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Anhinga Lodge

Anhinga Lodge

Destination: Tortuguero

At a Glance

    • In the rainforest
    • No beach access
    • Hiking trail
    • Spa
    • Personal Cabins

Anhinga Lodge is hidden beneath the rainforest canopy north of Tortuguero National Park where toucans ply the foliage looking for fresh fruit and iguanas sunbathe on the grassy shores of the Tortuguero River.

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As an all-inclusive lodge, Anhinga features one- and two-night packages, $210 and $280 during wet season (Sept. 1-Dec. 14) that include a selection of tours, meals and round-trip transportation from San Jose.


Cement pathways lifted several feet off the forest floor lead guests to their personal cabins, each with a patio, a stained-glass lantern and a rocking chair for taking in the sights and sounds of Tortuguero's secondary rainforest.  Inside, visitors will find vaulted ceilings, screen windows with lime green curtains, terracotta-tiled floors, desk, a safety deposit box and a fan hanging over the double and single bed. For Wi-Fi, visitors can use Anhinga Lodge's common room.


Anhinga Lodge's restaurant serves buffet-style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner included as part of the package deals. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes and gallo pinto (mixed rice and beans) with fresh fruit. Lunch and dinner often include typical Costa Rican dishes like rice, beans, squash and a choice of meat (like beef, chicken, fish or pork) plus pasta with marinara sauce.

Services and amenities

Visitors can join a variety of tours into Tortuguero village, the national park and the surrounding canals, based on their package, or hang around the lodge's turtle-shaped pool, relax at the spa, have a drink at the lodge's bar, or stroll through the half-mile nature loop at Anhinga's sister lodge, Pachira Lodge, located next door. Canoes and kayaks are available upon request.

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