Mawamba Lodge is a quiet, serene lodge located in Costa Rica’s Northern Caribbean coast. It is a few minutes boat ride away from the Tortuguero Village and accessible exclusively by boat. The lodge borders the Tortuguero National Park and pristine beach on one side and the wide lagoon on the other. Nestled in the lush rainforest, this is the ideal hideaway for nature lovers, couples looking for a secluded, romantic getaway, and small families eager to explore the national park and see the turtles who nest on its beaches.
The lodge consists of several intimate common areas, including a restaurant buffet, bar, beautiful pool, and several places to relax including a coffee lounge and floating hammock area. The gardens throughout the lodge are lovely and complete with their own iguanas, ranging from tiny and green to giant and proud. While you relax between tours, you can visit their butterfly and frog gardens and gift shop. The crown jewel of Mawamba is their floating restaurant, which takes you on a leisurely tour of the lagoon while a delicious three-course meal is prepared for you.
Mawamba Lodge offers several different packages and tours to its guests, which can include morning and afternoon boat tours, national park tours, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, bird watching tours, village visits, turtle nesting observation (seasonal), and a nocturnal walk at their own private park.
All rooms at Mawamba are constructed using fine woods and decorated to give a comfortable, rustic feeling. The windows have screens to keep out any insects and let in the sounds and views of the surrounding rainforest and gardens. Each room has a ceiling fan, a private bathroom, and a porch with a hammock. Standard rooms come with the following arrangement options: one king sized bed, one queen and one single, or two queens.
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All rooms at Mawamba are constructed using fine woods and decorated to give a comfortable, rustic feeling. The windows have screens to keep out any insects and let in the sounds and views of the surrounding rainforest and gardens.