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Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, Tortuguero

3.5-star3.5 stars
Across the riverin front of Tortuguero airstrip, TortugueroLimonCosta Rica

Mountain resort in Tortuguero with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi
Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Great location
Value for money
Value for money could be better
70See all 70 reviews
From 1,207 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, Tortuguero

from $188
  • River View Downstairs Terrace Room
  • River View Upstairs Balcony Room
  • River View Downstairs Junior Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 26 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 7 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Kayaking nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, Tortuguero’s small print

Also known as

  • Lodge Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens Hotel Tortuguero
  • Tortuga Lodge And Gardens
  • Tortuga Gardens
  • Tortuga Gardens Tortuguero
  • Tortuga Lodge
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens Tortuguero
  • Tortuga Hotel Gardens
  • Tortuga Hotel Tortuguero
  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens Costa Rica/Tortuguero


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Transfers via airplane or boat are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, Tortuguero


  • Sea Turtle Conservancy nearby
  • Cuatro Esquinas Island nearby
  • Tortuguero National Park Office nearby
  • Tortuguero National Park in the region
  • Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge in the region
  • Centro America Autonomous University in the region
  • Guapiles Central Park in the region

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 61.2 miles/98.4 km
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 70 reviews

Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, Tortuguero
Very Good8.0
Cool location but very expensive.
Very remote area but they do offer a water taxi during certain times of the day to help you view the area. Overpriced hotel but I can see why in the remote area. Nothing is included in your stay, you pay for everything on top of your nightly charge.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, Tortuguero
Between water and rainforest.
Loved to boat rides to town and the ocean with Jordan....he was so kind, always smiling. Willis was an excellent turtle tour guide, and even found some sloths and a toucan along one of our boat rides with him. Fantastic service from all!
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, Tortuguero
Beautiful, beware extra charges!
Beautiful room, beautiful grounds, fun trails to navigate on the property, delicious food, fun pool, good drinks. Altogether, an almost perfect trip! Note: the only way to access tortuguero town is via another boat. It looks like they can pick you up at La Pavona so you can go straight there and avoid the public boat everyone else uses. Just email them and find out - something we were unaware of. Also, the wins at the front desk attempted to charge us twice for the room. I had already paid through, but I had put there would be 2 guests instead of three. Instead of charging us the $15 extra person fee, she charged me for the room again. We got it sorted, but be careful and study the charges they give you carefully!
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, Tortuguero
Very Good8.0
Probably the best place to stay in Tortuguero
We stayed here for 2 nights in early July and had a wonderful stay. The hotel is well-maintained and perfectly located on the main waterway, across from the airstrip (particularly perfect if you're flying in/out of Tortuguero, which you should). They have excellent nature guides on staff and more than once while we were in the national park, we found other tours following behind us. Also, the billing for the tours is handled at & by the hotel. I would have expected that to be the norm, but when we checked in at the ranger station it became apparent that other hotels required guests to pay at the ranger station individually which appeared to hold things up significantly. Also Tortuga Lodge is the only lodge allowed to offer private night tours to see turtles nesting on the beach which is far superior to the mass waiting in the forest for a ranger signal and then entering the beach in groups of 10 to watch.
Roxanne, us2 night romance trip
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, Tortuguero
3 nights in June
Best pool ever! Food was also deliciously gourmet! Only screens on windows however, so the sounds of the wildlife cannot be shut out!
A Traveler, us3 night romance trip

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