We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
See all Speciality Lodging in Tortuguero

Mawamba Lodge

1,139 reviews
Save
Traveller (1189)
Room & Suite (147)
Pool & Beach (116)
Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“san jose”(64 reviews)
“ana maria”(9 reviews)
“costa rica”(105 reviews)
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Poolside Bar
3.0 Star Hotel
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (1,139)Write a Review
There are newer reviews for Mawamba Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
561 results
Traveller rating
228
255
54
12
12
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
228
255
54
12
12
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssan joseana mariacosta ricabutterfly enclosuresthe rivercaribbean seahot waterbuffet styleearly morningceiling fanboat ridewalk to townnight walkfrog gardentwo nightsour tour guidenight tour
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
21 - 25 of 561 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We stayed for 4 nights mid October, Towards the end of the Turtle season but were lucky enough to see some hatching on our first day walking along the beach on our own! We met a few people who were only there for 1 night...More

Thank CiaranTrainor
Reviewed 12 October 2017

So I booked our 2 night stay at Mawamba Lodge through our travel agency realizing that it is a lodge not a resort, but it was still much different than I expected. Pros: The property is beautiful. It is very clean and wildlife (iguanas, sloths,...More

Thank allstrknz
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We started our journey at this resort. Wow! Nature is surrounded and every day you see new animals. Even on the way from San José to tortugero we saw a toed sloth. Then after a good lunch, at a restaurant owned by mawamba with their...More

Thank Sonja W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was again an amazing and fantastic trip to Mawamba lodge. Very Nice guide Eric. Het showed us a lot in Tortuguero. We saw for the first time a dolphin. The food was also very good. And the trip to the turtles was also great.More

Thank Bianca Jeroen M
Response from EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Mawamba LodgeResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Bianca Jeroen M, What a great experience! You got to see the dolphins. It is not all the time that we get to experience such a wonderful thing. Sometimes, since we are so close to the ocean, they come through the river and give...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Thirty years since our last visit, Tortuguero has become popular as a tourist destination - more people, more lodges, but not more forests or wildlife. The Mawamba Lodge is large, popular and well run. As our initial group dwindled while we extended our stay, the...More

Thank Kaiser Z
View more reviews
PreviousNext
134567113
About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Breakfast included
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
USD 328 - USD 474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 328 - USD 474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (1189)
Room & Suite (147)
Pool & Beach (116)
Dining (25)
Hotel & Grounds (887)
Bathroom (22)
Family and Play Areas (21)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
scratchy572
11 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from EugeniaJurado | Property representative |
Hello, both liquid soap and shampoo are provided at Mawamba Lodge. The Lodge is now using a new biodegradable line, supplied by a new company in the Province of Limon. Excellent products, with great aroma, and complying with... More
0
Votes
Stephan O
15 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from crpuravida | Property representative |
The dinner cruise is a great activity, Departing every night with a minimum of 2 people. Cost is of only $40 per person including the 2 two hour ride and full dinner on board with one drink included plus coffee at the end... More
0
Votes
loves2takepics
22 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from EugeniaJurado | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The standard rooms do not have a hair dryer, but there are some available in reception in case you need one. The quantities are limited. THe standard superior rooms do have a hair dryer in the... More
0
Votes
Room Tips
"Any of the cabins are nice - some attached, some stand-alone. All are nice!"
Read review
"We had the last lodge, towards the butterfly and frog houses, we loved it, very close to the river..."
Read review
"I would try to look toward the canal. Ours was centrally located with lots of covered walks for protection..."
Read review
"Go for the private bungalow if you can afford it!"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Map
Satellite