It features exuberant gardens, private forest reserve, billiard table, panoramic dock, covered walkways, and an exclusive art gallery.

The hotel’s exclusive rooms, with their rustic style and sophisticated décor, connect guests with the surrounding environment of a wildlife sanctuary and the nearby water canals. Hotel facilities include the “Ara Macaw” Restaurant (serving afro-Caribbean fusion cuisine, a special combination of local Caribbean flavours and scents) and the “Morpho Bar”, where you can enjoy extraordinary cocktails.

  • Manatus Hotel is located on the North-eastern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, about 254kms/158miles from San José (across both land and water – the journey lasts around 5hours) near the Tortuguero National Park.
  • Manatus is the only hotel that has A/C in the area.
  • Manatus is the only hotel with Cable TV.
  • Swimming pool
  • Exuberant gardens
  • Private forest reserve
  • Satellite internet
  • Billiard table
  • Panoramic dock
  • Laundry service
  • Gym
  • Covered walkways
  • An exclusive art gallery
  • Spa services.

    First class hotel service experience is the rule rather than the exception. We offer you spacious rooms with luxury finishes, all having:

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cable TV
    • Mini Bar
    • Two Queen Size Beds
    • Private Solarium



    Enjoy nature at its maximum splendor, without sacrificing comfort. The exuberant gardens at Manatus Hotel will give you a sense of peace and tranquility. Enjoy the variety of tropical flowers, exotic plants and amazing birds you can see just by walking around the hotel gardens.

    Day 1: Departure early in the morning from the hotel in San José to the northern Caribbean lowlands, to the Tortuguero town. Breakfast will take place at Rancho Roberto’s Restaurant in Guápiles, on the way to Caño Blanco dock located in Siquirres. By boat you will travel first on the river and then through the canals that run parallel to the coast until Tortuguero National Park. The ride provides an excellent chance to take a closer look to wildlife.

    Upon arrival, lunch will take place at the hotel’s “Ara Macaw” Restaurant.

    In the afternoon visit the village of Tortuguero which lies in the northeastern corner of the park, on a thin strip of land between the sea and the main canal, and to the Caribbean Conservation Corporation’s visitor center and turtle museum.

    Dinner included at the hotel’s “Ara Macaw” Restaurant.

    Overnight stay in Manatus Lodge

    Day 2: After breakfast there will be a boat tour along the Tortuguero Canals. Tortuguero is one of the most important nesting sites in the western half of the Caribbean for the green turtle from June to September each year. The park is formed by a navigable network of lakes and canals with a large variety of wildlife, including monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, sloths, turtles and more than 300 species of birds.

    In the afternoon enjoy another ride by boat through secondary canals.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included at the hotel’s “Ara Macaw” Restaurant.

    Overnight stay in Manatus Lodge

    Day 3: Breakfast will be at the hotel’s “Ara Macaw” Restaurant, then transfer by boat and then by bus to Guápiles, where lunch will be served at Rancho Roberto’s Restaurant. After lunch we will head back to San José.

    This Package Includes:

    • Ground and boat transportation from/to San José
    • Bilingual guide
    • Two-night stay in a standard room at Manatus Lodge
    • Typical Costa Rican breakfast en route on day one at Rancho Roberto’s Restaurant
    • Welcome cocktail
    • Six meals (a la carte Afro-Caribbean fusion menu) at the hotel’s “Ara Macaw” Restaurant and non-mixed drinks
    • Typical Costa Rican lunch en route on day three at Rancho Roberto’s Restaurant
    • Two boat tours to the Tortuguero Canals
    • One tour to the Tortuguero Village and to the local Museum


    In the process of implementing the CST



    CST_inglesThe Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program – CST – is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board and it is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission. The certification is based on an accreditation of a scale of 5 “levels” of sustainable tourism achievement.

    CST gives you reliable information regarding companies that make efforts to improve their management and operations to offer a sustainable product. It is also a good tool to differentiate those companies that are truly engaged with sustainable practices, from others that claim to be sustainable but are inconsistent in their actions.


    The range of prices scale is based on the following criteria:

    $          Refers to Budget accommodation: ranging from $70-100

    $$        Medium: $100 – 150

    $$$      Upscale: $150 – 200

    $$$$    Premium: $200+

    These measures are meant to be used as a reference only and they are calculated on double occupancy, standard room, quoted in U.S. Dollars and include a 13% sales tax; on both high and low seasons.

    You can always refer to these prices as selection criteria.