The Caribbean region in the east of the country stretches from Tortuguero to Manzanillo.
Tortuguero, nicknamed the Little Amazon, will charm you with its rustic lodges perfectly integrated into the surrounding nature.
You’ll be immediately immersed in a tropical and adventurous rhythm, thanks to the special character of Tortuguero, which is only accessible by air, river or sea.
From Cahuita to Puerto Viejo, the southern Caribbean coast will encourage you to adapt to the slow pace of the natives. Explore Cahuita Park and the Manzanillo Reserve and discover the mysteries of the jungle.
Finally, rock back and forth in a hammock or lie back on a deserted beach for some well-deserved relaxation.
Voted one of the 8 best ecolodges in the world, Selva Bananito is a wonderful place to enjoy one of Costa Rica’s most unspoilt areas: La Amistad National Park. The typically Carribean bungalows on stilts are perched on a hillside, allowing you to observe the surrounding natural wealth. A change of scenery and nature guaranteed!
A pretty little hotel with 5 houses scattered around a superb estate. You can even do a little cooking here ;-). The welcome is particularly warm and the swimming pool an oasis of freshness. Just 5 km from the national park, away from the noise, you can enjoy the peace and quiet and the many birds nesting in the vegetation. The breakfast is copious and delicious.
11 superb wooden bungalows with palm roofs, immersed in nature. The rancho houses the restaurant, where you can enjoy Argentine dishes in a very Caribbean atmosphere. All services: swimming pool, laundry, internet… Very original, a change of scenery guaranteed.
Discover indigenous culture: if you’re looking for adventure and contact with local people, then a stay with the Bri Bri is a must. After accessing the village by pirogue, take part in the community’s meals and activities. A change of scenery guaranteed!
Price includes full board and pirogue transfers
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A lodge nestled under the trees, a swimming pool integrated into the landscape and a welcoming palm-roofed restaurant are all part of Shawanda’s charm. At the end of a narrow path, Chiquita beach and its green setting. A good choice of superior category for the area.
Nestled under the trees, the 9 beautifully decorated bungalows offer a relaxing setting.
A restaurant and swimming pool complete the offer of this charming little hotel.
Ideally located 100 m from the sea and close to the Gandoca Manzanillo refuge.
In the midst of 2,000 hectares of forest lies a small, authentic lodge. Accessed by boat, lovers of unspoilt wilderness will be delighted. Away from the intense tourism of Tortuguero, prepare yourself for a more intimate experience in an identical biotope. A little jewel for an extraordinary experience. The rooms are rustic and the meals communal, but the charm works every time, as the staff will help you discover a natural and enchanting environment.
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Despite its 80 rooms, we selected this place for its good value for money in this region. The best value in Tortuguero. The wooden rooms are well appointed and the pool is magnificent. Direct access to the beach. Perfect hotel without breaking the bank.
Price includes transportation – Full board – Canal tour – Village tour
Set in a tropical garden, this exotic-style hotel offers 55 spacious, comfortable rooms. Numerous hiking trails start here. Great for observing flora and fauna. A great place to enjoy Tortuguero’s exuberant nature.
Price including transport – Full board – Canal visit – Village visit
The most beautiful hotel in Tortuguero. Quality service and rooms. An environment conducive to relaxation. Located at the end of the main canal, you’re assured of tranquility. The pool with its canal view is superb. Well-trained, helpful staff.
Price includes return flight – Full board – Canal tour – Village tour
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Mawamba Lodge is located near the village of Tortuguero. Like many of the lodges in the area, it is located by the sea (not very suitable for swimming). A swimming pool, a lovely restaurant, a café, a floating platform for private dining, a hammock area and beautifully decorated bungalows set in lush gardens make it a must in the area.
Undoubtedly the most intimate and best-value luxury hotel in Tortuguero. 12 lodges spread throughout the property. Air-conditioning, comfortable queen-size beds, a beautiful swimming pool, bar and a la carte restaurant with an Afro-Caribbean fusion style are the hotel’s assets. Located on the main canal, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the village to take full advantage of the surrounding nature.