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Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Tortuga Lodge £££££

  • Costa Rica
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Set within 50 acres of private grounds, Tortuga Lodge is a wonderful place to stay in Tortuguero. It is set on the mainland side of the canal and has iguanas in the garden and Howler Monkeys in the canopy. There is a swimming pool set in beautiful gardens.

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Cano Negro Natural Lodge £££££

  • Costa Rica
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Cano Negro Natural Lodge consists of 42 air-conditioned rooms spread through tropical gardens, as well as a large restaurant, pool and bar. This is a most comfortable lodge from which to explore the rich natural heritage and canals of the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. Boat trips into the heart of the wetlands can be organised for bird watchers and wildlife lovers. Other activities include the hotel’s unique Vanilla Tour, fishing, walking tours, cultural tours and a visit to Rio Celeste.

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Maquenque Eco Lodge £££££

  • Costa Rica
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Maquenque Eco Lodge is a hidden gem located just north of Boca Tapada, San Carlos, close to the border with Nicaragua. The lodge is located inside the 60 hectares Maquenque Eco Reserve, set in tropical rainforest bordering the majestic San Carlos River. Family-run, this lodge has a unique location set on the migration route and is home to the great green macaw. There are 8 kilometres of trails in the private reserve and a swimming pool where at night if you are lucky, you can see the red-eyed green tree frog.

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We found it extremely helpful to visit the Steppes office and have a face to face discussion with James about what our requirements were for our adventures in Costa Rica. He really listened and made sure that the trip was tailored to our needs.

Destination: Costa Rica
Travel Expert: James

Great work from John. The additions of zip-lining and surfing lessons were exciting experiences that we would not have considered without his expert guidance.

Destination: Costa Rica
Travel Expert: John

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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