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Hotel Evergreen Lodge Hotel 3 star
Tortuguero, Costa Rica -
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Margot Millier Section editor

Located on the edge of a wide canal and a few minutes away from the entrance to the Tortuguero National Park, the Evergreen offers a pleasant stay in wooden bungalows on stilts in the heart of the jungle. You could not be more in touch with nature!

This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

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    Location 3.0 /10

    The Evergreen Lodge is 5 minutes away by boat from the main entrance to the Tortuguero Park. Located in the north-east of Costa Rica on the Caribbean coast, the park is reached from San José by road, and then boat or air (30-minute flight).

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    Due to the abundant vegetation, privacy is guaranteed in the various bungalows on on stilts. Although the decor is identical, some rooms are bigger (around 269 sq ft), allowing an additional bed to be included. They are pretty and clean, and have a large balcony, a soft and comfortable bed, a fan, a small bathroom with a sink, and a large shower. The bungalows are built to ensure guests can stay as close to nature as possible. So the walls have large openings, with only the big mosquito nets between you and the views out into the jungle. At night, although you can block off the views of luxuriant trees with the white curtains, noises from the jungle will be with you whatever you do.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    The Evergreen Lodge opened in 2004 and belongs to the same owner as the Pachira Lodge. The various wooden bungalows have a total of 36 rooms and are are arranged in a semi-circle. There is a small reception in the middle from where telephone calls can be made. A tent not far away is the starting point of the canopy tour which lasts around 1 hour (with zip-line, ladders, etc). Since the end of 2008, the lodge has 24 more rooms and a larger swimming-pool. All the roofs are of sheet metal, and the paths are concrete, due to the abundant rainfall. Spa lovers can go to the Pachira Lodge, just next door, to make the most of the massage service on offer. The transfer is free. Kayaking and canoeing can be enjoyed for free.

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    The only restaurant at the Evergreen is in a large wooden house. The overall feeling is one of warmth, comfort, and tranquillity. As it is in the heart of the jungle, you cannot expect an enormous variety of dishes on offer. A buffet with 4 hot dishes is served at each meal. Breakfast is served from 7.00 am to around 8.30 am, depending on the departure times for exploring the park. Lunch is served from 1.00 pm, and dinner from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

    To know

    Tourists often stay for 3 days/2 nights to explore the luxuriance of the Tortuguero National Park. Most of the guests are American and Spanish. A second restaurant was built in 2008.You are given a welcome cocktail on arrival. If you need an internet connection, you will have to go to the village, which is 3 minutes away by boat.


    • Restaurant
    • Spa

      massage, sauna

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      kayak, canoe, water-polo


    • The wooden bungalows and the privacy they offer
    • In the heart of luxuriant vegetation
    • Starting point of the canopy tour


    • Electricity poles are very visible in the communal areas
    • No safe

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Marc R. Marc R.  
      19 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2012 Posted on 2013-06-02 En couple - 2 nuitées (Pavillon/Paillote/Maison)

        L'hotel Evergreen Lodge Tortuguero est constitué de petites maisons de bois sur pilotis reliées entre elles par des passerelles et le tout en plein milieu de la forêt tropicale. Vous allez donc vous réveiller avec les chants des oiseaux et les cris des singes hurleurs pour un complet dépaysement. Ces petites maisons sont très spacieuses très bien équipées avec de petites terrasses. L'hotel dispose également d'une belle piscine en forme de Tortue. La restauration est tout à fait satisfaisante

      • Advantages

        Vous pouvez directement depuis le lodge entreprendre de belles promenades au milieu de la nature ou prendre un canoé ( gratuit) pour naviguer dans les canaux.

      • Disavantages

        Pas d'inconvennient particulier

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      • Overall Score 7.80/10