Fodor's Expert Review Evergreen Lodge

2 km (1 mile) from Tortuguero village on Canal Penitencia, Tortuguero, Limón, 70205, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

The Evergreen offers an entirely different (and intimate) concept in Tortuguero lodging: whereas other lodges have cabins arranged around a clearing, at Evergreen they are built on stilts and penetrate deep into the forest. A network of walking trails extends to Canal Chiquerito, the third waterway inland. Cabins here—the site is owned by the Pachira Lodge folks—are made from deep red almond wood or gypsum wood. All have one double and one single bed, as well as venetian blinds for privacy. The list of inclusions in the all-inclusive rate are impressive, ranging from tours and transport to/from San José, to meals and lodging in Tortuguero. If that doesn't keep you entertained, there's also a pool, two bars, and a riverfront location close to the park entrance. Honeymooners make up a substantial portion of the clientele here. 

PROS

  • seclusion from other lodges
  • no minimum night stay required, like at most lodges
  • informative tours with knowledgeable guides

CONS

  • rustic rooms
  • farther from town than other lodges
  • quietest of area accommodation, so not a place if you look for action

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Romantic
Quiet
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2709–8213 | 2222–6840-in San José

HOTEL DETAILS

66 cabins
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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