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Located between the Caribbean Sea and the canals of Tortuguero National Park, Mawamba Lodge is accessible by boat or plane only. It offers spacious rooms and features an outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant featuring local and international a la carte menu. Breakfast is included in rate and is also served a la carte.

The front desk can assist in reservations for boat tours, kayaking, and canoe trips. Walking tours are available to Cerro Tortuguero and night walks. During turtle nesting season (July to October) night tours are arranged.

Each rustic room here features wooden décor and comes equipped with a seating area and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. They also include a private balcony with a hammock and rocking chairs.

At Mawamba Lodge you will find an outdoor swimming pool. Lush tropical gardens and direct beach access for leisurely walks.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Mawamba Lodge has been welcoming guests since May 10, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beach
  • Tortuguero Beach

    7.7 Good beach
    0 feet from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Flight lands at 7am, can we make it?
    Hi there, Unfortunatley, by the time the plane parks, and you retrieve your luggage and passing by immigration it will be about 8am by the time you a..
    Answered on 12 February 2020
  • I live in San Jose. What is the best way to get to the property. I could drive but I also see you have a bus. Flying seems a bit expensive.
    Hello and greetings! If you are planning to come to Tortuguero from San Jose, yes you can drive. The drive should take you to the Embarcadero La Pavon..
    Answered on 25 January 2021
  • booking a week long stay in mid april is it possible to arrange a shuttle from the airport? just trying to figure out the best way to get to the resor..
    Hello. In order to arrive in Tortuguero there is a need of taking a land transfer from San Jose and then a boat transfer from the pier in Guapiles. Th..
    Answered on 19 January 2021
  • We are planning to drive to the lodge leaving our car at the park. It is sage enough to leave the car there 2 days?
    It has been very safe to leave the car at the embarking point, many people do that and its the only place to leave the car. There is a parking cost, p..
    Answered on 4 June 2021
  • Hello. Is your wifi stable and strong enough for me to work remotely on my computer from your lodge?
    Hello. We offer wifi service in all the public areas of the Lodge and it offers a good connection, altough there may be local power outs from time to ..
    Answered on 15 February 2021
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Area info *
2 Restaurants On Site

    Main Restaurant

    Food: Latin American

    Katonga Floating Restaurant

    Food: Latin American

Amenities of Mawamba Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shuttle service
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish

    House rules

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    2:00 PM - 8:00 PM


    6:00 AM - 11:00 AM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


    The entrance to the property is closed between 9:00 PM and 5:30 AM

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa American Express Mawamba Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Access is only by boat or by plane. Due to this location, a combination of land transportation and boat ride is required to get to Mawamba Lodge,

    The Lodge offers daily boat transfers from the dock in Guapiles at an additional cost. Otherwise guests may arrange their own boat transportation but should let Mawamba Lodge their expected arrival time at least 3 days before arrival. Please contact the property to confirm your transportation method and inquire about any additional information.
    Please note that the reception is closed from 20:00 until 05:30. It is not possible to check in outside the normal reception opening times


    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    Please inform Mawamba Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Legal info

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

    FAQs about Mawamba Lodge

    • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Mawamba Lodge.

    • Check-in at Mawamba Lodge is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Room options at Mawamba Lodge include:

      • Double

    • Mawamba Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Beachfront
      • Beach
      • Swimming pool

    • The prices at Mawamba Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Guests staying at Mawamba Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • À la carte

    • Mawamba Lodge is 1.3 miles from the center of Tortuguero.

    • Mawamba Lodge has 2 restaurants:

      • Main Restaurant
      • Katonga Floating Restaurant