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Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 10 October 2013

every aspect of this trip was incredible. from our guide Richard Smith, to the lodge, to the food and other people visiting this beautiful country. One suggestion, if you are not used to the heat and humidity, try to prepare yourself as much as possible. no A/C in the rooms

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holland
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The Mawamba lodge was the first place were we stayed during our incredible journey in Costa Rica. The lodges are situated around the the central building and we were lucky to have a lodge near the beach. The lodge was fully equiped with a ceiling fan enough lamps and space to store the lugage and most important the bed was...

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

Dear HollandWanderer, Thank you very much for writing and for taking the time to review and comment on your visit to Mawamba Lodge. We are very happy to hear that you had a nice time in Tortuguero and enjoyed your visit to the area. September is definitely a great month to come to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, the...

London, UK
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We booked the 2 nights, 3 days package in Sep. We are not keen on packages but this is seems the only economical way to visit Torguero due to its secluded location. We booked as a party of 2 (my wife and I) and were surprised to be added to a Dutch tour group of 17 others that we didn't...

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

Dear gigglybebe, Thank so much for taking the time to write about your experience. I am very sorry to hear about your dissapointment with our manager and the seating arrangements, and hope that we had been able to assist you with your needs and wants in a better way. Our seating arrangement at Mawamba Lodge is something we have talked...

northern ireland
Reviewed 30 September 2013

The thing to remember about this place is that it is a wildlife lodge, so don't expect it to be wall to wall luxury. The rooms are basic, but clean, no aircon or any other electrical gadgets. Beds are big and comfy, but due to getting up early and returning late, you don't spend much time in them! The food...

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

Dear saraleet, We were delighted to hear about your visit and to know that you had an excellent enjoyable time in Tortuguero. Glad that you got to see the great wildlife that lives in the area, the turtles and enjoy the wonders of nature that surround us. Thank you again.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 September 2013

My partner and I stayed here for 3 days/2 nights and it was an incredible experience. I was very fortunate to have met a family member whose Aunt & Uncle own this place. The service was great. The cabin was very clean and well kept. The food was excellent. We did two excursions; eg, the night time sea turtle experience...

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Newark
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I have somewhat mixed feelings about this hotel. The wildlife sightings (done with our guide, Ed) were GREAT, and he was very straightforward about telling us which hikes/tours would see the most. It is annoying that if you stay for longer, you have to pay for the early morning boat ride, while if you only stay one night it's included,...

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

Dear Jessie S, Thank you so much for writing and for sharing your experiences about Tortuguero and Mawamba Lodge. I am so delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife sightings and the overall experience. To clarify your concern about the early morning boat ride, all of our tours include a boat tour in the canals, but those people who...

Monterrey
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stayed here with our two young children and had a great time. Our guide Steven was fantastic and very knowledgable. He made this stay a great success! We saw a lot of animals and enjoyed the fantastic nature surroundings. The tours that are offered are a lot of fun, but they are overpriced. Our kids (4 and 6) paid...

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Vevey, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Wonderful scenery It’s a nice eco-loge; you can’t find what you dream about there, but for a loge in such a remote area and applying lots of environment program and animal protection – it’s a very good. The management is present, staff is friendly. The boat trip on the jungle is out of the world. My recommendation: The bath rooms...

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Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This hotel was personally recommended to me by my trip planner, my husband and I paid an extra fee to stay here because of the extra transportation cost. We were quite disappointed by our stay though for a number of reasons. We went in August and it was extremely hot and very very humid on the river, which of course...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed here in July 2013 and, despite the rains, we couldn't have asked for a better introduction to costa rica! The lodge itself is beautiful, well managed with great foo and rooms. The staff are extremely friendly and the guides were really excellent. All of the excursions and tours were well organised to ensure you can make the most...

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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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  • 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: $354 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mawamba Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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“There are some lucury rooms which give a bit more privacy and quietness at night”
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“Rooms at the north end are quieter as further from the boat docks.”
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