Inexpensive Tortuguero Lodging Recommendations?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jun 9, 2012 8:24 AM Last Post By: dwsmith78
Jun 6, 2012 8:14 AM
Inexpensive Tortuguero Lodging Recommendations?The wife and I will be spending two nights in Tortuguero towards the end of July. We want to stay in town and want to make this our "cheap" lodging stop while in CR.
I've checked out the lodgings on www.tortuguerovillage.com and want to know if any of the cheaper ones should be avoided or are really a great bargain for a room with a private bath.
Since we're going during "turtle season" (end of July) it looks like we should make reservations before we get there, right?
Thanks for your help!
Jun 6, 2012 8:45 AM
1some friends stayed at one of the small lodges "in town" and it was fine - except - it was next door to a "disco" so kind of noisy at night. sad to say, i can't remember the name! as i recall, it will be to your right as you exit the boat at the public boat dock in tortuguero. maybe 100 meters along the path - it's on a corner, if i remember correctly. sorry, not much help.
check the map on that website for some good ideas about where things are located, including lodging. i like casa marbella and miss junie's but also il icaco and princesa.
yes, i would make reservations - but if you are not picky, i'm sure you will be able to find someplace to stay if you don't make reservations.
Edited by: wiremu
Jun 6, 2012 10:12 AM
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Jun 8, 2012 6:56 PM
6Get to Tortuguero early at the end of July as there are tons of people there and a couple of random holidays which means the locals turn out in droves too.
We had reservations at the Cabinas Princesa Resorts. My friend and I were doing a language school in Orosi so we took the bus to Cariari and slept there. The next morning, we were going to take the 6 AM bus but it was pouring so we were like "Eh, we'll take the next one." BIG mistake.
When we got there on the "11:30" (which was full of people from San Jose, so we had to wait until 12:30 for a new bus) around 2 and went to check into our hotel, they said that they had no rooms (there were three separate groups of us). My friend and I then wandered around and all the hotels were full. We wound up bunking with 3 girls we had met the previous week in Manuel Antonio sharing one twin bed.
We weren't the only ones that had this happen- we saw about 10 people sitting on a beach with their stuff bunking down for the night. We were lucky we found a bed to share.
Jun 9, 2012 6:37 AM
Jun 9, 2012 8:24 AM
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