Tortuga Lodges & Gardens starts at our river dock. Sit, relax, enjoy the view. To get the essence of Tortuguero you must tune in with the water, you are immersed in a world where land and water merge and became one.

The Tortuguero National Park is 51,870 acres and one of the last large areas of tropical rain forest in Central America. Monkeys, storks, and river otters can often be seen along the water in addition to more than 300 species of birds.


During the season (June through October) the highlight of your trip to Tortuguero is actually standing a few feet from a 300 pound Green Sea Turtle while she lays 80-100 eggs, covers up her nest, perhaps digs a false nest to throw off predators, and, finally, after more than an hour, returns to the sea. Tortuguero is conservation. In 1962 the late Dr. Archie Carr began to study and tag the thousands of Atlantic green sea turtles that every year from June through October come to Tortuguero Beach to lay their eggs.

Set on the black water canals of Tortuguero, Tortuga Lodge's dinning room and bar feature a shaded verandah; the dining has been called "the best in Costa Rica" by many of our guests. Tortuga Lodge's restaurant starts at the river dock and reluctantly moves inland.
Tortuga Lodges main reason for existence is to provide excellent accommodations for people interested in experiencing Tortuguero National Park.
Tortuga Lodge Hammock House. The people of Tortuguero are more relaxed than anyplace else in Costa Rica. If you get so laid back at Tortuga Lodge that you fall back, you're welcome to fall into a comfortable hammock.

The Swimming Pool recently added won the International Design Award of Excellence—Silver Medal 2000, chosen by the National Spa & Pool Institute for freeform pool design outside of the U.S. and Canada. Designed to blend into the river environment, the pool features an environmentally friendly purification system that uses an undetectable amount of salt.

All rooms at Tortuga Lodge have as much window area as walls. Indoors and outdoors loose their meaning at the lodge.

Rates and Description

Jungle Odyssey 3 days/2 night

Prices are per person, All taxes included, All prices are in US Dollars.
Extra day with meals $110 per person (one night lodging and three meals.)
Packages: Children 0 - 10 receive 25% discount if sharing with 2 adults who pay full rate
Room: Children
0 - 10 free if shared with parents.

IMPORTANT: There is a 25-pound weight limit on domestic flights in Costa Rica. Please remember to pack light.

Tortuguero Jungle Odyssey
3 days/2 night
(one was by bus & boat and one way by plane)
DAY 1: San Jose / Limon / Tortuguero (L,D) - After breakfast on your own, meet your local guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel and drive in an air conditioned van (shared with other guests) to the Atlantic lowlands near Limon (3 hours). About midday board a boat with your local Naturalist Guide and depart on the 2-4 hour trip to Tortuguero (shared with other guests). Arrive at the Lodge in the late afternoon. Overnight at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, River View Downstairs Terrace Room.

DAY 2: Tortuguero National Park (B,L,D) - After breakfast at the Lodge, depart with your local Naturalist Guide for a boat tour into Tortuguero National Park (shared with other guests). Originally intended to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now protects 51,870 acres, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America.

Eleven habitats are found in the park. Three species of monkeys (Spider, Howler, and White-faced), Three-toed Sloths, and river otter are frequently seen along the natural inland waterways and canals. Caiman, iguanas, river turtles, Basilisk Lizards, and Poison Dart Frogs (Dendrobates) inhabit the area, along with more than 320 species of birds including all six species of kingfishers found in the new world, three species of toucans, eight species of parrots, and other neotropical species such as the Slaty-tailed Trogon, White-collared Manakin and Purple-throated Fruitcrow. You will have the opportunity to observe many more species during your boat rides through the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park.

Return to the Lodge for lunch. The rest of the day is free for optional excursions (at additional cost). Overnight at Tortuga Lodge, River View Downstairs Terrace Room.

DAY 3: Tortuguero / San Jose - After breakfast board a boat to cross the river to the Tortuguero airstrip. Here you will meet your pilot, for the 35 minute flight (one seat in plane) to San Jose. Upon arrival at the light aviation airport, transfer to your San Jose hotel. Transfers are included to hotels in the Metropolitan Area; there is a surcharge for hotels outside of this radius..

INCLUDES: Transportation one way by domestic flight, and one way by air conditioned tour bus and boat (shared with other guests). We pick up and drop off at hotels in the Metropolitan Area; there is a surcharge for hotels outside of this radius. Two nights at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens in River View Downstairs Terrace Room, one daytime boat excursion (shared with other guests), park entrance fees, meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), services of guides as specified. Taxes in effect at the time of booking are included.

Important Note: Transportation could be provided in reverse order and upon request may be arranged using bus and boat transportation in both directions for the same price.

Extra Day: Includes one night's lodging at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, River View Downstairs Terrace Room and three meals served family style.

NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees; personal expenses such as room service, beverages and laundry; personal communications charges; sightseeing or meals not specified in the itinerary; gratuities for tour escort, guides or driver; and tax increases or new taxes charged for services that were not taxed at the time the booking was made.

IMPORTANT NOTE LUGGAGE LIMITATION: When flying or traveling by boat within Costa Rica a maximum of 25 pounds of luggage is allowed per person. The 25 lb weight limit for flights or boat trips within Costa Rica does not mean that you need to limit yourself to 25 lbs of baggage for your entire trip to Costa Rica. While it always makes sense to travel light, you can bring more than 25 lbs of luggage. We are happy to store your excess luggage in San Jose, and catch it up to you as soon as your return from your excursion. Arrangements can be made to permit more luggage per person at considerable extra cost.


(one was by bus & boat and one way by plane)


Until Dec 18 / 13

Double Occupancy


Single Occupancy


Children (0-10)*


(round trip by plane)


Until Dec 18 / 13

Double Occupancy


Single Occupancy


Children (0-10)*


Tours: Policies vary depending on the activity. When child rates are available they will be passed along.
Meals: Ages 0-5 are free, ages 6-10 receive a 50% discount, ages 11 and older pay full price.

Lodging: Up to two children ages 0-10 stay free when sharing a room with at least one adult.

Rate person (double occupancy)
Minimum 2 person


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