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Virginia
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Accessible only by the canal. Good food, friendly people, terrific guide (Giselle) comfortable rooms. No air conditioning but not really needed during our visit. Lovely pool and nice sitting area with Bar surrounding it. Iguanas stroll the premises. Saw macaws fly over every day. Raccoon and armadillo walking through grounds. Small town of Tortoguero is about 15 minute walk. It...

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

Dear Katbel, We are thrilled to hear how much your enjoyed the Tortuguero and Mawamba Lodge experience. Tortuguero is a wonderful wonderland, that hosts a great array of wildlife ready to be discovered and enjoyed by our visitors. It is a unique rainforest experience where one can observe much of that great wildlife that people come to Costa Rica to...

Boras, Sweden
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for two nights on a roundtravel in costa rica . A very nice wellkept place with beautiful garden, delicious Food , clean rooms. We did both morning and afternoon boattour in the canals , we had such good guides on the whole trip, one is Piero, with so much knowledge about animals, plants, well, everything. We saw lots of...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Knowing how remote this small self contained resort was , we were a little nervous of what to expect. But it has become one of our most enjoyable and comfortable experiences in similar venues. The whole campus is tastefully designed within a lovely garden landscape, to remind of you of your exotic surroundings, but is not in any way "touristy"...

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Away from it all with no cars, only boats (engines can be heard but it does not detract) and the sounds of nature. Lovely food, friendly people and comfortable rooms. No air conditioning but not really needed during our visit. Lovely pool and nice sitting area surrounding it. Iguanas stroll the premises and many other indigenous wildlife can easily be...

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London, UK
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We arrived and was allocated room nr 10. The room was as followes. Very dark. The view to the back was straight in to a wall. The view to the front was in to a building site. The walls between the rooms very so thin that you could hear every word that was said. A woman in the room next...

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

Dear cobwedlondon, Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. We are extremely sorry to hear that we were not able to fulfill your expectations so you that you could enjoy the wonderful natural beauty of Tortuguero. First of all, I would like to clarify that Mawamba Lodge is located in the middle of the rainforest, on...

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The lodge is located in a very remote area where you can only reach by travelling in a boat for just over an hour. The accomodation has a canal on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other. It is an idyllic place with parrots and other birds making their presence known by creating background music. The lodges are...

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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you are going to spend time in Tortuguero, this is a wonderful lodge in an ideal location. Tortuguero is more rustic and out-of-the way than other more resort-y spots in Costa Rica, so don't expect 5-star comfort, but if you like nature and don't mind getting rained on some of the time (it's called "rain forest" for a reason),...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This location cannot be reached by car, you have to take a boat(I believe they are arranged by the lodges) through the canals to the river. It's a very pleasant and adventurous journey. The lodge provides all the meals, which were quite good and the facilities were what you would expect for a rainforest lodge. A bit rustic, but it...

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect 3 days! Beautiful grounds, far away from cars and roads, which was a first for me and for most people I imagine! All you can hear are birds and the sea. It was very relaxing! The rooms are great! No TV, no phone, nothing that'll spoil the bird songs. No window too so you can hear everything! It's a...

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London
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This was the first stop out of San Jose on our trip. It felt like being in a different world. A totally idyllic location only 15 minutes away from the village on foot. Absolutely loved the boat trip through the canals to get there. The staff were attentive. The rooms are basic but clean and the bed was exceptionally comfortable....

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $358 - $602 (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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