Tortuguero is one of those places in the world that is a bucket list favorite. Only reachable by boat or plane, it is located on the northern Caribbean Sea coastline of Costa Rica, so just getting there is part of its magic. Let´s see what former guests have said about their stay at Manatus Costa Rica, the best hotel in Tortuguero with all the comforts of a VIP stay!
1. A wonderful introduction to Costa Rican hospitality!
One guest summed up their stay in Manatus Costa Rica with this! This couple went on to say in their review in Trip Advisor with this too:
What a gem of a hotel. Beautiful location, wonderful gardens, and fantastic staff. Loved our stay here.
Manatus Costa Rica sits on the Tortuguero canals, and the rooms, restaurant, pool, and main building are surrounded by beautiful, well-maintained tropical gardens that can be enjoyed by everyone.
So, you can sit out on your private terrace off your room and witness the bird and wildlife life that are attracted to the plants and tropical flowers too. It means that if you are a birdwatcher, Manatus Tortuguero is your place.
2. An out of the way paradise
We stayed in room #2 (the hotel only has 12 rooms). It was lovely with 2 large canopy beds, spacious, and had air conditioning. From what I understood, this is the only or one of the only hotels in the area with air conditioning!!!
And you are right! Manatus Costa Rica is the only hotel on the Tortuguero Canals with A/C and it is very welcomed after a steamy day out touring on the water, resting by the pool, or having a walk around the hotel.
The Manatus Costa Rica rooms are really beautiful. Fully equipped rooms include:
- Air conditioning
- Satellite tv
- Free Wi-Fi
- Private terrace with bench
- Queen size beds
- Outdoor private patio with shower
- Shower with hot water
- Hand-painted sinks
Manatus Costa Rica understands that staying in a secluded area embraced by nature doesn´t mean that comfort and a private place to retreat to relax and refresh should be sacrificed. It believes that this experience should be enhanced, and it has!
3. Wonderful stay at the Manatus
Our tour guide Luis was fabulous too. He was very informative. We saw tons of wildlife on our boat tours – though no manatees. We saw sloths and poisonous frogs on the trail behind the hotel.
Manatus Costa Rica includes 3 daily meals and tours within the daily room rate so that you don´t need to worry about those additional payments during your stay. So, sit back and enjoy some great meals and the tours with the best guides in the area.
Some of the great tours that Manatus Costa Rica offers its guests during their stay at Tortuguero include:
- Canal Boat Tour
- Tortuguero Village Tour
- Kayak Tour
- Night Turtle Nesting Tour (in season)
- Canopy Tour
- Twilight Tour
- Morning and Afternoon Boat Tours
When making your reservation, check with the great staff about the tours that are included in the room rate. Don´t forget to bring your binoculars, a rain jacket, and your camera, of course! This is wildlife watching in overload.
4.Manatus Hotel is a gem next to Parque Nacional Tortuguero
This wonderful boutique hotel caters to those who want to experience adventure while also being pampered from the moment you arrive, chauffeured by boat.
Perfectly said! Manatus Costa Rica and its professional staff are dedicated to making your stay as memorable as possible. From the moment, you are picked up and while you enjoy Tortuguero, Manatus Costa Rica will ensure that the experience is excellent.
Tortuguero is one of those places that the journey to it is part of the adventure and the perfect introduction to what awaits you at the destination. Whether you take the 1.5-hour boat ride from the put-in through the rainforest-laden water canals that are full of wildlife, or you decide to fly into Tortuguero and enjoy the scenic aerial views of the coastline and the water canals, both are spectacular.
5. A hidden gem
The hotel and tours were excellent. The hotel itself was clean and the grounds were full of wildlife. On arrival, the owner was there to greet us and we sat down to a 3 course a la carte lunch. The food and staff were amazing.
The Ara Macaw Restaurant is Manatus Costa Rica´s one-site dining eatery. Specializing in Afro-Caribbean fusion bringing out the best in local, Caribbean flavors, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are delicious!
Remember that all meals are included in your room rate so sit back and enjoy the flavors, aromas, and inspiration that the world-renowned chef has designed and creates daily for the Manatus Costa Rica´s guests.
Manatus Costa Rica invites you to experiences the wonders of Tortuguero, a hidden gem in the rainforest only reachable by water canals. This is one of Costa Rica´s most exciting destinations where wildlife rules and Manatus Costa Rica the special touches.