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Evergreen Lodge

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

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Evergreen Lodge is a great value option in Tortuguero. Rooms are basic but comfortable and food is average, but this comes in at a fraction of the price of more luxurious options in the area and the wildlife experience on the boat trips is still excellent.

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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    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

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    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

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