrip. A totally equipped kitchen is at each guest’s disposal where your own breakfast and food may be prepared as you desire. Special conditions are offered by staying at least 3 nights. Rooms: 6 totally equipped villas with 2 bedrooms each, A/C, living room area, equipped kitchen with fridge. Each villa hosts a maximum of 4 guests. Facilities: private pool, terrace, parking space, reception. Room categories: 6 private 2-bedroom villas.
Cariblue *** (Playa Cocles)
The nice boutique hotel Cariblue is located on Cocles Bay, about 1 mile south of the village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and approx. 500 feet (150 meters) from the beach. This beach is known as one of the best surfing beaches in the area. It has a good wave and no reef, unlike e.g. the famous Salsa Brava beach in Puerto Viejo, which has very dangerous reefs. The area is lush and green and features typical tropical fauna and flora. Facilities: Restaurant, swimming pool, children’s pool, souvenir shop, pool bar, guarded parking lot, complimentary coffee all day, safety deposit box, Jacuzzi, wet bar, TV/DVD/videos, books in the lounge area, pool and ping pong tables, laundry service. Rooms: All rooms are spacious and tastefully equipped, nestled in a large, tropical garden, surrounded by wild tropical jungle. All rooms are equipped with private bathrooms, ceiling fans, air conditioning, hairdryer and wireless internet. Standard Beach: 1 king-size or 1 queen-size bed, all equipped with a balcony. Located in the tropical garden and close to the beach. Standard Jungle: The same distribution as the Standard Beach but a bit further from the beach, located amidst the tropical garden. Superior: Close to the beach, equipped with 1 king-size bed for 2 persons. They offer a view of the garden, equipped with balcony and TV. Ocean Beach Front: Located in front of the ocean. Own pool area with balcony or terrace, king size bed, TV, wifi, A/C, safe, telephone, refrigerator, private bathroom with hot water and hair dryer. Deluxe: 1 king-size bed, located in two stone modules within the tropical garden. Hammock, balcony and TV. Bungalow: Equipped with 2 double beds and 1 sofa or 1 king-size bed. Located in the more private area of the hotel, surrounded by trees and equipped with a terrace, hammock, chairs and a TV. Jungle Family House: Wooden house (80 m2) with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an equipped kitchen. It accommodates up to 7 people in comfort and style. One room offers 2 double beds, the other features 1 room with 1 king-size and 1 single bed. Moreover, it has air condition, TV and a safety deposit box. Beach Front Apartment: Located on a second floor with 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Ocean and garden views, ideal for families. Junior Suite: 2 queen-size beds, 90m2 living area. Terrace with hammocks and chairs, TV, balcony and fridge.
La Costa de Papito ***
This hotel is located directly in front of the Caribbean beach of Cocles, about 1.5 kilometers away from Puerto Viejo. The local beach has been rewarded with a blue flag for its sustainable efforts. Facilities: Restaurant, tours, bicycle rent, massages, surf classes, free Wifi Internet, sun chairs. Rooms: All 13 bungalows are decorated individually and offer hot water, ceiling fans, big windows with garden view.
Different bedding is possible depending on the bungalows:
1 queen bed + 1 double bed
1 queen bed + 2 single beds
1 queen bed + 4 single beds
1 queen bed + 1 double bed and 2 single beds Budget Cabin: 1 double and 2 single beds
Coco Loco Lodge ***
This lodge is located within tropical vegetation, just 250 meters away from the beach. Puerto Viejo is max. 5 minutes away (walking distance). Facilities: Private parking space, night security, cold drinks, books, plays and free Wi-Fi. Big breakfast buffet upon request. Also barbecue nights are organized upon prior reservation. Rooms: The rooms/houses are built in the Caribbean style and adopted to the eco tourism of Costa Rica. The bungalows (cabinas) are located in the tropical garden of the lodge. All bungalows are featured with private bathroom with hot water, terrace with hammock, mosquito net, ceiling fan, safe, hairdryer, refrigerator, cable TV, coffee maker. Medium Bungalows: Two bungalows with 1 double bed for 2 persons, two bungalows with 1 double bed and 1 single bed for 3 persons 1 Large Bungalow: 1 double bed and 2 single beds sleeping 4 persons 1 Large Bungalow with kitchen: 1 queen-size bed and 1 double bed sleeping 4 persons, with kitchen area 3 Rooms with fridge: 1 double bed sleeping 1-2 persons, equipped with a fridge (3 rooms in total located in the reception area. Just 2 of them provide A/C. Another room (2. Floor of the reception building) offers 1 double bed and 1 king-size bed sleeping a total of 4 persons.
Gandoca Manzanillo: This important refuge
protects the wildlife of the region, especially species
in danger of extinction or having reduced populations.
It also safeguards the only naturally occurring mangrove
oyster beds to inhabit the reefs along the coastline.
The remaining primary forest in this region is unique
throughout the Atlantic coastal lowlands because of
the relatively small surface area available to support
the area's abundant wildlife. This area contains a
wide range of lowland habitats with patches of primary
forest and numerous rare and unique plants. The refuge
also protects major freshwater and marine habitats,
including one of the least spoiled coral reefs on
the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica. This part of the
Atlantic coast is classified as a tropical rain forest.
y Corales Tent Camp *** (Gandoca Manzanillo)
This unique tent-camp style lodge sits amidst the dense and lush vegetation of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge; therefore the grounds are pleasant and shady even in the middle of the day. Facilities: Passages on stilts connect the tent suite units to the office, restaurant and nearby white sand beach. Individual kayak usage included. Each tent sits atop a wooden platform, protected by a roof and draped with mosquito netting, appointed with electricity, night lamps, fans, beds, hammocks, a sofa, large mirror, a private indoor Jacuzzi and a bathroom Solar lamps light the walkway at night. Rooms: very comfortable and spacious. An exciting jungle adventure with all comfort pampering your senses. The honeymoon beds, sheltered with mosquito nets and the 2 people private Jacuzzi make everyone feel at ease while listening to the sounds of the jungle when going to bed or just resting in the indoor hammock reading a book.
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