The Tortuga Lodge, situated on 50 acres of private land on Costa Rica's northeast Caribbean coast, reflects the essence of Tortuguero’s slow moving tropical rivers. The Tortuga Lodge’s restaurant starts sits along the river and serves family style meals of tasty local and original food. Identical rooms feature double beds, wrap around porches with hammocks and rocking chairs for relaxation, and private baths complete with hot water showers. Tortuga Lodge is one of Costa Rica’s most environmentally conscious lodges. Their pool is designed to blend into the river environment and features an eco-friendly purification system that uses an undetectable amount to salt instead of chlorine. An energy conservation program saves an average of 50% of the overall electrical energy consumption at the lodge; electric outboard motors for all boats allow guests to enjoy the forest free of noise and fumes. Walk the Tortuga Lodge Botanical Gardens, featuring palms, orchids and heliconias or simply relax at this harmonious nature lodge.