Tortuguero is reached only by boat or small plane. My grandson and I went by canal boat. The Manatus Hotel is right in the middle of the rain forest. All rainforest sightseeing is by canoe or boat. We did our sightseeing in pouring rain. I decided I am not a rainforest gal, but the forest and its inhabitants were certianly interesting. We had a pleasant room with two queen beds, nice little enclosed patio and bathroom.
There are lots of insects and lizards in this type of environment. If you don't like these things, don't go to this type of area.
The hotel food was delicious. The staff was warm and friendly. They were concerned that our big day of sightseeing had to be done in a downpour and offered us another trip.
We enjoyed visiting the village of Tortuguero and speaking with people who live in this isolated area.
The Hotel provides boots for doing your own walk in the forest around the area of the hotel and also provided kayaks. We took advantage of both. Great little spot to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A room at Manatus Hotel begins with an extraordinary sense of peace and comfort. Your guest room is designed to inspire, its beauty connects you with the surrounding environment of a wildlife sanctuary and the water canals, while ensuring your comfort and convenience. Here at Manatus Hotel, the first class experience is the rule rather than the exception. We offer all the possibilities for family getaways, romantic escapades, vacations and wildlife adventures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manatus Hotel Tortuguero