Best Hotels & Eco-Lodges in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Best hotels and eco-lodges in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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In 1953 an American sea turtle researcher named Archie Carr traveled to the remote village of Tortuguero (“Place of the Turtles”) to investigate reports of a large turtle nesting ground. He was amazed by what he saw.

Tortuguero, Carr realized, was the most important green sea turtle nesting ground in the Western Hemisphere. Each year between June and October, tens of thousands of green sea turtles returned to the dark sand beach to lay their eggs.

Recognizing the region’s ecological importance, Carr alerted the Costa Rican government and in 1975 over 35 km (22 miles) of beach were set aside as Tortuguero National Park.

= Recommended
$ = Good Value
🐸 = Sustainable

Tortuguero Hotels – Luxury

Tortuga Lodge

Mawamba Lodge

Aninga Lodge

Evergreen Lodge

Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

Pachira Lodge

Manatus Hotel

Turtle Beach Lodge

Rana Roja Lodge

Tortuguero Hotels – Moderately Priced

Toucan & Tarpon Lodge

Hotel Miss Junie’s

La Baula Lodge

Tortuguero Hotels – Budget

Aracari Garden Hostel

Casa Marbella

El Icaco

La Casona

Cabinas Tortuguero

Miss Miriam

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