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Mawamba Lodge in TortugueroMawamba Lodge

Tortuguero National Park
Located 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 lodge.

Owners
Grupo Mawamba (Costa Rican)

Resident Manager
Olman Alvarado

Overview
Mawamba 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.

Tortuguero 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.

It's 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.

The 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.

Hystory
Mawamba 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.

Accommodation
The lodge 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
Fishing for Snook and Tarpon is available upon request depending on weather conditions and season.

Restaurants
Chelonia Restauran for lunch and private meals Limbo Grill & Bar for breakfast and dinner. Special menus for incentive groups are available.

Activities/Entertainment
The lodge 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

Guests 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 Facilities
Conference room with air conditioning has a capcity for 40 people. Seminars can be arranged. Audiovisual equipment is available for rent.

Recommendations
Comfortable and light clothes, walking shoes or tennis shoes, sunglasses, hat, sun lotion, insect repellent and bathing suit.

Rates
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.

Weather
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 mm p/year.

Air Services
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.

Packages
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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