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Tortuguero - Costa Rica

La Baula Lodge de Tortuguero toma aérea

Welcome to La Baula Lodge de Tortuguero

Get ready to experience the authentic Rain Forest of Costa Rica
Tortuguero... where the jungle meets the sea...

Welcome to La Baula Lodge in Tortuguero, a unique destination that immerses you in the lush natural beauty of Costa Rica. Located in the heart of Tortuguero National Park, our lodge offers an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventurers alike.


Our eco-friendly accommodation features comfortable rooms surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, where you can wake up to the sound of tropical birds and the gentle flow of nearby rivers. With a variety of accommodation options, from standard rooms to river-view bungalows, we cater to the needs of every guest.


At La Baula Lodge, we invite you to explore Tortuguero's rich biodiversity through our exciting activities. Embark on a boat tour through natural channels, where you can spot caimans, monkeys, sloths, and a variety of birds. We also offer guided jungle hikes, excursions to sea turtle nesting beaches, and sport fishing experiences.


Our philosophy is based on sustainability and environmental conservation. We strive to minimize our impact on the natural environment and support local communities. Additionally, our restaurant serves delicious dishes made with fresh, local ingredients, so you can enjoy authentic Costa Rican cuisine.


Ready for an unforgettable adventure in Tortuguero? Book your stay at La Baula Lodge today and discover the magic of Costa Rica's tropical rainforest!

About Tortuguero Village

Tortuguero is a very secluded place.

The closest city is Cariari, which is located at 1 and a half hours on a boat trip plus 1 more hour driving, however, there are small supermarkets, souvenir shops, restaurants and bars in the village. There is also a police office and even an small airport that can receive small planes.

There is no ATM in Tortuguero, so we recommend that you take the necessary precautions and carry some cash in case it is necessary. Most of the places accepts cards.

Due to the remoteness and difficult access to the area, all the lodges are pretty basic. There are not services as air conditioning or fancy stuff in the rooms, but we supplement with smiles, delicious meals and excellent service the lack of luxury regularly found in hotels with easiest access.

Consider Tortuguero as one of your destinations on your next visit to Costa Rica... you will not regret.

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About La Baula Lodge

La Baula Lodge is a basic and rustic lodge builded in the early 80's and located conveniently near the Tortuguero National Park in the Northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

The property is surrounded by forest and lush gardens filled with wildlife and located right in front of the Tortuguero Lagoon.  From the balcony of your room you can admire three different spieces of monkeys (howler, spider and white faced monkeys), sloth, birds as the toucans, manakins and trogons and a wide variety of flowers and plants.

La Baula Lodge offers standard rooms with:

- 1 double + 1 single beds

- 2 double beds

All the rooms has private bathroom, hot water in the shower, ceiling or stand ventilator and the service of towels, bath soap and shampoo

For your convenience, there is also a nice pool area facing the lagoon and other services as Bar & restaurant, laundry service & tour desk.

What to do in Tortuguero

While in Tortuguero, you can enjoy of different activities in the water canals or the lagoons, as in the Tortuguero National Park trails. Also, you can do the walk to the Tortuguero Hill and admire the beautiful and stunning view to Tortuguero and San Francisco Villages, the Penitencia and Tortuguero Lagoons and the coast of the magnificent Caribbean Sea.

The area also offers fishing tours that can be done, from an interesting and educational tour in a canoe with an artisan fisherman, to a more confortable and relaxing fishing tour on a fishing boat with one of the famous fisherman from the area.

During the months of July and October, the green sea turtle nests on the beaches of the Tortuguero National Park. During this time, tours are organized during the night to observe the arrival, the nesting process and then the return of the turtles to the sea. This is a must-see event on your to-do list. Also in mid-August, the first hatchings of turtles begin to be observed on the beach, which is another incredible and wonderful event of nature that you should witness.

If you visit Costa Rica during these months, don't miss out on these wonderful events. We wait for you at La Baula Lodge

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