on the Northeast area of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, between the Tortuguero
Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. You can reach the lodge by land/boat or
by air. By land is a 3 hours drive from San Jose towards the Port of
Marina followed by a 2 to 2 1/2 riverboat trip along the Canals of Tortuguero
to Mawamba Lodge. By air, take a 30 minutes flight from San Jose to
Tortuguero Airstrip. This airstrip is just 5 minutes boat-ride to the
Grupo Mawamba (Costa Rican)
is a 15 acre beachfornt lodge located on the right side of Tortuguero
offering nice views to the Canals. It is the ideal hideaway for nature
lovers and people seeking soft adventure.
is a navigable network of lakes and canals that crosse the National
Park from Southeast to the Northwest. This allows a great diversity
of fauna and flora of the region to be seen at close hand. Activities
include day excursions to Tortuguero National Park, visit to the town
and Caribbean Corporation of Conservation (CCC). During season (July-September)
night tours to search for the nesting of the Green Turtle (Chelonia
Mydas) are available.
beautiful gardens and rustic accommodations, blend with the exuberant
jungle vegetation, exotic birds and wildlife creating a perfect balance
of nature. Two family style restaurants catering international and delicious
local cuisine and a pool-bar surrounded by beautiful gardens where you
can enjoy exotic tropical cocktails.
lodge include two docks, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, souvenir shop, relaxing
ranchos with hammocks, nature trails, beach access by foot, volleyball
sand court and a conference room with A/C, where lectures on Tortuguero
Natural History and videos are presented daily.
began operation in 1985. Improvements in infraestructure includes 18
additional rooms already completed as well as the re-polishing of floors,
new verandas and screens in rooms.
features 54 comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, hot water and
ceiling fans. Rooms have either 3 single beds or one double bed and
one single bed. The hotel has the capacity to host up to 100 people.
Fishing for Snook and Tarpon is available upon request depending on
weather conditions and season.
Chelonia Restauran for lunch and private meals Limbo Grill & Bar
for breakfast and dinner. Special menus for incentive groups are available.
offers regular boat tours to the small canals and hikes into the lush
rain forests of the National Park area, in which nature lovers can observe
the mangroves, many species of birds, mammals and reptiles. For the
most adventurous, hiking to the Cerro Tortuguero is a must. All tours
are conducted and supervised by naturalist and professional trained
guides with all necessary safety precautions. Click
here for a listing of available tours
can enjoy the swimming pool, jacuzzi, volleyball and beach combing.
During turtle nesting season, optional night tour can be arranged with
local guides. (Dark clothes are requested)
Conference room with air conditioning has a capcity for 40 people. Seminars
can be arranged. Audiovisual equipment is available for rent.
Comfortable and light clothes, walking shoes or tennis shoes, sunglasses,
hat, sun lotion, insect repellent and bathing suit.
Detailed information is provided in separate release. All prices are
per person in US$. Government taxes and gratuities are included. Group
rates should be requested to our Sales Department.
Mawamba is located in tropical forest of Costa Rica Climate is warm
and humid. Average annual temperature 80 degrees F. and rainfall 3,000-5,000
Domestic airlines serving daily from San Jose to Tortuguero Airstrip
are SANSA and TRAVEL AIR. Also private charter flights can be also
arranged. Estimated flying time:30 minutes.
Mawamba operates regular packages which includes round trip land &
boat transfers from San Jose, meals and road, all meals at the Lodge,
regular tours, lodging depending on the number of nights on the package
selected and specialized naturalist bilingual guides. The program can
be altered due to weather conditions.
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