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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are really friendly and the cocktails in the bar are amazing - which is helpful as we spent most of the time sheltering from the rain, which obviously wasn't their fault but it did mean I don't think we saw this place at its best. The Caribbean side is nice to walk down and they have a good...

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northeast
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tortuguero is one of my favorite places in Costa Rica, and Mawamba Lodge did not disappoint. It was a beautifully kept garden of delight, with wonderful plants, birds, and wildlife. The huge iguanas would cross our paths on the sidewalks, sloths peeking out from up in the trees, and birds flitting here and there. I spent my days taking hundreds...

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Milton Keynes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a perfect location - boat transfer takes 1 hour after a bus ride - remote. Cabins are good and clean. Plenty to see in the grounds (lots of birds, iguanas, a couple of Sloths :-). Butterfly gardens were beautiful. Brilliant guides and plenty to see around the area. Can only swim in the pool due to the natural...

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EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CraighallMK, One of the greatest things about Mawamba Lodge is being in the heartland of this amazing Rainforest, while having direct access to the River and on the other side, to the Ocean. It is indeed not a suitable ocean to swim due to the tides and sea species, but it is delightful to walk, feel the ocean breeze,...

Durham
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed her for 2 nights as the first part of our journey in Costa Rica On arrival by boat we were given a drink and a room number. We took our own luggage to the room. Our room backed onto the beach area and at night you could hear the Caribbean sea which was lovely and it blocked any...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The journey from San Jose to the lodge is long but the 2 hour boat journey is a real pleasure after the bumpy coach trip. Basic rooms but more than adequate for our 2 night stays D the balcony was a plus. We would highly recommend the rips through the canals as there is so much to see and the...

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EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear grace5204, Thank you for visiting us at Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and experience at Mawamba Lodge. Booking the early morning boat tour is a great opportunity to enhance the possibilities of seeing more and more animals. Wildlife here is in its natural atmosphere and definitely more possibilities are added when you...

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location, very good accomodation, very accomodating lodge. We had to cancel one night due to my booking mistake and they were very helpful in negotiating a settlement. Kayaking highly recommended

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EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gmsl3590, Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to write a review about your experience. I am glad to learn our staff was welcoming and helpful. It is truly important for us to know that our guests feel comfortable and well tended when staying with us. I agree with you. Kayaking is a great...

Streamwood, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The animals in the canals were spectacular. The food was repetition but average. The pool was nice. Rooms were like camping with no air conditioning. Very loud when rained in the middle of the night. Bed was comfortable with tiny pillows. Hot water was good but ran out quickly.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People smoking in the swimming pool area, disgusting The restaurante- buffer is quite simple, not many option to choose You have to eat in the same table, even if you don't know them, although the restaurant is empty Staff nice and kind Rooms clean, nice presentation, good isolation from the insects The tour around the canal is around 14-14:30 h,...

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a nice setting with the rooms in small buildings set in well maintained grounds. Our room was fairly basic. There was a small ceiling fan that didn't do much as the speed was not fast enough. The shower head was blocked, so it was a bit like showering under a warm hose pipe. The food was again...

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Essex, England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked direct with Mawamba for a 3 nights package - however most people seemed to be on a 2 night arrangement. Price paid included transport from our San Jose Airport Hotel and return (transport time 6+ hours, but worked well and on time), meals on both outward and return trips, 3 meals per day at Mawamba Lodge, 2 wildlife boat...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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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: RM1,222 - RM2,032 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mawamba Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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“All rooms on strip between Tortuguero River and the Sea. Being close to the sea might be nice for the night time sound of the waves.”
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“Rooms at the north end are quieter as further from the boat docks.”
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