Mawamba Lodge

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Overview of Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge

3.0 star property
Tortuguero beach lodge with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,8/10 Fabulous

73 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Tortuguero Canals, Tortuguero, Limon, 10980-1000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Pool bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pools

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About this area

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 163 min drive
  • Tortuquero (TTQ) - 3.7 miles/6 km
  • Free area shuttle

About this property

Mawamba Lodge

3-star lodge by the river
Free cooked-to-order breakfast, a poolside bar, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Mawamba Lodge. Be sure to enjoy Regional cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Enjoy onsite activities like ecotours, boat tours, and hiking/biking. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • A free area shuttle, an area shuttle, and a front desk safe
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Room features
All guestrooms at Mawamba Lodge offer amenities such as safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and shampoo
  • Ceiling fans and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 58 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via airplane or boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking


  • Free area shuttle within 4 kilometers

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar

Traveling with children

  • Free local shuttle

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Boat tours


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Asante Sana - Onsite bar.

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero
Mawamba Lodge
Mawamba Tortuguero
Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero Hotel Tortuguero
Mawamba Lodge Lodge
Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero
Mawamba Lodge Lodge Tortuguero

Frequently asked questions

Does Mawamba Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mawamba Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mawamba Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Mawamba Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Mawamba Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Mawamba Lodge?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Mawamba Lodge.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mawamba Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
What is there to do at Mawamba Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like boat tours and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Mawamba Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Soda Heliconia (3-min walk), La Taberna (3-min walk), and Soda La Culebra (3-min walk).
What's the area around Mawamba Lodge like?
Mawamba Lodge is located on the waterfront, a short 2-minute walk from Tortuguero National Park and 6 minutes' walk from Tortuguero National Park Office.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Very beautiful hotel!
Julie, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Sam, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Salma, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing place to access the natural preserve and national park. Staff were very friendly and went above and beyond!
Javier, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shay, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The rooms: no coffee maker, no fridge, shared veranda with other guests. The common areas: beautiful common areas overlooking the river. There are private docks for use which we used often due to the set up of the verandas. The pool area is fine and will definitely meet your need for cooling down. The food: One of the most pleasant surprises was the food. It is exceptionally good (except the fish tacos as they are breaded and fried).
Carol, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The rooms were gorgeous - like lodges and had balconies with hammocks and a beautiful garden view. The grounds were lovely, full of wildlife, which we were shown on the hotel’s tour of the gardens.
Sue, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel was very big with a lot of beautiful scenery. It was away from the village but a 5 minute walk there
Alisha M, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property was so beautiful and there were so many animals to see just from our deck and on short walks around the hotel
Genevieve, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christine, 3-night trip
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