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a picnic table with a view of the ocean, Chinitas Eco Lodge in Tortuguero
Double Room with Balcony, Chinitas Eco Lodge in Tortuguero
a sandy beach with a few people walking on it, Chinitas Eco Lodge in Tortuguero
a patio area with tables, chairs and umbrellas, Chinitas Eco Lodge in Tortuguero
a bed room with two beds and a desk, Chinitas Eco Lodge in Tortuguero
a staircase leading up to a balcony overlooking a river, Chinitas Eco Lodge in Tortuguero
a person sitting on a bench near a body of water, Chinitas Eco Lodge in Tortuguero

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337 reviews

337 reviews

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Location rating score

Excellent location
Nearby landmarks
Tortuguero Airport 1.0 km
Limón International Airport 87.5 km
Tobías Bolaños International Airport 96.6 km
Juan Santamaría International Airport 98.8 km
Quepos La Managua Airport 143.4 km
Bluefields Airport 159.3 km
Changuinola International Airport 166.5 km
Palmar Sur Airport 181.3 km
Corn Island 183.0 km
Tambor Airport 188.6 km

Chinitas Eco Lodge

San Francisco de la escuela de San Francisco 25 metros Norte y 65 metros Oeste, Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica - See map

Conveniently situated in the Tortuguero part of Tortuguero, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.


Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping



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Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes


Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Value for money8.6
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at Chinitas Eco Lodge

Room comfort & quality


Family Room
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • River view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Double Room with Balcony
  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Queen Room
  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Chinitas Eco Lodge?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 09:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

What is the smoking policy at Chinitas Eco Lodge?

Chinitas Eco Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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More about Chinitas Eco Lodge

More about Chinitas Eco Lodge

Set in Tortuguero and with Tortuguero Beach reachable within a few steps, Chinitas Eco Lodge offers a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a terrace. Guests can enjoy lake views. The units in the hostel are equipped with a kettle. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, certain units at Chinitas Eco Lodge also provide guests with a river view. At the accommodation every room has bed linen and towels. Breakfast is available every morning, and includes continental, American and vegetarian options.

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Amenities and facilities



Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Socket near the bed
  • Toiletries
  • Towels

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
  • Cuisine: Cajun/Creole
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte


San Francisco de la escuela de San Francisco 25 metros Norte y 65 metros Oeste, Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica


Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out from04:30
  • Check-out until09:30

Reviews of Chinitas Eco Lodge from real guests

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Room comfort and quality8.4
Value for money8.6
High score for Tortuguero
9+ Exceptional (83)
8-9 Excellent (84)
7-8 Very Good (49)
6-7 Good (25)
<6 Below Expectation (21)
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Family with young children

The perfect location with excellent hosts and a comfy room”

A lovely family run place set in a beautiful location. This is the only guest house in San Francisco, a quiet, pretty little village on the opposite side of the river to Tortuguero. Great room, good shower, very clean (and cleaned every day). Delicious breakfasts and dinner (available for good price). They organised a fantastic guide for us to take a kayaking trip around the national park. They also had a lot of excellent wildlife and bird guides available to look at. It was easy to pop across to Tortuguero either in the public boat or in a private taxi (not much more expensive and available anytime). This was a perfect location for us. It was quiet but you could walk into the village to see local life, have a meal or a drink, or climb the hill in the national park behind the village. Oh, and my son loved the table football and we all loved the hammocks! Would definitely return.
Reviewed March 12, 2022

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Great experience”

We really enjoyed our stay! We stayed here for a few days as part of our stint on our honeymoon. The owners were so lovely and accommodating. They introduced us to Yareilas ice cream shop (which we went daily) and our tour guide for Tortuguero national park - Alexis who has a wealth of knowledge and showed us many things. The rooms are clean! The views are amazing! Sunset. The breakfast and dinner arranged by the chef was so tasty! We really enjoyed ourselves and was relaxed.
Reviewed February 06, 2022

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An absolute gem!”

The food here is DELICIOUS, the room had a fan, was very clean and the bed was comfortable.The lodge is an absolutely paradise. Everything is perfect in this place. Pedro, the guide of Chinita was an wonderful guide, make sure that you don t miss the canoe and Tortugas tour. I can t recommend enough.
Everything was perfect. Just be aware that there is no ATM in Tortuguero nor in San Francisco.
Reviewed September 06, 2021

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Family with young children

Amazing experience in Tortugeros.”

We spent 2 nights there and love every game about. The people made this place amazing destinations. Without Heraldo and Ana Rita it won’t be the same. They organized a boat to pick us at La Pavona, showed trailhead to The hidden hike, fed us so well and the most unexpectedly set up a tour with Alex Torres. Alex spent entire day with us touring thru canal, founding so many animals that you can only see from a boat, helped us with chocolate tour and also took us on a night beach tour to see a turtle laying eggs. Fantastic experience! We fell in love with Tortugeros and Chinitas lodge but most importantly with people. Unforgettable experience! Best place! Thank you Heraldo, Ana Rita and Alex
Reviewed June 15, 2021

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Family with young children


Visited with my 26 years old son. Stayed there for 3 days. Great authentic Eco Lodge, located in a small and authentic jungle village, 5 min boat ride from Tortuguerro. The lodge is very quiet, surrounded by vegetation and on the canal bank. Don Gerardo, the owner, has been a tourist guide before retiring, not only catered for all our needs - meals, transportation, sightseeing, giving us peace of mind to enjoy - but also spent hours explaining, culture, nature - beyond.expectations. He also connected us with Alex - the best tour guide and outstanding person I ever met, whom has taken us to canoe trip in the jungle and turtle spotting on the beach at night - I cannot reccomend him enough - this was a 120% experience !
Reviewed June 17, 2021

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Solo traveler


This place is stunning and by far better than being closer to main town. Rita, Eduerder and Victor in the kitchen, all super, lovely people that cannot do enough for you. They all work so hard from very early till late, breakfast available from 6 if you want it. Kayak trip in the national park with Owen was great, saw so many birds and lots of monkeys. Beautiful setting for the restaurant. Lots of birds, flowers, butterflies. 2 dolphins even swam by at breakfast!..Pura Vida indeed!
Nothing, everything was perfect.
Reviewed February 11, 2022

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Great stay”

Lodge is right on the river and rooms were cozy but comfortable. Owners were great - helpful in helping us plan birdwatching boat tour but totally non-pressuring. Food was good. Even greeted us upon arrival with a free melon smoothie! Owners were good about allowing us to change our original booking.
Reviewed January 24, 2022

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A great place, a little off the beaten path but great, helpful owners.”

Great breakfast and hosts. Extremely helpful and accommodating. Simple accommodations and a little out of the way, but that’s what we were looking for and room was clean.
Reviewed March 23, 2021

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Solo traveler


Very warm-hearted hosts with plenty of tips what to do within the area. Geraldo speaks very good english! The rooms are simple but with air-conditioning and a warm shower. I felt very well the whole time, can recommend this little pearl in the jungle. To come to Tortugero village you need to take a boat, which takes approximately 8 minutes to got there and cost 8 $.
Reviewed March 31, 2021

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Solo traveler


Quiet hotel right on the river in San Francisco, a small town a short boat ride away from Tortuguero, you get to enjoy the beauty without the noise and tourists. Super friendly and helpful owners and staff.
Reviewed December 25, 2021

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