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Evergreen Lodge

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7/10

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Highlights

- Eco-friendly resort, 66 cabins
- Close to Tortuguero National Park
- Turtles, boat trips, nature walks, kayaking
- Rich biodiversity, excellent wildlife

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Overview

Accessible only by boat, Evergreen Lodge is found in a breathtakingly beautiful spot brimming with a rich abundance of flora and fauna amidst an extensive series of jungle-fringed canals and waterways. This friendly property is just a short distance from Tortuguero National Park, which was established back in 1975 and is today one of Costa Rica’s most popular national parks due to its awe-inspiring biodiversity. The lodge’s 66 bungalows and cabins have a pristine yet rustic feel and are designed to blend into the natural surroundings.

All 66 rooms are spacious and comfortable, and feature natural wood furnishings. Due to the lodge’s eco-friendly policies, there’s no air conditioning anywhere on site, though there is a ceiling fan in each of the rooms. Note that there’s no TV or radio in the rooms - this is to enable guests to better hear and appreciate the vibrant, magical sounds of the surrounding rainforest. There’s a private bathroom in every room, with hot water readily available.

Buffet-style meals are served three times a day in the lodge’s open-air restaurant. There’s also a bar, a freshwater swimming pool and a spa with plenty of soothing treatments to choose from.

The lodge offers packages for either two or three nights. Guided nature walks are on offer in the surrounding area, as are visits to the lodge’s very own eight-platform canopy, which offers spectacular aerial views of the lodge itself, the rainforest and the nearby network of canals. It’s possible to explore the Totuguero canals by boat or kayak with experienced, expert guides, and to learn all about the famed resident turtles. A visit to the Tortuguero National Park is a must, although note that there is an additional cost for admission. The park is perhaps most famous for its turtle population and many who come here make a point of visiting during the nesting season which lasts from July to October every year.

Families with children of any age are welcome to stay at the lodge. Those up to four years of age stay for free if sharing with two adults, and a maximum of two children per room is allowed. Youngsters of 5 to 11 years pay a child rate, and those over 12 stay on an adult rate. Parents are reminded that due to the wild, waterside location of the property, children must remain under adult supervision at all times.

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Average Rating

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  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)

    The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.

    Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!

    Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good

    Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.

    Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.

    Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.

    MissingPippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019

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