Tortuguero is a village sided place in Costa Rica. Boat or plane are the mostly used way to reach there. If you start from Limón or Cariari then the closest routes are Moín and La Pavona respectively and to start from Caño Blanco you need to go through Siquirres.
Tortugero is often called the Venice and the Amazon of Costa Rica because of its navigable canals. Situating in the north-east area of the Limon province, Tortuguero is one of the main treasures of Costa Rica . The village of the town is situated on a sand bar island very near to the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero River. Four different species of sea turtle nest on the beaches of the town every yearl. Therefore the place is named Tortuguero, meaning “place of the turtles”.
Cabinas Miss Miriam 2:
Cabinas Miss Miriam 2 is located on a very beautiful beach and close to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, a small museum and conservation center working to save the endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica since 1959. Caribbean Conservation Corporation and Canadian Organization for Tropical Education & Rainforest Conservation are easily visit-able from the hostel. Cuatro Esquinas Island and Tortuguero National Park Office are also a few minute walk from Cabinas Miss Miriam 2. This is a relaxing and peaceful hotel run by a humble family. Perfect for the people who are in Tortuguero for watching animals. The hotel provides cozy rooms along with balcony and hammock area where one can enjoy the sound of the waves of the Atlantic.
Ilan-Ilan Trails & Lodge
Ilan-Ilan Trails & Lodge of Tortuguero is just 3 minutes walk away distant from the beach and is 5 km from the Tortuguero village. Tortugero Airport is reachable only in 10 minutes drive. This is a tropical-style hotel with an area of 8 hectares. The hotel “Ilan-Ilan” is named after a tree which is very rare in Tortuguero. It has on-site hiking trails,a great rain forest and a Natural Reserve where monkeys, smoky frogs (“frogs with blue jeans”), slots, many birds species are available. The Rooms in the hotel are very spacious that comes with a wardrobe, a fan and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Breakfast is free for the customers.They provide semi-private terraces facing the gardens. One can enjoy free Wi-Fi in common areas.The on-site restaurant serves local cuisine during breakfast,lunch and dinner. Most popular facilities of the hotel are a bar along with the restaurant, outdoor pool and free parking.
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens is located in an island surrounded by a canal and is not very far from Tortuguero National Park. Mostly used vehicles to reach there are boat and bus as there is no road and it is not possible to reach the hotel by driving. The lodge provides a small airstrip across the canal. This is a home-style hotel with heavy Caribbean influence. This is an area of 20 hectares of private jungle trails,a delicious Caribbean restaurant and a pool surrounded by hammocks. The rooms of the hotel are wide decorated with dainty lamps and vintage photographs. Large windows give you proper view of the outside canal.Private bathrooms are included with the rooms.The onsite river facing restaurant gives you Caribbean and Costa Rican dishes in a relaxed way. Their ginger-marinated beef tenderloin is famous all over the Tortuguero. For children, they have kids special menu.
Call: Lodge : 011 (+506) 2709-8136
Office: 011 (+506) 2257-0766
Fax: 011 (+506) 2257-1665
Manatus Hotel is one of the Eco-friendly hotels in Tortuguero. It is located just after the airport of the town and very near to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, Tortuguero National Park Office and Cuatro Esquinas Island. The hotel has a Riverfront restaurant that serves delicious cuisines. An outdoor pool is attached with the fitness center. Wi Fi service is free in common areas. The art gallery of the hotel is the main attraction for its guests. A lounge, a bar,ticket assistance and spa services are added as additional features. There are total 12 rooms with air conditioner in Manatus Hotel. The rooms give u a sense of peace and calmness. Rooms are placed in a way that you can easily get connected with the wildlife sanctuary and the water canals. All the rooms are decorated with comfortable Egyptian cotton sheets and TVs with satellite channels. You get private bathrooms in each room with free toiletries.
Call: (506) 2709-8197
Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge
Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge is surrounded by Tortuguero National Park. Situating near the airport it is very close to Cuatro Esquinas Island and Sea Turtle Conservancy. The hotel has an outdoor pool and restaurant. They have free WiFi service for the guests.Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge has 20 rooms in total. All the rooms are spacious with simple decoration. In rooms you get private bathroom with free toiletries, a balcony,mountain and river views,bed linen and a fan. Rooms are surrounded by trees with many bird nests, making it an ideal place to rest and bird watch. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk,a bar, a tour desk,a garden and a laundry service. Coffee and tea are always available in the public areas. In the garden you can practice fishing, hiking and snorkeling.
Call: +506 2767 0486
La Baula Lodge
La Baula Lodge is a rural hotel in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. The hotel started its journey in the early 80’s. It takes only 3 minute to reach there by boat both from Tortuguero town centre and Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero Local Airport is 5 minute away from the hotel area. Gardens filled with wildlife is everywhere around the lodge. This hotel has 45 rooms. All the rooms are well furnished with decorative wooden floor. Private bathroom and balcony are attached with each room. You can enjoy watching howler monkeys, spider monkeys, sloth and birds as the toucans and a wide variety of flowers and plants from the balcony of your room. The lodge has pool, kids pool and an on-site restaurant. Caribbean-style food and regional dishes are served in the restaurant. The restaurant arranges live music at dinner time. Free WiFi service is available both in rooms and common areas. La Baula Lodge offers boat journeys to the rain forest and river system. As additional feature they have wake-up service.
