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Mawamba Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tours here and our guide Ivan was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and had time for everyone. We found that we wanted to take the optional (extra cost (see additional comment further down) tours to get the full experience. The night walk and kayaking (gentle) were both great, with guide Brian who was also very good. On...

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop on a 12-day sojourn in Costa Rica, and what a way to begin! Mawamba Lodge introduced us to all of the country's virtues - its extraordinary biodiversity, ecological mindedness, progressive environmental policies, human kindness, deliciously fresh foods, and exceptional native cuisine. All of the facilities and services were first-rate, and our guide - a whimsical...

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Beaufort, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not accustomed to remote jungle hotels but this one makes me want to come back.... I did a small under 10 pp tour and I was nervous but excited to see new wildlife and brilliantly colored fauna... food and service quite nice..... the pineapples and mangos were amazing. I'm from the south so the heat didn't bother me...

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Pendleton, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were picked up in San Jose at 5:50 a.m. By Laura and Chito. Stopped twice to see some sloths. Had a great breakfast on the way. Interesting boat ride on the canal. We did the three included tours, the walk to town and back along the ocean, the walk on the grounds to see turtles, butterflies and frogs with...

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london
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Collected from our San Jose hotel at 6am in a coach and then taken to a restaurant for breakfast, on the way back you stop there again for lunch. Tasty food in a buffet style and friendly staff. Then you go to a small dock called La Pavona where your luggage is put on one boat and you follow in...

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Vail, Colorado
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Obviously we knew there would not likely be turtles in April. But having been to Tortuguero we now ask why travel hours by bus and boat to this resort in their off season? We used an US travel agency, Adventures Within Reach, to arrange our family trip. Originally we were booked into Pachira Lodge but Mawamba was willing to guarantee...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great experience start to finish - the food is amazing - collection was really easy from our hotel in San Jose to bus then boat to mawamba. We had a lovely guide Juan, a complete star. Really suitable trip for people who want a relaxed visit or for families. Surrounded by nature - iguana, howler monkeys, crocs, sloths, too many...

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San Diego, United States
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is an adorable, little hotel in a remote area only delivered there by boat. A nice buffet, warm pool and lovely garden landscape. It's right between the canal and the beach. We saw several monkeys and sloths on the property. The guides and staff were fantastic! Knowledgeable and seemed liked they loved what they did, not just a job...

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Situated both on the canal system and Caribbean Sea this lodge is reached by boat and worth staying for the stunning grounds with extensive wildlife. On arrival 2 sloths were on the move (a rarity and slow) in one of the trees and several huge iguana were sunbathing on the grass and in the trees. Several species of frog including...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We just spent 3+ days in Mawamba Lodge. We had a wonderful final leg of our vacatin that enjoying tons of wildlife on the property and off, access to both the canal and the sea, and very good food. Tortuguero is very isolated and half way back to San Jose we realized we'd left not only our passports but also...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heartland of the lush rainforest of Tortuguero Canals, Costa Rica, Mawamba Lodge and Tortuguero National Park are worth visiting year round. What makes us different? *Unbeatable location on a strip of land between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Ocean, providing direct access to both * The closest Lodge to Tortuguero town within walking distance (no need to take boats to town) * Free WI FI in selected areas of the hotel * Complimentary safety deposit box in your room * Unlimited free visits to our MAWAMBA PARK: where we offer two butterfly gardens, one iguana and one frog garden. A guided visit is also included in our 3 day / 2 night package * Private nature trais for nature walks * Exciting optional tours including night walks in the forest, kayaking, fishing and the NEW! Katonga floating restaurant for sunset tours or dinners / lunches on board. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mawamba Lodge

Address: Tortuguero Canals, Tortuguero 10980-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: RM1,179 - RM2,012 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mawamba Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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“Make sure you get a room on the Caribbean side”
GeorgeandJaki, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a standard room and it was fine.”
ORCon, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a bungalow. Massive bathrooms.”
  • Hammock on porch
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LondonNefertiti, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are cabins and with 2 adjacent hence small shared balcony which has a hammock and chair. All quiet apart from the early am birds.”
judyg72, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Flat property + low buildings = no views. Cabin style and rustic. Our room at back of property provided sound of the Caribbean.”
LesterOR, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
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