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Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero

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Coimbra, Portugal
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212 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We've stayed 3 nights in these Cabinas and despite they provide very basic accomodation, I enjoyed the experience: it's safe, clean and it's located at beachfront. As I said, rooms are very basic (no A/C, but there is a fan), bathroom is small and due to the high humidity the air is a little stale, but everything is clean and... More 

1 Thank ana_teresa_simoes
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

The town is very difficult to get to, but it is also very beautiful. The hostel is right on the Beach with hammocks to lay in and enjoy the view of the ocean and the sound of the waves. The babyturtles crack their eggs on the same Beach and if you are lucky you get to see them. It is... More 

Thank Stine K
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

The location is perfect, right in the village and very close to the beach and to the park. The staff were amazing! Mayble was so sweet!!! The breakfast was tasty and the room was very clean. I loved my stay here and generally excellent value for the money.

Thank Adler E
Bath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We had a three night stay at this B&B. The staff were lovely and helpful, one of them met us at the dock to walk us to the hotel on the first night we arrived. Although the rooms were basic, they were very clean, being cleaned each day throughout our stay, with fresh towels provided daily too. No air con... More 

Thank Lindsay C
Bern, Switzerland
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51 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

The room was as adverdised, even though one of the matresses was really bad, like the worst in all of our travels around Costa Rica, where we stayed at 8 different hostels or cabina,... the breakfast was great, the people working there were great, helpful and very nice. a guy from the cabinas met us in la pavona and did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Rooms - diligently and spotlessly cleaned daily, with nice little touches to make the room nice. I was surprised to be honest, after being in hostels I didn't expect my room cleaned every day and it wasn't necessary - though very nice given the amount of sand I trudged in from walking on the beach daily. No air con but... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed here with another family and our children (ages 6,8,11,12). The location of the property was perfect! Right on the Caribbean! Calixto and his staff were very accommodating to us. We had a seamless arrival (yes, the trip to get to Tortuguero is an adventure in itself!) with attentiveness to our needs. The breakfasts were very nice and the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

This place is a 5 min. walk from the town center. It's right on the beach, and the location is excellent. The staff of this hotel will arrange everything for you - from meeting you at La Pavona boat desk, then meeting you at Tortuguero, arrange your tours, handle your stuff, etc. Very organized and helpful. With that, rooms are... More 

Thank RamiTelAviv_Israel
Tottori-shi, Tottori, Japan
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

My family and I had a great experience here at El Icaco. The staff and the location were fabulous. It was a fantastic bargain. 5 stars for the staff - extremely helpful! Calixto (spelling?) and Mabe the owners greeted us warmly and answered all our questions. Their children are adorable! Adolfo met us at La Pavona and helped us board... More 

Thank Melinda P
Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Enjoyed our stay overall. Rooms basic, warm with just a fan but no bugs so that was great! Location to town, beach, and hiking trails is good. Calipso the owner is helpful and friendly. He helped me organize our tours and onward travel to Limon by boat. He actually got his brother to pick us up in Moine who drove... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located right on the beach with: Free WIFI, hot water, fans, room with satellite TV, hammock ranch, laundry services, telephone & fax services, restaurant services, tour information, secure, and most importantly very clean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero

Address: 200 mtr south from the soccer field | Tortuguero Village, Tortuguero 10001, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: ₹ 2,046 - ₹ 2,523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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