Tortuguero Places to Stay
Tortuguero's in the wild bayou of Costa Rica, caught between the beach and the rainforest connected through a series of canals. You'll find the cheapest and most accessible lodging in Tortuguero village, but the vast majority of places to stay are tucked away inside the rainforest along Totuguero's canals. These ecolodges offer all-inclusive stays with round-trip transportation.
Tortuguero village has the most affordable accommodations and is the closest to the airport and water taxis – the easiest way in and out of town. Near to the beach and the national park, the village is the most accessible area for budget travelers. You'll find small family-owned cabins (called cabinas in Costa Rica), dorms and B&Bs throughout the village with low- and mid-range options. Miss Junie's is a mid-priced hotel at the north-end of Tortuguero village that offers rooms close to the beach and some of the best cooking in the area.
For $10 to $20 a night, you can find hostels with private rooms or dorms; shared or private bathrooms. Some hostels offer breakfast while others have fully-equipped communal kitchens.
For $50 to $70 a night, you'll find hotels with private rooms, bathrooms, fans and Wi-Fi close to the beach.
All-inclusive hotels in the Tortuguero Canals
Hotels outside of Tortuguero village offer all-inclusive accommodations with packages featuring round-trip transportation, rooms, meals and tours for one to three night stays. While tours vary between lodges, most include a visit to Tortuguero village, a trip into the national park, afternoon or nighttime canal tours and optional canoe/kayak tours. Visitors planning a trip between July 1 and October 31 can sign up for nighttime turtle nesting tours.
For $200 to $300 per night for two people, you'll find ecolodges offering all-inclusive packages, private open-air bungalows and cabins with bathrooms, hot water and fans. Most ecolodges have pools, community areas with Wi-Fi, bars and botanical gardens.