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La Baula Lodge

Waterfront lodge with outdoor pool, near Tortuguero National Park

  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
From
S$89

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Pococi, Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica
8.2.Very good.
  • Ronny and his family were very accommodating as we were the only guests at the lodge.

    May 12, 2021

  • Lovely staff, good breakfast. Note that the wifi is almost non existant at the lodge, and…

    Mar 4, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 45 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Tortuguero National Park - 1 min walk
  • Tortuguero National Park Office - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Cuatro Esquinas Island - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Playa Tortuguero - 0.1 mi / 0.2 km
  • Sea Turtle Conservancy - 0.1 mi / 0.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Economy Room
  • Standard Room

Location

Pococi, Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica
  • On the waterfront
  • Tortuguero National Park - 1 min walk
  • Tortuguero National Park Office - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Tortuguero National Park - 1 min walk
  • Tortuguero National Park Office - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Cuatro Esquinas Island - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Playa Tortuguero - 0.1 mi / 0.2 km
  • Sea Turtle Conservancy - 0.1 mi / 0.2 km
  • Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge - 0.8 mi / 1.3 km

Getting around

  • Tortuquero (TTQ) - 3.5 miles/5.6 km
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Size

  • 45 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time noon-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM*

Parking

  • No onsite parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, Spanish

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Ecotours nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Year Built - 1980
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • Cable/satellite TV channels

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Baula Lodge Tortuguero
  • La Baula Lodge Lodge
  • La Baula Lodge Tortuguero
  • La Baula Lodge Lodge Tortuguero
  • Baula Lodge
  • La Baula
  • La Baula Lodge
  • La Baula Lodge Tortuguero
  • La Baula Tortuguero
  • La Baula Lodge Costa Rica/Tortuguero
  • Baula Tortuguero

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 48 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, La Baula Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at La Baula Lodge.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM on request.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
8.2.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    The property had very nice gardens full of birds and other wildlife, and went from lagoon to lagoon. Very convenient to get to Tortuguero, but removed enough to be quiet and relaxing.

    Kurt, 3 night family trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    a wonderful vacation

    a wonderful accomodation for a short stay

    atalia, 1 night trip with friends, Feb 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Property is fine. No Tv. No air condition. Nice staff. Nice pool.

    Jose, 2 night family trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    La Baula was quite disappointing for our group. The family room that we booked was really small (although it had 3 beds) and the bugs were insane. We were met at the lodge with a cold drink and that was really nice and there were a couple of staff members that were lovely- however, the front desk staff was overtly rude to us from the moment we checked in. I tried to keep an open mind (cultural differences and all) but after 3 nights I avoided any contact with the desk staff to save myself the humiliation of 'annoying' them any further. The pool is a great amenity and we used it as much as possible because once you have done your tours, there is really nothing to do. The taxi service into the village is expensive (it was 40$ for our group of 7 to go across the river and back). The food is buffet style and was the same every day and lunch and dinner is 15$ pp.- so I would not recommend staying here for more than 2 nights. Also, they allow you to charge meals and drinks to your room, but insisted that you settle up each night. Wanted to like this place more and I think it caters to large tour groups mostly, so probably not ideal for friends traveling together as it felt like expensive summer camp.

    3 night trip with friends, Nov 30, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Stayed for 2 nights and loved the people who worked there. The main manager in the reception was also one of the brother who owned the place. He was great! Very friendly and helpful in organizing tours etc. The bar tender was also the Chef since it was low season. He was great too. Would recommend this place to my family and friends.

    Arun, 2 night trip, Oct 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Limited hot water though

    Sam, 2 night trip, Jul 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Idyllic Lodge in Rainforest

    We, a family of three, had a fantastic time at La Baula Lodge. The rooms are in colorful, tasteful casitas (about 6-8 rooms per casita), they are spacious, clean, and have a veranda with chairs. The Lodge has expansive beautifully landscaped grounds; we loved strolling around and admiring all the gorgeous flora, and look for the local wildlife. The property is surrounded by primary rainforest, which made for amazing wildlife sightings, such as observing the armadillos foraging at night, toucans flying over early morning, ant eaters in the dense forest along the Lodge's own 200 meter jungle trail, and huge iguanas sitting in the tree branches right at the riverside pavilion. We loved waking up to the sounds of howler monkeys, taking refreshing dips in the lovely pool, and taking in the magnificent views from the expansive dock, boardwalk and pavilion overlooking the river. La Baula Lodge is wonderfully secluded, yet just a very quick water taxi ride down the river to the village of Tortuguero. We also enjoyed the attentive service and very yummy breakfast, which is included, and usually consisted of eggs made to order, pinto gallo, fried plantains, pancakes, homemade jam, toast, fresh fruits, fruit juice, coffee/tea. We cannot praise the management and staff enough, everyone is very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We especially want to thank Luis, Fressie, and Charlie! La Baula is absolutely great value for money. We were sad to leave.

    Daniela, 1 night family trip, Jul 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Down to earth, quaint, and simply perfect! We loved the fact that it is not located in the main village. This allows for wild life to surround the hotel and waking up to Howler Monkeys screaming outside of your room, the abundance of bird sounds, and the lush green life around was beyond spectacular. Magical location!

    J.Albert, 2 night family trip, Jul 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    La Baula

    Pictures on hotel.com do not reflect the condition of the hotel. The floors had a lot of cracks and holes letting in insects and small lizards at when the lights were on in the room. Dark netting over windows didn’t allow much light in. Food was great. Bartender was amazing and went above and beyond during meal service, he made our visit! Overall great atmosphere, quiet and safe.

    Rebecca, 1 night romance trip, Jul 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Caribbean side of Costa Rica is less touristy (no big hotels, etc). The property is very simple - no air conditioning or much space for clothes but it was fine. Staff at La Baula were very happy to help with tours. We took a two hour early morning guided canoe tour, hiked up Tortuguero Hill and the National Park and watched a turtle lay her eggs on the beach at night. We didn’t book anything ahead of time and it was no problem. The town is very small and you have to take a water taxi wherever you go (super cheap and you can pay in US dollars or Colonas). No ATM in town so bring cash for the taxis. All restaurants and stores in town take credit cards. The Budda (sic) Cafe was excellent - it’s Italian, with pasta, pizza, salads and desserts. Plenty of local places with rice, beans and meat. Lovely people. Very relaxing.

    3 night family trip, Jul 3, 2019

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