See our selecton of sample itineraries which feature Manatus

There are no roads in Tortuguero, so access to Manatus involves a two-hour boat trip through the canals and waterways that criss-cross the park.

Once you reach the lodge, you can enjoy this natural refuge in great comfort. The air-conditioned rooms have private terraces and outdoor showers, with facilities including a swimming pool, billiard table and massage service. The restaurant serves Afro-Caribbean cuisine, as well as more traditional dishes. Activities at Manatus focus on exploring the rich jungle and marine life of Tortuguero - one of Costa Rica's most diverse national parks - with a knowledgeable guide. Fishing, kayaking, birdwatching and tours of the rainforest canopy are all available.

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Tortuguero is also one of the most important nesting sites for the Atlantic green turtle, which can be seen between July and October.

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Itineraries that feature Manatus

Best for: Couples, Honeymoons, Families and Solo Travellers
Pura Vida: Best of Costa Rica
Costa Rica stakes its reputation on the concept of Pura Vida (or 'pure life'), protecting the natural environment and prioritising ecotourism....
15 Days
From £4,300pp

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