Manatus Hotel

Enjoy the natural beauty of this region at this charming hotel.



Manatus hotel garden and river
Manatus hotel dining room
Manatus hotel river cruise
Manatus hotel room




Manatus is open all year round.

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Manatus Hotel

Manatus Hotel has 12 beautifully appointed rooms designed to enhance your holiday experience. The rooms are spacious, elegant and decorated in soft, neutral tones. Dashes of colour adorn the rooms, reminding you that you are on the Caribbean coast. The rooms are uncluttered, with beautiful wooden floors and high ceilings. The luxury here is not out of place in the rainforest and fits well with the luscious forest surroundings. The service at Manatus is excellent, they want you to enjoy your stay here. There is a spa for papering treatments, a bar serving cold beers, welcome after a day out exploring the area and the restaurant serves gourmet food with a Caribbean twist. Located on the edge of the Tortuguero canal, there are plenty of places to relax and enjoy the scenery too either sunbathing by the pool, or seeking a shady spot on the deck.


river bankWhy go to Manatus Hotel?

Tortuguero is a unique and exotic place, it has a feeling of the undiscovered and untouched wilderness about it.  Here you can experience wildlife, adventure and relaxation.  It’s all down to the location and the ecology.  You are surrounded by nature in seemingly untouched verdant rainforest – negotiating the terrain either on foot or more commonly via the winding water channels.  It’s exotic, romantic and there is an abundance of flora and fauna waiting for you.  There is no better place to relax after a hard day exploring the area than to unwind at the classically beautiful Manatus Hotel – a small oasis in amongst the untamed wilderness of Tortuguero.

river-cruiseWildlife around Manatus Hotel

Tortuguero is one of the most diverse national parks in Costa Rica with 11 ecological habitats. They range from high rainforest to herbaceous marsh environments. There is a coastal rainforest with a seemingly infinite maze of serpentine canals and streams threading through it, fed by rivers flowing down from the central mountain range. One of the big drawcards for this area is turtles. Leatherbacks nest from February to April and the Hawksbill and green turtles from July to October. But there is plenty of wildlife here from sloths and monkeys in the forest canopy to toucans and other colourful birds down to crocodiles in the winding canals and waterways. There is always plenty to see in each different habitat right down to the colourful frogs, toads and insects.

Manatus Hotel Highlights

  • Private forest reserve
  • Watch turtles hatch on the beach July to October
  • River front setting
  • Beautiful gardens and surroundings
  • Panoramic views from the deck
  • Cozy and peaceful rooms

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Manatus hotel river boat

Manatus Hotel


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & fitness centre
  • Art gallery
  • Each room has air-conditioning, cable tv, mini bar, 2 queen size beds, outdoor shower and a private patio.
  • Wi-Fi


  • Guided boat tours
  • Kayaking
  • Guided hikes
  • Sports fishing
  • Guided turtle tours (seasonal)
  • Canopy tour
  • Water bicycle
  • Village tour


There is free WiFi in all rooms and in the main areas.



Manatus has 12 beautiful rooms which make up the lodge.  Each room is spacious with high ceilings and a wooden floor.  The 2 queen size beds complete with mosquito nets are plush and comfortable, ensuring a good nights sleep.  As you would expect from Tortuguero’s most upmarket accommodation all mod cons are present – air conditioning, WiFi, cable TV, mini bar and of course a private terrace with views of the surrounding tropical gardens.


High season:  December, January, February, March, April, July, August

Low season:  May, June, September, October, November

Swimmers entering the water during sunset on a costa rica holiday

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