In the middle of the tropical jungle, where the flora and fauna create a spectacular natural scene, the mystic of the area, the Caribbean tradition and the various attractions let you perfectly enjoy the gifts of nature that are the reasons why our country is called “Costa Rica” and why our hotel is located in the middle of the paradise.
Location and tours
Lapa Verde Caribbean Paradise Eco-Lodge is an eco hotel, located in Tortuguero National Park, famous for wildlife and nature. The Hotel developed in close relationship with nature, we are one of the few hotels that still conserve the virgin territory of the Caribbean jungle. We have a privileged location between the Volcanic Hill and the main Canal of Tortuguero, in front of the Laguna Penitencia, being a natural passage of different species of monkeys, deer, among others. Our Almendro tree, located at the entrance of the property, has an approximate age of 200 years, being home to many species: orioles, toucans, but especially the beautiful and almost extinct green macaws. Our location away from the village is responsible for bringing all these species, as they move away from the hustle.
Our Eco-Lodge has 16 standard rooms, 4 superior standard rooms, 4 bungalows or family rooms and a large house for tour guides. Surrounded by green gardens in which you can appreciate the exuberance of the flora of the area. The rooms have a private bathroom, hot water, ceiling fan, mirrors, bedside lamps for reading, and chairs on the balcony of the room, to sit and admire the gardens. Guests can enjoy our newly remodeled pool. We also have a trail inside the Lodge with an approximate duration of 1 hour and a half; where you can enjoy a lot of local amphibians from the area and a variety of vegetation and trees, as well as a small canal that surrounds the property, where turtles and animals live.
Experience the tropical rainforest
The tourist who comes to Caribbean Paradise Lodge will enjoy excursions on the river into the Tortuguero Canals or on the trails into the woods. Whatever the way, it is for sure that will never forget the experiences in this tropical fantasy encounter.
Tortuguero is one of the most important sites for the spawning of the Green Sea Turtle in the entire North Caribbean. The spawning season extends from July to September, followed by the birth season, so we offer the opportunity to organize the night tour for your clients for an additional price.
. Different from the rest of the country the inhabitants of the Caribbean a mix of the original Indian culture with the African, Oriental and Spanish culture resulting in a rich combination that reflects in the spices and exquisite meals that you can enjoy in our restaurant.
Tortuguero National Park
The Tortuguero National Park is located in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica, 57 miles north of Puerto Limón. One of the reasons for it’s creation, and why it’s considered to be the most important area of the eastern part of the American continent, was the nesting and the protection of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), abd thisarea is the most important place for the nesting of these turtles in the Caribbean. Furthermore, Tortuguero is actually an area of high importance for its relicts of tropical rainforests, which has covered almost the whole northeastern part of Costa Rica until 5 years ago. But it has become severely threatened by deforestation.Within Tortuguero National Park coexist a large variety of nature, although its small size (18,946 acres): The typical coastal vegetation of the Caribbean, with species like the “beach grape” (Coccoluba uvifera) and the Icaco (Chrysobalanus Icaco). The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), originally from the south of India, is also a common sight. Behind the sandy coastal strip, the forest grows on flooded lands or on swamps. There, trees like the “sangrillo” (Pterocarpus officinalis), the “cativo” (Priora copaifera) and the “gavilan” (Pentaclethra macroloba) are often found species. In the flooded zones grows the “yolillo palm” (Raphia taedigera) that forms pure forests known as “yolillales”.In areas with deeper water floating vegetation is found, most of all the “water lily” (Eichornia crassipes) and “water palm” (Salvinia sprucel). In non-flooded areas, like the hills of Sierpe, with elevations of up to 950 feet, grows the majestic tropical Rainforest, where the annual precipitation is approximately 16 feet. This forest provides an extraordinary diversity of flora and holds more than 400 species of trees, of which the “pilón” (Hieronymia alchorneoides), the “canfín” (Protium costaricensis) and the “mountain jícaro” (Lecythis ampla) are very characteristic. This zone also provides an enormous diversity of fauna, including mammals in danger of extinction like the jaguar (Felis onca), the ocelot (Felis pardalis), the tapir (Tapirus bairdii), which is the biggest wild animal in the forests of America, the manati (Trichechus manatus), the margay (Eira barbara), the sloth (Bradypus variegatus) and three species of monkeys, among others. There are more than 45 species of birds, approximately half of the total population in Costa Rica and more than can be found, for example, in whole Europe. This diversity is also found among the amphibious and reptiles, among the fish and insects.