Nestled in the lush Province of Limon within the Tortuguero National Park, Turtle Beach Lodge is a secluded luxury resort that sprawls across 175 acres of pristine jungle trails, an isolated beach stretch on the Caribbean and a picturesque private canal. Guests can savor a variety of natural experiences from witnessing endangered sea turtles on the nesting grounds of the beach to exploring the incredible biodiversity of the region in the form of eleven distinct habitats. Puerto Limon, located at a four hour boat ride from the lodge, is a tourist hub for its spirited nightlife and innumerable bars and restaurants. For the less boisterous, Turtle lodge offers the ultimate seclusion in the heart of Tortuguero’s tropical forests and striking lagoons. A unique combination of unlimited adventure and heady relaxation, this beach lodge has many visitors rooting for its signature hospitality and quaint country style luxury. The cherry on the cake is Turtle Lodge’s consistent efforts at supporting the local community in the form of donating to the COTERC for the cause of turtle research and construction of their museum. A luxury paradise with a heart, Turtle Beach Lodge has also contributed to help rebuild the neighborhood school and donated musical instruments to the local children’s dance troupe.
Activities and Amenities
Turtle Beach Lodge is an active hotbed for several nature and action-packed adventure activities, since it’s the only hotel property to be located inside the Tortuguero National Park and also the singular one that provides access to the beach along with the rainforest and canal environment. The lodge organizes several tours including an enriching garden tour that introduces visitors to the bountiful Caribbean ecology (medicinal plants, exotic flowers).
Other popular guest activities are a guided tour of the complex network of jungle hiking trails (where visitors can embark on a thrilling wildlife spotting mission) along with a boat tour through back waters of Turtle Lodge’s canal. The highlight of your stay at the Turtle Beach Lodge is the exciting Turtle Watching Tour during the main season from June to early October. These much chronicled tours, where the baby turtles return to the same coast they were hatched at, offer a firsthand account of a spectacular natural phenomenon. As if that’s not impressive enough, guests can take a tour of the Tortuguero Town (to soak in the region’s unique Afro-Caribbean influenced culture), a guided trek through the Tortuguero Mountain and an adrenaline rush inducing Jungle Canopy Tour. A guided bird watching tour is also in the offing for Turtle Lodge guests.
In-house amenities at the Turtle Beach Lodge include a restaurant, a bar rancho, a turtle-shaped pool, lush landscaped gardens, a rustic hammock hut, innumerable forest trails and a secluded canal.
Accommodation at the Turtle Beach Lodge comprises 30 spacious, airy and well-appointed guest rooms (cabinas), which are equipped with comfortable beds, elegantly tiled flooring, ceiling fans, private baths (with hot showers) and huge screened windows (offering sweeping views of the adjoining jungle). Standard rooms come with a double bed and a couple of twin beds or a double and a twin. The cabinas sport a functional old worldly charm, while retaining the plush appeal of a vacation retreat.
The 2 days/ 1 night Tortuguero Beach Lodge & Tortuguero National Park Canal Tours package at Turtle Beach Lodge is priced at $ 245 USD, $ 210 USD and $195 USD per person for single, double and triple occupancy respectively. Apart from the scheduled activities, the tour packages include all meals, lodging and taxes.
|Location: Tortuguero National Park
Price: $195-$358/per person packages
Features: beach, river, waterfalls, nature reserve, turtle hatching tours