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1 room, 2 adults

La Baula Lodge, Tortuguero

2.5-star2.5 stars
Pococi, Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica

Waterfront lodge with outdoor pool, near Tortuguero National Park
  • Free WiFi
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From 319 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • We, a family of three, had a fantastic time at La Baula Lodge. The rooms are in colorful…Jul 9, 2019
  • Pictures on do not reflect the condition of the hotel. The floors had a lot of…Jul 5, 2019

La Baula Lodge, Tortuguero

from $49
  • Economy Room
  • Family Room
  • Standard Room

What’s around La Baula Lodge, Tortuguero


  • On the waterfront
  • Tortuguero National Park - 1 min walk
  • Tortuguero National Park Office - 1 min walk
  • Sea Turtle Conservancy - 1 min walk
  • Cuatro Esquinas Island - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 163 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 45 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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 stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Year Built - 1980
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • In-room accessibility

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Heliconia - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

La Baula Lodge, Tortuguero’s small print

Also known as

  • Baula Lodge Tortuguero
  • Baula Lodge
  • La Baula
  • La Baula Lodge
  • La Baula Lodge Tortuguero
  • La Baula Tortuguero
  • La Baula Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero
  • Baula Tortuguero


This property does not have elevators.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 48 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 59 reviews

Very Good 8.0
La Baula
Food and atmosphere were very good. The meals we had at the hotel were better than those in Tortuguero Village. The bartender made our visit amazing. He was so attentive even at meals, he handled several roles very well. Our guide on canoe tour into the canals also worked for the hotel, he had us out for 4 hours when our tour was only two. The rooms could use some updating. The wood floors had many holes and weak spots. All sorts of insects came in once we turned on our lights at night. Overall, was a great stay.
Rebecca, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location,,, Sloth and monkey on the premise but shower is not warm.. workers were wonderful.. ants in the bed not so fun... .
Kim, usRomance trip
Good 6.0
Great services. Poor room.
Great services. Room is like camping cabin. There is no activities there unless you take a water taxi to across the island.
May, us2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Cabin-like feel
Tortugero is magical! The canal tour was so amazing we did it two days in a row! I’d recommend Adrian as a guide- he was super knowledgeable. The staff at La Baula was happy to help make arrangements for tours, taxis, etc. The room was totally adequate- more like a summer cabin, with no glass in the windows. I found it charming and even did a little audio recording at 6am of the crazy amount of noise from the rain and the birds. The ceiling fan was totally adequate and we were maybe even a little too cool at night. They serve 3 meals, sometimes buffet style if there is a large group, table service with just a couple of options if the place is quiet. The food was okay- about average. Staying at La Baula means that you have to take a water taxi into town if you want food outside of La Baula’s serving times. All in all we liked it and would stay there again!
Jennifer, us3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Wonderful service, basic jungle style room.
The staff is very helpful and organized. The grounds are beautiful. The food is tasty and fair priced. The rooms are very basic. Typical of rooms in remote areas. Thin mattress and not a lot of space for a family of 4 to move around or even put our bags. But the lines were soft and clean. There is no a/c and very little ventilation. The room is unbearably hot at mid day, but the pool is a nice place to cool down. Wifi at the reception and cold filtered water and coffee are always available at the restaurant for free.
Megan, usFamily trip

La Baula Lodge, Tortuguero

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