The property had very nice gardens full of birds and other wildlife, and went from lagoon to lagoon. Very convenient to get to Tortuguero, but removed enough to be quiet and relaxing.
Kurt, Familienurlaub (3 Nächte), 24. Feb.. 2020
a wonderful vacation
a wonderful accomodation for a short stay
atalia, Urlaub mit Freunden (1 Nacht), 2. Feb.. 2020
Property is fine. No Tv. No air condition. Nice staff. Nice pool.
Jose, Familienurlaub (2 Nächte), 28. Dez.. 2019
La Baula was quite disappointing for our group. The family room that we booked was really small (although it had 3 beds) and the bugs were insane. We were met at the lodge with a cold drink and that was really nice and there were a couple of staff members that were lovely- however, the front desk staff was overtly rude to us from the moment we checked in. I tried to keep an open mind (cultural differences and all) but after 3 nights I avoided any contact with the desk staff to save myself the humiliation of 'annoying' them any further. The pool is a great amenity and we used it as much as possible because once you have done your tours, there is really nothing to do. The taxi service into the village is expensive (it was 40$ for our group of 7 to go across the river and back). The food is buffet style and was the same every day and lunch and dinner is 15$ pp.- so I would not recommend staying here for more than 2 nights. Also, they allow you to charge meals and drinks to your room, but insisted that you settle up each night. Wanted to like this place more and I think it caters to large tour groups mostly, so probably not ideal for friends traveling together as it felt like expensive summer camp.
Urlaub mit Freunden (3 Nächte), 30. Nov.. 2019
Stayed for 2 nights and loved the people who worked there. The main manager in the reception was also one of the brother who owned the place. He was great! Very friendly and helpful in organizing tours etc. The bar tender was also the Chef since it was low season. He was great too.
Would recommend this place to my family and friends.
Arun, Reise (2 Nächte), 28. Okt.. 2019
Very friendly and helpful staff. Limited hot water though
Sam, Reise (2 Nächte), 21. Juli. 2019
Idyllic Lodge in Rainforest
We, a family of three, had a fantastic time at La Baula Lodge.
The rooms are in colorful, tasteful casitas (about 6-8 rooms per casita), they are spacious, clean, and have a veranda with chairs.
The Lodge has expansive beautifully landscaped grounds; we loved strolling around and admiring all the gorgeous flora, and look for the local wildlife.
The property is surrounded by primary rainforest, which made for amazing wildlife sightings, such as observing the armadillos foraging at night, toucans flying over early morning, ant eaters in the dense forest along the Lodge's own 200 meter jungle trail, and huge iguanas sitting in the tree branches right at the riverside pavilion.
We loved waking up to the sounds of howler monkeys, taking refreshing dips in the lovely pool, and taking in the magnificent views from the expansive dock, boardwalk and pavilion overlooking the river.
La Baula Lodge is wonderfully secluded, yet just a very quick water taxi ride down the river to the village of Tortuguero.
We also enjoyed the attentive service and very yummy breakfast, which is included, and usually consisted of eggs made to order, pinto gallo, fried plantains, pancakes, homemade jam, toast, fresh fruits, fruit juice, coffee/tea.
We cannot praise the management and staff enough, everyone is very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We especially want to thank Luis, Fressie, and Charlie!
La Baula is absolutely great value for money.
We were sad to leave.
Daniela, Familienurlaub (1 Nacht), 6. Juli. 2019
Down to earth, quaint, and simply perfect! We loved the fact that it is not located in the main village. This allows for wild life to surround the hotel and waking up to Howler Monkeys screaming outside of your room, the abundance of bird sounds, and the lush green life around was beyond spectacular. Magical location!
J.Albert, Familienurlaub (2 Nächte), 5. Juli. 2019
Pictures on hotel.com do not reflect the condition of the hotel. The floors had a lot of cracks and holes letting in insects and small lizards at when the lights were on in the room. Dark netting over windows didn’t allow much light in. Food was great. Bartender was amazing and went above and beyond during meal service, he made our visit! Overall great atmosphere, quiet and safe.
Rebecca, Romantikurlaub (1 Nacht), 3. Juli. 2019
Caribbean side of Costa Rica is less touristy (no big hotels, etc). The property is very simple - no air conditioning or much space for clothes but it was fine. Staff at La Baula were very happy to help with tours. We took a two hour early morning guided canoe tour, hiked up Tortuguero Hill and the National Park and watched a turtle lay her eggs on the beach at night. We didn’t book anything ahead of time and it was no problem. The town is very small and you have to take a water taxi wherever you go (super cheap and you can pay in US dollars or Colonas). No ATM in town so bring cash for the taxis. All restaurants and stores in town take credit cards. The Budda (sic) Cafe was excellent - it’s Italian, with pasta, pizza, salads and desserts. Plenty of local places with rice, beans and meat. Lovely people. Very relaxing.
Familienurlaub (3 Nächte), 3. Juli. 2019