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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Luis , the owner, was very gracious and informative about the small town of Optional, the Olive Ridley nesting and restaurants. We stayed in number 4 (there are four rooms in one building). Everything worked, especially the AC - it was hot and humid there. There is an instant electric hot water heater, and a warm shower was appreciated. There...

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Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 20 May 2015

A hidden gem! We were warmly greeting upon arrival by the owners Veronica and Luis. Luis escorted us to our room and was very happy to see us. We stayed here for only one night (wish I could have stayed longer) while we came to see the turtles nesting at night (will talk about this in another review). The room...

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1Thank Edwin H
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

From the moment Veronica and Luis greeted us at the front gate of their property, we new we would have a wonderful time at Turtle Lodge Ostional. The owners have huge hearts and their sense of welcome is palpable. To stay in a tropical cabina on stilts-- a tree house-- was a dream of mine. The treehouse is delightful, and...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 15 April 2015

In early March we stayed at Ostional Turtle Lodge in search of...turtles. It was supposed to be the perfect time to see them and as it turned out was, though we didn't see any turtles. We did see a lot vultures which seemed odd. But more about that in a bit. Finding the hotel was a monumental chore and took...

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Eastlake, Ohio
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This is an out of the way family owned hotel. The “town” it is located in has a few small places to buy basic food. I would recommend bringing food. It was a long bumpy ride to get there but I was there for the turtles. The best thing about the lodge is you could walk to the beach, which...

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1Thank Chia37
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here and had a very good time. The lodge is peaceful, quiet, clean,close from the sea and luis Who hosted us is very friendly and give good advice. Ostional turtle lodge is definitely a place i would recommend.

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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Highly recommended! We loved our stay at The Ostional Lodge. They work hard at being environmentally friendly and you can tell everything was painstakingly hand made, we especially loved the canopy with the billowing curtains and wood tables.. We loved it here! We dont mind the wildlife surrounding the lodge. Infact, we were looking hard for it! Saw some crabs...

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Nosara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Being in the center of natures glory, tucked in between mangroves and beach, The OstionalTurtle Lodge was beyond cool! The dark night, thousands of stars, we saw hundreds of turtles laying their eggs. I have lived in Nosara for years now but we decided to go for a close by stay-cation to catch the event. Such a delight to be...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We stayed 2 nights in the Chalet at Ostional Turtle Lodge and it was very pleasant. The comfort is basic but you have everything you need (including air con!), and it's not what you're looking for where you go there. We had a very unique piece of Nature staying there. Nice black/white sand beaches, beautiful sunsets & monkeys. If you're...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 January 2015

I suspect knowing what you're getting yourself into greatly affects your experience at this place. I was booked here by a travel agent. I viewed the Ostional Turtle Lodge's website before arrival, and really feel the photos didn't represent my room at all (see my photos). This place was listed on my itinerary as a hotel, it is not. It...

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Luis S, Manager at Ostional Turtle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review; we are neither a Hotel or a Hostel. We are listed under Specialty Lodging. A Lodge is by most definitions an accommodation in a rustic area. The Ostional Wildlife Refuge is nesting grounds to three different types of turtles and hatchling place for millions of baby turtles a year. It is made out...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Explore the authentic Costa Rica countryside. Set on the mangrove, Ostional Turtle Lodge is a hideaway for those who appreciate nature and the beauty of a very uncommon place. Ostional Turtle Lodge is an eco friendly small lodge in the heart of Ostional. The beach main attractions include the mass nesting of the Olive Ridley sea turtle, and in smaller amounts the Leatherback and Green turtles. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ostional Turtle Lodge

Address: | 150M East From Tourist Information Booth, Ostional 50306, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Ostional
Price Range: ₹ 2,619 - ₹ 4,583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“# 4 was fine, most likely 1-3 are as well. I have some misgivings about staying above the rancho (but the view may be worth it)”
 of 5 bubbles CBY56, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask about the room over the deck/sitting area.”
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 of 5 bubbles 486edwinh, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“Get the chalet.”
 of 5 bubbles glsisk, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Go for the Chalet/ Tree House its still cheap and much neater experience”
 of 5 bubbles Chia37, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“BY Nightlife, I mean the turtles on the beach. There was a restaurant on the main road that was having a lively party:-)”
 of 5 bubbles aratik2014, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
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