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Located in:
Tortuguero, Limón
Starting at $90 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Turtle Beach Lodge, located five miles from the village of Tortuguero, provides an exotic Costa Rican adventure featuring airy rooms, a private beach surrounded by lush jungle and seasonal nesting turtles.


Turtle Beach Lodge
Turtle Beach Lodge

Turtle Beach Lodge is located in Tortuguero National Park, five miles north of the town of Tortuguero on the Northern Caribbean side of Costa Rica. This secluded resort boasts 175 acres and includes miles of jungle trails and a private canal and beach on the Caribbean Sea. The resort’s tropical beauty and seclusion make for an exotic and authentic Costa Rican experience.

The closest village to Turtle Beach Lodge is Tortuguero, which translates to "Land of the Turtles". Located approximately 90 miles northeast of San José, the town is accessible only by water or air. The main draw of the region, the third most visited in Costa Rica, is ecotourism focused on turtle nesting sites. A unique mix of black-water canals, lush lowland rainforest and the volcanic Tortuguero Mountain, the environment offers stunning natural beauty. The Tortuguero area boasts about 1,000 permanent residents and has no vehicles to impede your connection to nature.

The resort has a casual, laid-back feel that immerses visitors in the natural beauty of the beach and jungle. Walk along rustic paths, enjoy hammocks hung under thatched shelters and between palm trees or borrow a boat from the simple onsite marina. The lodge’s highly knowledgeable staff provides tours and invaluable local information on plants, animals and the region’s history.

Cabins decorated with wispy curtains and rustic wooden furniture provide 55 guest rooms with private baths. Onsite buffet dining is offered three times a day, and the resort’s bar allows visitors to rest and relax after exploring. A turtle-shaped pool surrounded by lush greenery is a great place to cool off on warm days.

The resort’s 175-acres are designed to showcase the colorful array of native flowers, plants and herbs. As you stroll the lodge’s trails, enjoy lemon, mango, banana and coconut trees. Take advantage of the half-mile private volcanic sand beach and direct rainforest access from the hotel’s paths. Through over 2,500 species of trees and plants, visitors can spot endangered sea turtles, crocodiles, manatees, jaguars, monkeys, three-toed sloths and 350 bird species.

The lodge is proud of its commitment to social responsibility, supporting local organizations dedicated to turtle research and building a museum. Other causes include assisting the neighboring village of San Francisco to rebuild a school and start a traditional children's dance troupe. Turtle Beach Lodge also donates to the local police department and village school. The resort can help visitors set up volunteer opportunities in either village.

Key Features

Enjoy nature at Turtle Beach Lodge
Enjoy nature at Turtle Beach Lodge
  • 175-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Open air restaurant and bar
  • Delightful turtle-shaped pool and hammock
  • A friendly and well informed staff
  • Access to beachfront to see Marine Turtles
Starting at $90 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Family Friendly
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms


Family hotel at Turtle Beach Lodge
Family hotel at Turtle Beach Lodge

A network of paths and bridges connects the lodge’s cabins, which provide a total of 55 rooms. Listen to soothing jungle sounds as you enjoy gentle ocean breezes through plentiful windows. Rooms are minimally decorated and feature simple wooden furniture shaped from chunky wood and live-edge lumber and internal room dividers made from bamboo. Lush landscaping of palms and succulents provides privacy screening from footpaths. Leave wet or muddy gear on your small covered front porch. The overall effect is uniquely Costa Rican.

Rooms seek to marry the beach and jungle experience offered by Turtle Beach Lodge’s beautiful location and feature:

  • Comfortable beds
  • Ceiling fans
  • Tiled floors
  • Private bathrooms with hot showers
  • Large screened windows

Families may request one of the lodge’s two larger rooms, which are granted based on limited availability. Standard rooms are available in several configurations.

  • One double bed
  • Two twins
  • One double and one twin

Starting at $90 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Food – The lodge chef prepares a variety of local and international cuisine for buffet service three times a day. Dine in a spacious open-air restaurant, with an option for romantic ocean-side dining. Enjoy a local cerveza, mixed drink or glass of wine at the adjacent thatched-roof bar.

Pool – The turtle-shaped pool and nearby restaurant, bar and games area provide a scenic and relaxing oasis nestled in the lodge’s lush jungle grounds.

Tortuguero National Park – Established in 1970, Tortuguero National Park is a nesting ground for four types of turtles and other incredible biodiversity. The lodge provides ponchos and rubber boots to encourage exploration in all weather.

Turtle Watching Tour – Atlantic green turtles have been laying eggs on the beaches of Tortuguero for centuries. The lodge offers nightly turtle watching tours on its private beach during prime viewing season, June through early October.

Boat Tour – This leisurely boat tour explores the lodge’s private canal, the Canal of Palms, and waterways in Tortuguero National Park. Tannins from local trees cause the canal’s slow running water to appear black, providing a mirror for the overhanging forest canopy.

Garden Tour – Explore the exotic plants and flowers on the grounds of Turtle Beach Lodge. Learn about the medicinal garden and how its gardeners contribute to the preservation of local turtle populations.

Jungle Tour – Trained guides walk you through local trails while explaining the jungle environment and giving you safety tips for exploring the jungle without a guide.

Tortuguero Town – A walk around Tortuguero will take you back to a simpler time, with laundry hanging in the trees and children playing in car-free streets. Browse local shops and restaurants, and discover the town’s rustic charm on narrow footpaths passing between houses.

Kayaking – Explore the adjacent Canal of Palms on a kayak. Get up close to the water, plants and animals that call this stunning environment home.

Fishing – The ocean surf and local canal provide ample opportunities for fishing. Grab a rod and try your luck.

Zip Line – Nearby Tortuguero Canopy offers 11 platforms, seven zip lines and four hanging bridges. Excursions on safe, certified equipment last about an hour and a half.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $90 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

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Turtle Beach Lodge is located 5 miles from Tortuguero downtown

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