In the Rio Dulce river near a 16th century castle the Tortugal Boutique River Lodge peninsula is bathed by almost constant on shore breezes providing a cool and refreshing place.

This special location upriver from the village and bridge gives the pleasure of clean water for swimming in the deliciously reviving Rio Dulce.

A nicely located diving platform leads to the floating sun deck thoughtfully furnished with comfortable loungers providing the ideal place to watch river traffic going by.

Fiber optic wifi throughout. Free vehicle parking and pickup at parking lot or municipal dock. Use of our kayaks, water refills no extra charge. Library, homemade food, dog to pet.

All rooms have views of either the river or the jungle. All rooms except El Ranchito have a private bathroom. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. Rooms are kept cool with overhead fans and thick native roofs.

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

Tortugal Boutique River Lodge has been welcoming guests since Nov 4, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, American

Private parking available


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Room Type
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 twin bed
Bedroom 2:
1 twin bed
Bedroom 3:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 4:
3 twin beds
Bedroom 5:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
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.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    Se puede tener un clima muy agradable durante los meses de octubre a abril con lluvias ocasionales, días y noches soleados pero frescos. De mayo a sep..
    Answered on 9 January 2020
  • Hello, we are traveling by bicycles can we take the bicycles on the boat to get to your place?
    Yes absolutely .
    Answered on 11 February 2022
  • We are arriving by car. Is parking free? Does the water taxi operate on a fixed schedule or will it pick us up when we want? How late can we arrive?
    We have 2 free parking bays in a secure parking lot. It works on a 1st come basis. Should they be full, its 50Q a night. Do not use G. Maps for Tortug..
    Answered on 17 January 2023
  • Hola! Que tan factible es de ahí manejar en auto hacia Semuc champey? Es muy complicado? Y si es así, en el área ofrecen tours por el día ? Gracias !
    Muy buenas tardes. La posibiladad de viajar a Semuc es muy facil, como tambien ofrecemos Tours en el Caribe. Uno de ellos es el tour a Playa Blanca, ..
    Answered on 23 July 2021
  • what will be the price for a group of 9 adults and 2 kids and also can we bring our own liquor
    Buenas tardes. El precio para 9 personas es de Q 1610.40 mar Q 567.30 para las otras dos personas dependiendo de cuanto años tengan los niños. Feliz..
    Answered on 31 July 2021
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


Amenities of Tortugal Boutique River Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Happy hour
  • Movie nights
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Massage chair
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Solarium
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

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3:00 PM - 7:30 PM


7:30 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 7:30 PM and 7:30 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 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

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

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Tortugal Boutique River Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that this hotel is accessible only by boat. Tortugal will contact you after booking with a welcome letter with direction to free secure parking, phone numbers to call for our free water taxi and what to do upon arrival by bus.

Please do not bring in food or drink. Smoking is allowed only in restricted areas. Children under 5 must be supervised as there are elevated walkways over water and rocks. Some rooms are not suitable for children.

Many species of birds and animals and a mangrove forest can be found on the property.

When traveling with pets, please note that an extra charge of Q50 per pet, per night applies.

FAQs about Tortugal Boutique River Lodge

  • Tortugal Boutique River Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Solarium
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Massage chair
    • Movie nights
    • Happy hour

  • Check-in at Tortugal Boutique River Lodge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Tortugal Boutique River Lodge include:

    • Bungalow
    • Suite
    • Double
    • Quad
    • Chalet

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

  • Tortugal Boutique River Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Guests staying at Tortugal Boutique River Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • American
    • À la carte

  • Tortugal Boutique River Lodge is 0.6 miles from the center of Río Dulce.