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Corfu Town, Greece
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Perfect organisation, good food, wonderful tours, outstanding location (one entrance the beach, other entrance the canals), very well maintained gardens. The rooms are basic, loved the feeling of simplicity, not spotless but clean enough, though not privacy at all (you can hear even a move) and not hot water. So dont go there if you dont like the organised places,...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Wonderful manager, wonderful grounds, wonderful location, good food. But room was like a mini dorm with 4 single beds filling the space. A double bed and a chair would have been more comfortable, unless 4 friends were traveling together. So I overall loved it but didn't sleep well.

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Oldham
Reviewed 28 February 2014

The lodge offered more than we expected. Having stayed in riverside lodges in other countries we were expecting basic accommodation. The rooms were just as we expected, basic but clean and comfortable.You can relax outside you room in either a rocking chair or a hammock. However the rest of Mawamba Lodge exceeded our expectations, sitting by the swimming pool you...

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Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2014

The lodge was as expected basic but clean with hot showers, there was electric all of the day. Our room had two single and one double bed the rooms the chalet was cleaned every day, there was an electric fan which help cool you down. The lodge is positioned 100mtrs from the Caribbean sea on one side and the Natural...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I can't recommend this place enough. I had a wonderful time there. It is such a lovely lodge in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The lodge is close to the village, within walking distance. The rooms don't have tv or phone but in that location, this actually fits. It's just another world. The rooms are...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Our guide Steven Weston was absolutely brilliant, so knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. We had a wonderful boat trip with him, a night walk,another boat trip to the village and a very thorough and interesting tour of the lodge grounds. The lodge we stayed in was as expected, pretty basic but very pleasant. Waking up to the bird...

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Brantford, Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed at the Mawamba lodge for 2 nights in February. The shuttle from San Jose was prompt, the staff were friendly, our food was very good and the area and grounds were spectacular. There was a lot of wildlife in the area, both on the hotel grounds and during the boat tours. We opted for the night jungle tour...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2014

This must be one of the best lodges in this area. It is set between the river on one side and the Caribbean on the other. The meals are buffet style with a good choice of well prepared and cooked food. There is a bar which serves a good range of beers, wine and cocktails at very sensible prices. Excellent...

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We were picked up in San Jose and transported to the boats after a wonderful breakfast. We were so lucky to have an amazing guide, Edgar for our time at Mawamba! Mawamba is an idelic lodge surrounded in pure nature and beauty. We enjoyed so much wildlife on our ride to the lodge, tours and our ride out of the...

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We were on a ten day Costa Rican Honeymoon arranged through Avanti Tours, a company recommended by our T.A. Since it was a tour package, we didn't question facilities as all had high Trip Advisor ratings. After arriving in San Jose, we bussed through Guapiles and then up to a point on a rather smallish river where we boarded a...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heartland of the lush rainforest of Tortuguero Canals, Costa Rica, Mawamba Lodge and Tortuguero National Park are worth visiting year round. What makes us different? *Unbeatable location on a strip of land between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Ocean, providing direct access to both * The closest Lodge to Tortuguero town within walking distance (no need to take boats to town) * Free WI FI in selected areas of the hotel * Complimentary safety deposit box in your room * Unlimited free visits to our MAWAMBA PARK: where we offer two butterfly gardens, one iguana and one frog garden. A guided visit is also included in our 3 day / 2 night package * Private nature trais for nature walks * Exciting optional tours including night walks in the forest, kayaking, fishing and the NEW! Katonga floating restaurant for sunset tours or dinners / lunches on board. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mawamba Lodge

Address: Tortuguero Canals, Tortuguero 10980-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: €251 - €423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mawamba Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero Hotel Tortuguero
Mawamba Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero
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“All rooms are cabins and with 2 adjacent hence small shared balcony which has a hammock and chair. All quiet apart from the early am birds.”
judyg72, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Flat property + low buildings = no views. Cabin style and rustic. Our room at back of property provided sound of the Caribbean.”
LesterOR, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We would recommend Lodges adjacent to the Caribbean.”
RedJock, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 13 was great and close to everything”
Misty52, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms furthest from the reception area.”
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