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Thompsonville, Michigan
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We were there for only a few days but it was a very busy time. The cabins are just that, large but very simple. Windows are screened but not glazed - shutters are all the privacy one gets. Many rooms have a common porch, so if your modest you need to close-up when changing. Rooms were clean. Hot water was...

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Trieste, Italy
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Tortuguero in Costa Rica is like an Island in the sense that you can only get there by boat or airplane. Costa Rica has the highest biodiversity in the world and here you understand why. The hotel is very well conceived because it is in harmony with the environment and it protects it by using ecological systems for treating human...

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Boston, MA
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Between the Carribean and the Canal Mawamba is sweet. I felt like I was at Camp. The rooms are in Cabns , are spacious and good water pressure. There is no AC so leave the fan on. The pathways around the Lodge and into a tortuguero at user friendly. Although all of Costa Rica is Wild Kingdom you are definitely...

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Lincolnshire, UK
Reviewed 5 March 2014

From the pick up from out hotel, breakfast en route and the boat ride in we knew we were going to be well looked after, Humberto our guide kept the information going the whole journey and then looked after us for all our boat rides, walks and ate with the group at lunch and dinner. Our room was simple but...

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Corfu Town, Greece
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Perfect organisation, good food, wonderful tours, outstanding location (one entrance the beach, other entrance the canals), very well maintained gardens. The rooms are basic, loved the feeling of simplicity, not spotless but clean enough, though not privacy at all (you can hear even a move) and not hot water. So dont go there if you dont like the organised places,...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Wonderful manager, wonderful grounds, wonderful location, good food. But room was like a mini dorm with 4 single beds filling the space. A double bed and a chair would have been more comfortable, unless 4 friends were traveling together. So I overall loved it but didn't sleep well.

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Oldham
Reviewed 28 February 2014

The lodge offered more than we expected. Having stayed in riverside lodges in other countries we were expecting basic accommodation. The rooms were just as we expected, basic but clean and comfortable.You can relax outside you room in either a rocking chair or a hammock. However the rest of Mawamba Lodge exceeded our expectations, sitting by the swimming pool you...

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Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2014

The lodge was as expected basic but clean with hot showers, there was electric all of the day. Our room had two single and one double bed the rooms the chalet was cleaned every day, there was an electric fan which help cool you down. The lodge is positioned 100mtrs from the Caribbean sea on one side and the Natural...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I can't recommend this place enough. I had a wonderful time there. It is such a lovely lodge in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The lodge is close to the village, within walking distance. The rooms don't have tv or phone but in that location, this actually fits. It's just another world. The rooms are...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Our guide Steven Weston was absolutely brilliant, so knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. We had a wonderful boat trip with him, a night walk,another boat trip to the village and a very thorough and interesting tour of the lodge grounds. The lodge we stayed in was as expected, pretty basic but very pleasant. Waking up to the bird...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: RM1,214 - RM2,034 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mawamba Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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