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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Getting to the hotel is most of the experience. Spotted lots of kayman crocs and other animals. The staff in the hotel is great, fun and friendly. We even spotted a few wild dolphins early in the morning after being woken by howler monkeys. If you are looking for luxury, you shouldn't go here. But overall it was perfect for...

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Cuckfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was a delightful place to stay. The fact that it was only accessible by riverboat was a pleasure and being woken by the the early-morning call of a howler monkey was a great experience! The staff were very pleasant and helpful, especially when I had to ask them to provide me with a (fresh fruit) breakfast and cup of...

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Queens NY
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The boat that led us to the lodge was so refreshing compare to the traffic in San Jose. We saw a cayman or a croc along the way and stopped for pictures. Arrived early so the room wasn't available however tropical drinks were given. Not a five star room, but it was clean with your own veranda. The best part...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Set between the river and the lagoon gives plenty of scope for wildlife. As soon as we arrived there was a baby howler mokey by the bar and, on the morning that we were leaving, there was a three-toed sloth having breakfast low in the tree behind our room. The howler monkeys are remarkably quiet here. Lots of birdlifearound the...

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Lovely little lodge, not fancy but with everything you need. Excellent location out of the bustle of Tortuguero but right on the lagoon for esy access to boat rides and kayaks. Nice pool and gardens (sloths in the garden!!!) Food all inclusive but very nice and plentiful

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The manager Jose when we arrived was really helpful. he arranged a boat trip for the following morning no problem. He Also said we could use a couple of the lodges kayaks for free. The next day another manager was on duty his English was poor and he looked at me as if I was insane when I asked about...

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Ninilchik, Alaska
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I thought for the price, this place was perfect. They picked us up at the airport as arranged and provided breakfast once we arrived. They were very good about setting us up for boat tour of the park. The pool was good as well as the food. The rooms are basic with no A/C but it is remote Costa Rica...

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Thank Terry R
Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The place is nice (not fancy at all) and food is wonderful. What we liked the most was the people. The manager Manrique was always ready to help, the ladies in the restaurant were also super friendly and make great food and don't forget the bug spray!!! ;)

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed here for 2 days and one night. It was cherry on cake for us in Costa Rica trip. If we had extra time then I am sure we would have stayed there for 2-3 more days. It is absolutely serene place. At the edge of lake, inside jungle, very nice view of town. In the evening just sit...

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Patong
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The best part of this trip by far is the thirty minute boat ride to the hotel. A trip down a series of swollen muddy rivers with dense pristine jungle on both banks. The village Tortugera is a small rather deptressing place, Little more than a a row of run down shacks between the river and the beach. The hotel...

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BAULA LODGE TORTUGUERO Tortuguero National Park, is located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, Province of Limon. This was established on November 13, 1975 and has an area of 18,946 hectares in the terrestrial and 52,265 hectares in the marina. This park comes to constitute the most important site in the Western Caribbean side for the green turtle nesting, and other species such as leatherback and Carey. Lagoons and waterways make up the National Park and are the habitat of species such as crocodiles, alligators, manatees, turtles, crabs and the millennial fish Gaspar and others. This national park was created to protect a wide variety of flora and fauna found in the area and is part of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention. Strategically located opposite the Tortuguero Lagoon and only 5 minutes by boat from Tortuguero National Park is La Baula Lodge, a rustic hotel, very comfortable that re-opened in June 2008 with a clear vision of providing its customers personalized service, quality and comfort in the midst of a natural sanctuary. La Baula Lodge has focused on the respect, protection and conservation of the environment and the flora and fauna of the area. The Lodge in general has a real Caribbean style, painted in vivid colors that identify with the culture of the area, beautiful exotic gardens, restaurant, pool and large bar, laundry service, experienced guides and quality service is what we offer, plus of course 45 standard rooms with ceiling fan and private bathroom with hot water. The hotel is located on a beautiful 2 acre property in the middle of flora and fauna that identify the Tortuguero National Park, where the exotic sounds will make your experience unforgettable, here you will have the first opportunity for a destination of immense natural wealth, the hotel is strategically located facing the lagoon and close to Tortuguero Town. Our Bar and Restaurant offers national and international meals and drinks, and of course Caribbean and is completely open, giving expansive views of the tropical gardens and the Laguna Tortuguero. Come on and enjoy a true natural adventure! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Baula Lodge

Address: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 70210, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: €59 - €73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Baula Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“your in the rainforest so a lot of howling (monkies of course)”
ernestoqueensny, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Low numbered rooms are by the cess pit, high numbered rooms rarely get hot water.”
FriskyG, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay there 2-3 days to enjoy serenity”
vijayswami1, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room in another part of the country.”
BahtSimpson, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“some noisy kids in the pool but otherwise beautiful sounds of birds and animals. good food. Deck for the lagoon.”
jayania, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
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