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The Hotel was built in 1989 with the idea of providing visitors with the opportunity of exploring a tropical rain forest in an area of very limited access without causing undue damage to the fragile ecosystem.

Hotel "Ilan Ilan" gets its name from the Ylang Ylang tree, which is very exclusive of the area and which its’ yellow flowers produce an extremely aromatic scent.
The Hotel has an area of 8 hectares and is located on a strip of land about 5 Kms from Tortuguero Village, between the Tortuguero Lagoon and the Penitencia Canal which leads to Barra de Colorado. Of the eight hectares, seven are a protected Natural Reserve created by the Hotel, where you can find monkeys, several species of tropical frogs, sloths, many bird species and a lush and healthy rain forest.

The adventure starts when you are picked up at the National Theater in San José, built in 1897 and considered to be one of the most beautiful theaters in Latin America. On the way out from the Central Valley, you will pass through the Braulio Carrillo National Park with high mountains covered by thick forest and deep, fast flowing rivers which form deep canyons.

There is a stop for breakfast and a visit to a banana plantation, after which you will arrive at the docks to travel the rest of the way to TORTUGUERO aboard small tourist boats specifically designed to travel through the canals.

During the trip on the river you will be able to enjoy the rich diversity of the flora and fauna of this very unique area.

A navigable network of lakes and canals running parallel to the coast crosses Tortuguero from southeast to northwest. This allows the great variety of flora & fauna of the region to be close at hand. Tortuguero is the most important nesting area for the green turtlesss "Chelonia Mydas" which come every year to lay their eggs along this coast.

RATES 2014

Package rates per person based on double or triple occupancy
San José / Tortuguero / San José - 3 Days / 2 Nights (Classic Package) $270.00
San José / Tortuguero / San José - 2 Days / 1 Night (Classic Package) $183.00
Pavona / Tortuguero / Pavona - 3 Days / 2 Nights $184.00
Pavona / Tortuguero / Pavona - 2 Days / 1 Night $111.00
Single occupancy add $ 17 per night


  • Packages include:
    • Land and water transportation
    • Bilingual guides
    • Lodging
    • Meals
    • Tour
    • Taxes
  • All rates are per person in US Dollars
  • Children under 3 years old sharing with two adults 10% adult rate and children from 3 to 11 years old sharing with two adults 50% adult rate.
  • The hotel offers the following optional services:
    • Boats trips, river fishing, and night visits to the beach during the Green Turtles spawning season.
  • Rates are subject to change without previous notice.
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