Toucan & Tarpon Lodge

Cabina in Tortuguero Village

Just across the river from Tortuguero village, this place has three simple cabinas with solar electricity and Guatemalan textiles. Each room sleeps between two and five people; there are no fans, but the big windows are well ventilated with screens. Other amenities include delicious homemade breakfasts, a communal kitchen with well-stocked spice cabinet, a ping-pong table and free canoe use.

There's excellent wildlife-spotting (monkeys, sloths, toucans, armadillos, porcupines, toucans and more) in the surrounding trees. Half-day fishing trips can be arranged for US$350, including refreshments.