Tortuga Lodge & Gardens has earned the best TripAdvisor reviews of all hotels on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast and is also proud to be a member of the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. Our exclusive luxury lodge on the banks of the Tortuguero River offers effortless access to a diverse and exhilarating range of eco-adventures and things to do. All activities are led by experienced naturalist guides.
Groups of up to 10 people gather at a dispatching point of the hotel, 15 minutes to 1 hour prior to your tour time, depending on the sector of the beach assigned by the Park Service to your group. Some sectors of the beach are further away and require more time to arrive. Groups have to wait their turn for a tracker who is on the beach with a radio to report a turtle.
This tour is a three hour trip into the backwater lagoons and creeks of Tortuguero National Park. Your boat is equipped with an ice chest with water and if you'd like to have additional beverages in the boat you can ask your guide to stock your favorite drinks (at additional cost). The time of your scheduled tour may change depending on weather conditions and occupancy.
For children in Costa Rica, nothing beyond the Three R's in their language is as valuable to them as learning English. Young adults with a working knowledge of English have vastly more opportunities than their monolingual peers. This is especially important in Tortuguero, where tourism is the largest source of employment.