Fodor's Expert Review Laguna Lodge

Between ocean and first canal inland, Tortuguero, Limón, 70205, Costa Rica

Laguna is the largest of the Tortuguero lodges, with a mix of concrete and wood buildings spread out over 12 acres of grounds on a thin sliver of land between the ocean and the first canal inland, and it hums with activity. Jam-packed package tours begin in San José and embark from boats at Caño Blanco, north of Siquirres. Rooms have wood floors and paneling and tiled bathrooms. The property includes a butterfly garden and a small network of trails through secondary forest. Set meal times can be restricting, but allow you to grab and go with buffet style dining at the open-air restaurant that extends out over the canal. The combo reception–gift shop–meeting room building seems to have sprung straight from the mind of Gaudí.

PROS

  • family pool
  • unique architecture
  • open-air restaurant that extends over the canal

CONS

  • large numbers of guests
  • not for those who crave solitude
  • some rooms on the basic side

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green
Lively
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2709–8082 | 2253–1100-in San José

HOTEL DETAILS

106 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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