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Rana Roja Lodge, Tortuguero

2.5-star2.5 stars
500 Mts West Tortuguero National Park, Laguna Penitencia, Tortuguero, Limon, 70206, Costa Rica

Riverfront lodge with outdoor pool, near Tortuguero National Park
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
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  • We had no expectations of our accommodations because it is in a jungle national park..…Apr 18, 2019
  • everyone so friendly and helpful, beautiful area and stay was delightfulMar 15, 2019
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Rana Roja Lodge, Tortuguero

from $119
  • Cabin, Balcony, Garden View
  • Classic Room, Balcony, Garden View

What’s around Rana Roja Lodge, Tortuguero


  • On the waterfront
  • Tortuguero National Park - 3 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
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 cabins


  • Check-in time 1 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
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


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

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • No parking


  • Area shuttle within 100 km *

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 9
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Restaurant - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in Latin American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Rana Roja Lodge, Tortuguero’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Rana Roja Lodge Tortuguero
  • Rana Roja Tortuguero
  • Rana Roja
  • Rana Roja Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero
  • Rana Roja Lodge Tortuguero
  • Hotel Rana Roja Lodge


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 per person (one way)

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered 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

Fabulous 8.8 From 30 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
We really enjoyed our stay at Rana Roja Lodge, it has a really lovely situation right on the water front and surrounded by jungle. Our room was clean and comfortable, the only real criticism was a pretty weak shower that only did very hot or very cold. Other then that, the staff were very friendly and helpful and sorted us out with an airport pick up, tours and transfer to our next hotel. The tours in particular were great, we highly recommend the canoe trip and jungle walk with Miguel. There is a really lovely pool area, complete with water slide and the waterside bar is a great place to sit and enjoy a drink. We ate at the restaurant once and took a 5 minute water taxi to the village for the other two nights, which the staff called for us. The food was all buffet style but freshly made and very tasty with particularly good breakfast options. We would definitely recommend Rana Roja Lodge.
Elizabeth, gb3 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
3 couples at the jungle
I cannot compliment enough our hosts. It was an incredible stay. Just exactly what we were looking after. No more, no less. If what you are looking for is to wake up in th middle of the jungle this hotel is right on.
Francisco, mx3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
In the middle of the jungle!
Absolutely beautiful location in the tropical rainforest and right on Tortuguero lagoon. We enjoyed our two night stay very much, as you really feel as if you were in the middle of the jungle. The lodge has everything you need and dinner can be reserved there too if you don't want to take a water taxi into tortuguero village (5-10 minutes). We weren't in one of the cabins but in one of the larger buildings. The room was large and well equipped. What is special is that there are no windows but just mosquito nets, which means that you hear the sounds of the birds, insects and sometimes monkeys very well. For us, that only added to the experience!
gb2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location for Tortuguero adventures.
Great location on the river just outside Tortuguero, just a 3 minute ($2-3) water taxi away from the village. Gerardo is the proprietor of this smaller of two "conjoined" lodges (guests can use the pool at the Evergreen Lodge that surrounds Rana Roja), and he is extremely friendly and willing to help with any questions or required planing...arranging taxis, boats, tours, etc. Nice bar overlooking the river/canal. Breakfast/dining wasn't 5*, but sufficient and plentiful. Overall - not luxury, but clean, convenient and good value.
Mark, ca2 night family trip

Rana Roja Lodge, Tortuguero

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