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Why we like it

  • All rooms have private patios overlooking the verdant jungle of the National Park
  • Manatus Hotel is hidden amongst the trees on the banks of the Tortuguero National Park's principal canal
  • The Ara Macaw a la carte restaurant offers a delightful Afro-Caribbean fusion menu
  • In-room spa services include stone massage, manicure and pedicure, facials and hair treatment
  • A beautiful outdoor pool is on the edge of the canal and surrounded by swaying palms
  • Other facilities include a bar, fitness room and art gallery, whilst activities include sport fishing and nature excursions

A&K Top Tip

We were utterly seduced by the surrounding landscapes, which are awash with tropical wildlife. In particular, Tortuguero is one of the most important nesting sites in the Western Caribbean for green and sea turtles - tours to visit these nesting sites and learn about their habitat are available from June to October.

Guest Testimonial

.Melissa is a first-rate Travel Consultant, and the relationship and trust that she has built with us is truly cherished.

- GF, Bedfordshire

Manatus Hotel occupies a superb location on a lush, gentle hillside on the banks of the principle canal in the wonderful Tortuguero National Park. As such, it is ideally located as a base from which to explore the surrounding environment, which is rich in flora and fauna.

Guest rooms at Manatus are designed to inspire a sense of peace and comfort. All are stylishly decorated, with local artwork, polished wood floors, two four-poster queen beds hung with flowing canopies, fine bed linens and high, beamed ceilings. Luxurious touches like hand-painted porcelain sinks and murals add splashes of colour, whilst indoor and outdoor shower areas connect guests with the awesome surrounding nature. In addition, this is one of the few hotels in the area able to offer air-conditioning.

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Best time to be there

December to March is generally considered the dry season. Temperatures rise in April and the rains arrive on the Pacific side from May to November. The Atlantic side has no specific dry season but there is less rainfall between March and September.

Fly to

San Jose - daily via Madrid

flying time

12 hours

time difference

GMT -6 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations required

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