La Baula Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Baula Lodge Tortuguero
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... new shuttle bus waiting for me. I had been recommended to stay at 'Rocking J's' apparently a big party hostel and so booked into there. Exhausted from the past 3 weeks partying I was pleased to find that the hostel was only at 20% of its full 150 people capacity. I spent two nights in Puerto Viejo and both nights managed to find some very nice people who I went for dinner with. The best thing about travelling joint with seeing new places is the variety of people that you get ...
... on the other. Our eyes adjusted to the darkness and I could see the girls up ahead of us behind the guide holding each others hands. We trudged along through the sand at a fast pace, following closely behind our guide who lead us around big logs and other debris that had washed up on the beach. We walked all the way to one end of the beach, then turned around and took a break in the sand for a while. At this point the girls were fading. They were hot and sweaty, and ...
... other, it's such a beautiful place.
The first night we arrived we went on a tour at 10pm in search of Green Turtles nesting eggs. We were lucky to see two turtles as it's the end of nesting season. What a magnificent site this was watching the turtle lay eggs, bury them and then head out back to sea. The turtles can lay up to 1000 eggs a season which runs from ...
... a hole in the sand to lie in and then with her back flippers she digs a chamber downwards in which to drop her eggs. This process can take about an hour. Meanwhile it had started to rain on the beach and we were getting slowly wet in the thunderstorm - we didn't care. We then were allowed to see our turtle in her bed, we crouched around her rear end and the guide shone a red torch so that we could see the eggs coming out. (No privacy for the poor mum giving birth). She layed between ...
... to people who have to depend on it for their transportation. As a result the first part of the trip was slow going, with people getting on and off the bus.
After several hours had a 20 minute stop at a big truck stop style place with resturant where we all got off and stretched our legs, bathroom break, and get something to eat if you wanted. We of course had eaten quesadillas earlier and snacked on Marie's and peanut butter along ...