The question may arise, where can one stay in a jungle surrounded by a maze of rivers and tidal wetlands? An excellent answer is the Tortuga Lodge. How does one reach the Tortuga Lodge? The answer is only by boat.
The Tortuga Lodge is surrounded by jungle, but it includes resort amenities, such as a very good restaurant and a swimming pool. I will show a photo in a few days of the swimming pool area and will also show a photo of our room, which was unlike your typical hotel room, but, most importantly, successful in keeping outside everything that should remain outside. But first, I will take you out on a boat excursion into the jungle.
The Tortuga Lodge has a fleet of boats lined up in front like taxis at a cab stand in front of a hotel. Guides will take visitors on boat trips into the maze of rivers, canals and tidal wetlands to look at wildlife close up in the jungle.
The Tortuga Lodge is only a short boat ride from the town of Tortuguero, which is very small, and it is close to the little airstrip. Across the river from Tortuga Lodge is the narrow strip of land that forms the Caribbean shoreline with a beach that is the most important nesting site in the Americas for the green turtle. I will show the beach in a week or so as well.