This family-friendly lodge is situated on Costa Rica's north Caribbean coast, just a 5 minute boat ride from the main entrance to Tortuguero National Park. There are 55 rooms, all en-suite, spacious and kept cool by ceiling fans. The lodge has 2 acres of grounds for you to explore, with canopy walkways giving you fine views of the rainforest.
The dining room is light and airy. Generous buffet-style meals are served here, allowing you to sample as many different dishes as you wish. The bar is a great place to relax and discuss travel stories with fellow guests over a refreshing drink, and you can enjoy quiet downtime in the lounge. There's an inviting outdoor swimming pool, ideal for cooling off in the midday heat. The spa offers a range of services including massages to ease tired muscles.
Activities available include boat trips, kayaking, forest walks and wildlife spotting in Tortuguero, known for its varied flora and fauna. You can also watch turtles if you're here during the egg-laying season, July to October.
Open: Evergreen Lodge is open all year.
Location: The lodge is in north east Costa Rica, just a 5 minute boat ride from Tortuguero National Park. From San Jose you travel by bus for about 2 hours followed by a motorised boat ride of around an hour.
Rooms: There are 55 guest rooms, all en-suite with hot and cold running water. They are kept cool by ceiling fans. The accommodation is simple but comfortable.
Activities: Take motor boat rides, go kayaking and guided nature walks in Tortuguero National Park whilst looking out for monkeys, lizards, otters, turtles, caiman and birds, follow the canopy tour in the lodge’s grounds. From July to October you may see nesting green turtles, with evening walking tours to watch them on the beach. Fishing is good between January and May, and again from August to October.
Facilities: The lodge is set in 2 hectares of grounds. There is a restaurant and a bar, with a TV and music. Outside there is a swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and large sunbathing area with loungers. The al fresco resting area is a good place to sit among the trees between excursions. The spa offers massages.
Dining: Meals are served buffet style at set times, and there is wine to accompany dinner. Meals are eaten at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.
Health: Other than the province of Limon, Costa Rica has low to no risk of malaria.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access, but this can be patchy.
Notes: Wellington boots and ponchos are available for guest use.
Traversing this small country you'll be amazed by the richness and variety of the scenery and wildlife.
Experience the rich diversity of Costa Rica's ecosystems and marvel at the array of bird and animal life at wildlife hotspots.
If you're an adrenalin junkie and love nature this holiday is for you. A rip roaring coast-to-coast adventure across Costa Rica!
"I feel a bit mean giving Evergreen Lodge an average because we did have a very good stay there. There is so much to see that Torteguero was certainly a highlight for us. The bungalows were clean and comfortable and it does have 2 swimming pools, so not much to complain about. I suppose it was a bit busier than we would have wanted, more people and therefore noise and the food was rather canteen style. Because we were there 3 nights the meals did get a bit boring. Sadly they did try to rectify that by coming out with specially cooked meals for us but only after we were half-way through eating."
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