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Beach and Canalside Hotel in Tortuguero National Park

Mawamba Lodge is located on a narrow strip of rainforest between unspoilt Caribbean beaches and the Tortuguero canals in Costa Rica. The region is home to interconnecting rivers, canals, lakes and has a diverse eco-system abundant with rare birdlife and wildlife. It also sits in the very heart of Tortuguero National Park, a short distance from Tortuguero village and approximately 2.5 hours from bustling capital, San José. 

Mawamba Lodge boasts 50 standard lodge rooms and 6 superior rooms which are decorated with natural wood finishes and muted colour palates which exude a relaxing, rustic ambience. Standard rooms have garden views, double or single beds, en-suite facilities and ceiling fans, while superior bungalow style accommodations feature king-size beds, spacious bathrooms and canal views. Hidden away among clusters of emerald trees are the hotel swimming pool, whirlpool and renowned open-air Red Eye Tree Frog Project. Take an early morning dip, enveloping your senses with the lilting sounds of bird song, or enjoy a guided tour of the fascinating amphibian project.

Mawamba Lodge has two restaurants. Mamba - located by the swimming pool and beach serves delicious cuisine buffet style, while Katonga is a floating restaurant offering lunch and dinner while gently cruising the canal. If you fancy a nightcap, Chelonia Bar offers tropical cocktails, beers, wines and spirits as well as soft drinks. Alternatively, you can enjoy hot beverages and a good book or check your emails in the Coffee Room next to reception. 

There are many activities to enjoy close to Mawamba Lodge, from day or evening canal boat trips to wildlife kayaking, village tours, nature walks and turtle nesting expeditions. Alternatively, if you seek more relaxing pursuits, opt for a spot of fishing or pamper yourself with a massage on the beach.


  • Rainforest, Beach and Canal Location
  • Relaxed Rustic Atmosphere
  • Abundant Wildlife to Discover
  • Several Excursions Available
  • Great On-site Dining Options


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  • Our Truly Individual Holidays allow you to choose the destinations, inclusions & budget

  • Our Escorted Small Group Tours offer fantastic itineraries, travelling with like-minded people

  • Winner of 'Best Tour Operator' at the 2019 & 2018 L.A.T.A. Achievement Awards

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind


Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2019 - Tour Operator Of The Year Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2018 - Tour Operator Of The Year

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Why book with Latin Routes?

  • Tailormake your holiday, including the destinations, inclusions and budget
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, we have a wide range of accommodation to suit you
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you to create your perfect holiday to Latin America

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  • You will be accompanied throughout by an experienced Latin Routes tour leader
  • Size does matter! This is why we keep our groups' maximum number to 16
  • Make Your Day Individual - Choose from 3 different experiences that are already included in the price

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  • We receive excellent reviews from our clients and have a fantastic score on Trustpilot.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind
  • An assured member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

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