Set on a riverbank and surrounded by jungle, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant serving fusion cuisine with Caribbean flavors. All rooms have river views. À la carte breakfast included in rate.

All rooms have screen windows, ceiling fans and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries.

The front desk can help arrange kayaking and sports fishing trips and visits to local villages and nearby turtle nesting sites when in season.

Tortuguero Airport is located just across the river from Tortuga Lodge, and San José is a 30-minute flight away. The nearest town is a 10-minute boat ride away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens has been welcoming guests since Mar 7, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room Type
Bedroom :
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom :
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa 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
    1,250 feet from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Do you know how we could get to your place from Arenal region. How long would it be by road? Is there an airport from Arenal Region to near you?
    Dear Guest, The only option to get from Arenal to Tortuguero is with a combination of a land transfer to La Pavona (3hours) and then a boat transfer ..
    Answered on 28 May 2021
  • Do you have wifi? Is it reliable? How far is it from Tortuguero airport?
    We offer free Wi-Fi connection of 100MB. We are located just in front from Tortuguero Airstrip at 2 minutes by boat.
    Answered on 3 January 2022
  • Hi there, Do you offer a free shuttle from San Jose? Thank you!
    Free shuttle transfer from San Jose to Tortuga Lodge is not included. We can offer private transportation services for extra cost.
    Answered on 3 January 2022
  • how to travel from san jose to the hotel
    Private transportation from San Jose to La Pavona: Jan 2022 to June 30th 2022: $317.20 from 1 to 6 people. July 01st to Dec 31st 2022: $329.40 from 1 ..
    Answered on 3 January 2022
  • Hi, we would like to stay with you from 7- 10 January. Can you organise a shuttle service from San Jose to your hotel- how much is it for 2 people?
    Private transportation from San Jose to La Pavona is $317.20 and the shared boat transportation from La Pavona to Tortuga Lodge is $32.50 per person d..
    Answered on 3 January 2022
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    The Green Turtle

    Food: Caribbean, Seafood, Local, International, Latin American

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • River view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Pool with view
  • Saltwater pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


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 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 11 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover Tortuga Lodge & Gardens accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please let Tortuga Lodge & Gardens know your expected arrival time at least 3 days in advance.

You can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property using the contact details found on your booking confirmation.

Please note that the reception is closed from 22:00 until 06:00. It is not possible to check in outside the normal reception opening times. Due to its secluded location on a river bank, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens can only by accessed by a combination of ground transportation and boat rides. Guests can also arrive to the site through a domestic flight. The nearest town is a 10-minute boat ride away.

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid separately during your stay. KEEP IN MIND THAT AFTER 4PM THERE ARE NO PUBLIC NOR PRIVATE BOATS AT LA PAVONA DOCK TOWARDS TORTUGUERO, PLEASE CALL US BEFORE YOU BEGIN TRANSIT TOWARDS TORTUGUERO.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens is 1,300 feet from the center of Tortuguero.

  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Hand massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Neck massage
    • Walking tours
    • Full-body massage
    • Swimming pool
    • Back massage
    • Head massage

  • Tortuga Lodge & Gardens has 1 restaurant:

    • The Green Turtle

  • Guests staying at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • À la carte

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

  • Check-in at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

  • Yes, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Family