Costa Rica Accommodation,

Tortuga Lodge


Perhaps the best lodge in the area, Tortuga has 29 spacious, comfortable riverfront rooms set in 20 hectares of landscaped grounds and forest. Delightfully remote, the colourful wooden cabins allow guests to feel truly immersed in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Sixteen new suites and an impressive villa have been added to the accommodation options, allowing for a wider choice of standard. All rooms have stunning river views and modern facilities, offering a comfortable base from which to enjoy the nature of the region. The lodge’s open-air restaurant – the Green Turtle – offers a variety of Costa Rican Carribean dishes as well as fusion options, and complementary tea and coffee all day.

Tortuguero National Park, a vast alluvial plain, is heavily forested and contains an abundance and variety of wildlife, especially as regards monkeys, frogs and the 309 bird species recorded. It is also an important nesting site for turtles, and guests may have the chance to see the tail-end of the nesting season or the young hatching early in the morning. As well as guided activities further into the park, there are trails from the lodge on which can be seen poison arrow frogs and other wildlife.

Tortuguero (“place of turtles”) is most famous for the thousands of sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs on the beach and bury them in a ritual millions of years old. Nighttime excursions to watch nesting turtles is the area’s most popular adventure, along with boat tours of the huge network of canals.


All rooms have private terraces, river view, ensuite bathrooms, and wifi. There is a bar, restaurant, and swimming pool all on the river bank.

Local Wildlife

One may see three-toed sloths, black howler monkeys, iguanas, and many species of birds of which there are over 300 in the park.

Optional Activities

Trail walking, Atlantic coast fishing, visits to Tortugeuro village, cacao experience, turtle hatching, kayaking, boat cruises and destination hikes.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Costa Rica tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

This is the second trip with reef and Rainforest and it certainly met all of our expectations. (Your representatives) were excellent as were all the lodges generally. There was a good balance of organised tours and time to ourselves – this was just what we wanted. Your choice of locations in Costa Rica was again excellent sharing your local knowledge and expertise and assessing what we wanted. Thank you very much for your help and organisation. We look forward to using you again and will happily recommend you.

Mr D M - Gwynedd