Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTortuga Lodge & Gardens Tortuguero
The customer service was first class, the food was excellent. Great place to stay.
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... unhappy with me. They are like swollen sausages and I have cankles!!! Nothing, and I mean nothing, dries here. The humidity is so high that you just can't dry stuff, so once something is wet, it is wet and stays that way. I'm getting blisters from two of three pairs of shoes and the other pair rubs directly over my sunburn on my cankle. Choices, choices. As for the sun shirt comment, I was wearing a sun shirt which is why the only sunburn I have (so far) is from mid-thigh ...
... longest staying customers ever! The other tourists who stay have definitely being older than us, looking around the 30 mark mostly. They don't stay long enough for us to bother trying to make friends. It's been difficult trying to pass time, the weather has been excellent and the food has been ok, as I'm writing this it's really quiet and relaxing and a green hummingbird just passed. Amazingly the staff have just brought us a pina colada, with rum and everything in an ...
... tour to watch the laying of the eggs. The island is part of a national park and there are very strict rules about who is allowed to lead guides and each day they get allocated a slot for their group. Fortunately I got the earliest one of 8 - 10pm, as I do like my sleep. I was in a group with a French family of 3. Wearing my requested dark clothes we walked through the dark forest trying to avoid the muddiest part of the path and therefore brushing up against the bushes. I do ...
... eggs at certain times, for example the first couple of days of the nesting season as those eggs are likely to be damaged by turtles laying eggs on following nights. This compromise seems to be working well and local people know they can make a living from the tourists who come to see the turtles. We did not go out at night to see if we could spot one as it is only the odd Leather Back who comes to lay at the moment as it is still early in the season.
... Although this was easily my favourite place in Costa Rica so far I could never live here as the flies would drive me mad. We were told we might see some baby turtles at the beach in the early evening so went off to see if we could see any but there weren't any.
As we had some time to kill before our turtle tour we got some beers and headed back to the cabina to chill for a bit. We weren't sure if we would see much as it was near the end of the nesting season but when ...