Birdwatching, Fishing, Hiking, Nature Tours, Swimming
Mawamba Lodge is a welcoming eco-retreat located on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Lagoon and the Caribbean. Comfortable rooms have private bath, hot water and ceiling fans. There are two canal docks, a souvenir shop, volleyball court, relaxing ranchos with hammocks and a game room with pool table, darts, foosball, and table games for entertainment during free time. The swimming pool and Jacuzzi area features an open-air restaurant. Guided rain forest hikes, turtle walks, birdwatching, fishing and boat trips on the canals are offered, enhanced by daily lectures on Tortuguero’s natural history. Exploration of the tropical waterways and surrounding rain forest is serene an comfortable on modern boats which feature electric or supremely quiet four stroke engines. Nature trails through the forest and along the beach invite individual exploration, and a fascinating open-sky butterfly farm attracts multitudes of butterflies.
Approximate travel time from San José: 3 hours by car and boat, or 30 minutes by air.