Tortuguero National Park

Hotels & Lodging Tortuguero National Park

Lodging & Hotel options where the lush tropical rainforest meets the sea!

Tortuguero National Park, located on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, is the place where the lush tropical rainforest and the dynamic Caribbean Sea meet.

Every year, throngs of tourists flock to Tortuguero to be treated to all its splendor and biodiversity. The proximity between the jungles and the beach of Tortuguero, two very different environments, makes it a unique place with microhabitats that increase its biological diversity.

Because of this unusual environment, on the same day a very lucky tourist can spot a sea turtle nesting on the beach and a jaguar prowling in the jungle. This makes Tortuguero a haven for all sorts of nature enthusiasts that can take tours led by local guides that will help uncover its mysteries.

One of the most famous of these tours is the one to observe nesting sea turtles. Tortuguero National Park hosts the largest nesting population of the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the other three sea turtle species also nest on the Tortuguero beach. However, visitors travelling to Tortuguero must plan lodging far in advance because during the sea turtle nesting season lodging fills up quickly.

Tortuguero Village is located on the northern end of the National Park, whereas the village of Parismina, more out of the beaten path, is located on the southern end of the National Park.

Top 20 Options for Lodging Near Tortuguero National Park

Here, we give you a list with the top 20 options of lodging near Tortuguero National Park, Ten on the southern end and Ten on the northern end of the National Park.

Parismina Village (South)

Turtle Love

An intimate eco-lodge dedicated to sea turtle conservation, offering comfortable accommodations, communal kitchen, and volunteer opportunities. Perfect for travelers seeking a serene and immersive experience in nature.

Esmeralda Lodge

Provides rustic cabins amidst rainforest surroundings, with guided tours focusing on local wildlife and immersive nature experiences. Ideal for those looking to explore the lush greenery of Parismina.

Parismina Domus Dei

A charming guesthouse offering cozy rooms and a communal area for socializing, located conveniently close to village attractions and tours. Provides genuine local hospitality experience.

Cocolu

A sustainable lodge with beautifully decorated rooms, set in tropical gardens near the beach, offering local cuisine and wildlife tours. Offers a tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle.

Amaya’s Hostel

Budget-friendly accommodations with a social atmosphere, perfect for backpackers seeking a genuine local experience in Parismina. Great for meeting fellow travelers and exploring off-the-beaten-path spots.

Tarpon Lodge

Located near the river, Tarpon Lodge offers comfortable rooms and is known for its fishing trips and river tours. Ideal for fishing enthusiasts and those interested in river exploration.

Caribbean Paradise

Set in a tranquil location near the beach, Caribbean Paradise offers cozy accommodations and easy access to local tours. Provides a peaceful retreat with proximity to nature.

AirBNB Teresa Ching

A private accommodation option offering a homely stay with local hosts, providing insights into the daily life in Parismina. Offers a personalized and authentic travel experience.

ASTOP (Asociacion Salvemos las Tortugas de Parismina):

Offers accommodations with a focus on sea turtle conservation, providing educational programs and volunteer opportunities. Ideal for eco-conscious travelers interested in wildlife conservation.

Green Gold Lodge

A lodge set in a secluded area with access to nature trails and birdwatching, providing a peaceful retreat in the rainforest. Perfect for relaxation and nature exploration.

Tortuguero Village (North)

La Casona de Tortuguero

A comfortable lodge with a beautiful swimming pool near the main plaza, offering easy access to village activities and restaurants like La Casona Mexicana.

Miss Miriam’s Lodge

Provides cozy beachfront accommodations with a homely atmosphere, ideal for those wanting direct access to both the sea and village life.

Tortuguero Adventures

Offers cozy accommodations and specializes in adventure tours including canoeing, birdwatching, and guided hikes in Tortuguero National Park. Perfect for nature enthusiasts.

Sunset Cabins

Located near the beach, Sunset Cabins offers comfortable cabins with views of the sunset over the Caribbean Sea. Ideal for those seeking a tranquil beachfront retreat.

Aracari Garden Hostel

A charming hostel with a garden setting, offering budget-friendly accommodations and a communal atmosphere. Close to village amenities and tours.

Cabinas Rana Roja

An eco-lodge surrounded by rainforest, providing comfortable bungalows and guided tours focusing on local wildlife and conservation. Ideal for eco-conscious travelers.

Cabinas El Muellecito

Situated near the canals, offering simple yet comfortable rooms and personalized service, with easy access to boat tours and wildlife observation.

Casa Marbella

Located along the Tortuguero River, offering tranquil river views and guided canoe tours to explore the intricate canal system and wildlife.

Rainforest Paradise Lodge

Provides secluded cabins in a rainforest setting, with birdwatching and hiking trails nearby, offering a peaceful retreat in nature.

Casa Marbella Bed & Breakfast

A cozy B&B offering personalized service and comfortable rooms, with easy access to village activities and tours.

These locally owned lodges offer unique experiences and opportunities to connect with the natural beauty and vibrant culture of Tortuguero and Parismina. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, these options provide the perfect starting point to book a place to stay and begin your Tortuguero adventure.