The Latin America Travel Company Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Manatus is a secluded, boutique hotel located in a peaceful area in Tortuguero. It is the only hotel in Tortuguero that includes air conditioning, cable TV, coffee making facilities and a minibar in their attractively furnished rooms. Each room comes with a private terrace, four poster beds, mosquito nets and private bathrooms. It is also the only hotel in Tortuguero to offer a la carte dining in the Ara Macaw restaurant and wifi throughout the property.
Occupying a lovely spot next to the river and with more creature comforts than most lodges in Tortuguero, Manatus is a top choice
The delightful swimming pool faces the river and is surrounded by tropical gardens which are home to an abundance of birdlife. A private jungle path offers more opportunity to spot monkeys, frogs, iguanas and lots of other wildlife. The covered panoramic deck by the river makes a nice place to unwind with a cold beer and can also be used for a romantic private dinner. Spa services are available and there is a small gym with a couple of exercise machines on site. Use of the kayaks is also offered to the guests as complimentary.