Hotel Tortuguero Natural
Hotel Tortuguero Natural is a small hotel located near the beach in Tortuguero run by a young couple. The hotel is just 2 minutes walk away from the beach and 400 m from Tortuguero National Park. Cuatro Esquinas Island is also very close from the hotel. The hotel is in the perfect location for the people who are there for watching turtles. This is a place of rest filled with peace and tranquility. There are total 8 rooms in this lodge. All are spacious and exquisitely decorated.Private bathrooms and furnished balconies are attached with every room. In the balconies you will have traditional hammocks,giving a sense of typical and cool Caribbean environment. All the rooms provide 24 hours free internet service. The comfortable upper floor terrace is open for the guests to read or play games. Free tea and coffee are available at all the times. Their restaurant serves delicious cuisines. As additional feature they have a meeting room, and dry cleaning service. A 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are onsite.
Call: (506) 85089524
Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero
Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero is located by the ocean. The property is very close from Sea Turtle Conservancy, Tortuguero National Park Office and Cuatro Esquinas Island. The main benefit of staying there is, You can observe the protected Green Turtle laying its eggs nearby from the hotel terrace. The hotel has 15 rooms and all are spacious, well furnished and beautifully decorated. They offer you single, double and triple rooms with ocean front. Private bathrooms include a shower and free toiletries. Hot water is supplied 24 hours a day. There are cozy hammocks in the balconies. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas and in some rooms. An outdoor pool is located 200 m from the hotel area. Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero can arrange you various guided excursions, such as hiking or canal trips to see monkeys, caymans, sloths and other local animals. Other offers like laundry service and Luggage storage are available.
Call: +506 2709 8044
Budda Cafe is one of the most visited restaurant situated in the Limón Province of Tortuguero. It was established in february 25, 2009. Main cuisines of the restaurant are Italian, Mediterranean, European along with other foods. Budda Cafe serves both vegetarian foods as well as meats. Their pizza is famous all around Tortuguero. It’s a pleasant setting for coffees, cocktails and crepes (savory and sweet).This restaurant also serves live music. They have tables right on the canal facing the Park. Natural winds from the canals are like bonus with the foods. Waiters are friendly. The service is excellent, fast and polite.
Call: +506 2709 8084
Wild Ginger is a well known restaurant in Tortuguero. It is situated near the beach. The restaurant is owned by a couple. The wife is the chef and the husband runs front of house. The surroundings are simple but artistic. They have sitting arrangements both indoors and on a pleasant terrace overlooking the garden. The owners call their cuisine “California–Costa Rican fusion because of its lovely and tasty fusion menu. Fresh cooked food is one of their remarkable features. Wild Ginger serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods. Mango ceviche is their best appetizer. For main course Lobster, Chicken breast with apple curry, Caribbean beef stew and passion-fruit crème brûlée are most popular. Sole item on the dessert menu is the volcán, a rich chocolate-espresso cake with fruit and caramel sauce on the side. Caribbean and tropical flavored dishes are the most ordered food of this restaurant.
Call: +506 2709 8240
Donde Richard is located in Contiguo al supermercado Las Tortugas. Which is one of the central areas of Tortuguero. This a small but beautifully decorated restaurant. The inside of the restaurant is garnished with a musical atmosphere. And the outside is perfect for chilling out. They have a compact menu that serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The kitchen is right out in the open so you can see your food being made. The kitchen and the tables are very clean. Cheese burger and veggie burger are mostly ordered food of the place. Their salads are famous all over the town. People often recommend their smoothies. Foods are fresh and portions are big. Cold beers are always available.The owner is young and very friendly and has owned the restaurant since Sept 2016. There are Sufficient staffs to serve you the best they have.
Call: +506 8967 9402
Soda Dona Maria:
Soda Dona Maria is situated at the Main Street, Limon Province of Tortuguero. It’s about 200m north of Tortuguero National Park . This is a simply decorated restaurant. They offer you variety of typical meals but mostly popular for their local cuisine. Their menu is comparatively small but does not lack anything necessary. Foods have Caribbean influence. One of the best place for Caribbean Casado. “Meat in sauza” is another best item of this place. The portions comes with good sizes. Oreo iced coffee is the new top drink of the place. It comes with huge decoration and amazing taste. Juices and beers are always available. Soda Dona Maria serves freshly cooked foods with reasonable prices. Owner and staffs are very friendly.
This restaurant is a well-known place for local hangout. This is a colorful, open-air surf-n-turf restaurant, established in 2014. It serves different types of cuisine and is an ideal place for visiting with kids. You can visit this cafe for enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here, you can enjoy delicious foods with amazing view of the surroundings. The place is decorated with the touch of Caribbean culture. It is mainly a cafe for pizza and pasta but they also serve other cuisines. People highly recommend their pizzas that comes with two different sauces. In spite of situating in a rural area they serve very up to date pizzas and pastas. Fried Fish with Caribe Sauce is a must try there. This is the only place in the town that offers monitos. You will love the beautiful presentation of the foods. Unlike other restaurants of the town they have free WiFi and big screen tv for the guests. On special occasion the cafe arranges live music. If you are lucky then you can have glimpse of some wildlife nearby. Their service is quick and the staffs are very friendly. This place is amazingly located with good foods.
Call: +506 2709 8117
While you are in Tortuguero, you can go to the Tortuguero beach and enjoy watching green sea turtles comes and lays eggs or broken egg shells strewn across the pale Gainesboro sand. If you are in the right time, you may also get the opportunity to watch hatchlings making their first crawl towards the ocean. You can also spend some tranquil time relaxing by the ocean.
Tortuguero National Park:
Situated on the far south of the main village, Tortuguero national park can be explored by hiking with a couple of trails. You can also go around by taking a boat tour. You will get the opportunity to explore its amazing rainforest, freshwater and marine biology.