This elegant lodge, operated by Costa Rica Expeditions, is set amid 20 serene hectares of private gardens, directly across the canal from Tortuguero's airstrip. The 27 demure rooms channel a 19th-century safari vibe, with creamy linens, handmade textiles, vintage photos and broad terraces that invite lounging. The grounds come equipped with private trails and a riverside pool, bar and restaurant.

Property description


Set on a riverbank and surrounded by jungle, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant serving fusion cuisine with Caribbean flavours. All rooms have river views.

All rooms have screen windows, ceiling fans and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries.

The front desk can help arrange kayaking and sports fishing trips and visits to local villages and nearby turtle nesting sites when in season.

Tortuguero Airport is located just across the river from Tortuga Lodge, and San José is a 30-minute flight away. The nearest town is a 10-minute boat ride away.

Important information

Please let Tortuga Lodge & Gardens know your expected arrival time at least 3 days in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property using the contact details found on your booking confirmation.

Please note that the reception is closed from 22:00 until 06:00. It is not possible to check in outside the normal reception opening times.

Due to its secluded location on a river bank, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens can only by accessed by a combination of ground transportation and boat rides. Guests can also arrive to the site through a domestic flight. The nearest town is a 10-minute boat ride away. Please inform Tortuga Lodge & Gardens in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.