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Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero

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Located in:
Tortuguero, Limón
Starting at $290 (USD) / night per person - Meals & Transport Included
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Surround yourself in nature when you stay at Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero. Located inside the Tortuguero Canals and National Park on the northern Caribbean coast, this lodge allows guests to immerse themselves in the splendor of Costa Rica with comfortable rooms, delicious cuisine, and enriching activities.


Tortuguero Canals in front of Mawamba Lodge
Tortuguero Canals in front of Mawamba Lodge

Tortuguero, on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, is known as a nesting ground for at least seven species of sea turtles. The turtles know paradise when they see it, and so do guests at the ecofriendly Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero. This secluded beachfront hotel, located on a narrow strip of land between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero Canals, is so off the beaten path that you can only reach it by boat or plane, but it is well worth the effort to get there.

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be enchanted by magic of the tropical rainforest as you put the stress of your routine behind you. Your non-smoking room is homey and comfortable, inviting you to relax on your private porch or balcony and enjoy the view. The hotel staff is available to help you with anything you need during your stay, and you can connect to friends and family at home with the complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby. If you’ve forgotten any essentials or need a souvenir to take home, you can stop by the gift shop.

No need for you to worry about where to eat while at the Mawamba Lodge. The main restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet style and offers both local and international cuisine. For a more unique dining experience, you can have lunch or dinner on the lodge’s floating restaurant, Katonga. There is also a coffee room in the main building when you want a snack or a delicious cup of Costa Rican coffee. If you are in the mood for a tropical cocktail, beer, or wine, you can quench your thirst at the bar and lounge.

The beach at the lodge is perfect for strolling or lazing in a hammock, but when you want to swim, you can take advantage of the outdoor pool. The property also has a volleyball court for a quick game and plenty of hiking trails to explore. When you want to see more of the area, you can arrange a tour or excursion to the local village or one of the national parks to experience more of the natural beauty of the area. And of course, depending on the time of year, you can learn more about the sea turtles during nesting and hatching season. No matter how you spend your time, you are sure to have a memorable vacation at Mawamba Lodge.

Key Features

Tortuguero canal boat tour
Tortuguero canal boat tour
  • All Meals & Transportation Included
  • Private Nature Trails
  • Tour the Canals of Tortuguero
  • Family Style Restaurant
  • International and Delicious Local Cuisine
  • Enjoy Exotic Tropical Cocktails
  • Fishing is Available ( Extra Cost)
  • Kayaking is available (Extra cost)
  • Mawamba Park (Butterfly farms, iguanas and more)
  • Pool & Whirlpool area
  • Entertainment & Game Area
  • Katonga Floating Restaurant
Starting at $290 (USD) / night per person - Meals & Transport Included
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Airport Transfers
Beach Front Hotel
Breakfast Included
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Gift Shop
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Mawamba Lodge - Tortuguero Canals Costa Rica
Dont miss this opportunity to immerse into the heartland of the rainforest of Tortuguero National Park, its flora, its fauna and its other unique richness, its people and its culture.


Mawamba Lodge superior room
Mawamba Lodge superior room

The rustic setting of the lodge provides a natural backdrop for the fifty-six non-smoking guestrooms. With no television, radio, or air conditioning to distract you, you can experience the sounds of the rainforest around you. Each room is comfortable and simply decorated with screened windows, a ceiling fan, private bath with shower, in-room safe, daily housekeeping, and an outside porch with sitting area and hammocks.

Standard Room – Fifty rooms with a garden view make up the majority of the accommodations. These rooms either have a king bed or a queen and single bed to sleep up to three people. A small number of rooms have two queen beds and are designed for families or groups of four.

Superior Room – These spacious “casita” style rooms can sleep up to four people. They feature a canal view and have a king-sized bed as well as a table and chairs in the room.

Starting at $290 (USD) / night per person - Meals & Transport Included
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


  • Explore the grounds and nearby park reserve by hiking the trails. From the butterfly and frog gardens to the guided rainforest walk, you can get up close to the flora and fauna that thrive in the region. For a different look, you can take a twilight tour and experience the same trails to see what happens after the sun sets.
  • Visit the nearby village of Tortuguero to learn more about how the local population lives. With a rich culture that matches the lush environment, the villages can educate you about practical conservation and sustainability efforts that life in a rainforest demands.
  • Boat along the canals to see wild life from another perspective. With a naturalist to guide you, you and other guests can also choose canoeing and kayaking to experience the rainforest. The staff can also arrange a fishing tour for guests who feel happiest with a rod and reel in their hands.
  • Witness what makes the Tortuguero area so unique by scheduling either a turtle nesting or turtle hatching tour. Depending on the time of year you visit, you may be able to see one of the seven species of turtles who nest here or watch the many hatchlings make their way to the water.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Sunset Cruises
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $290 (USD) / night per person - Meals & Transport Included
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Location & Map

Northern Caribbean Map
Northern Caribbean  Map
Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero is located along the canals in the heart of Tortuguero

Customer Reviews for Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero

Overall Rating
4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
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4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
From: Costa Rica11/16/2010
"Tortuguero was definitely the highlight of our trip! We were there this past August, saw the turtles and enjoyed the abundance of wildlife. We selected Tortuguero because of the turtle experience but then realized there was so much to do in the area, that we would go back in a heartbeat! The staff at the Lodge was friendly, the food great and the rooms, rustic, but comfortable. Although we were instructed not to swim in the ocean in front of the lodge, because of the tides, we took some nice walks along the seashore."
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