Tortuguero Transport

Old Jun 9th, 2005, 07:42 AM
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Tortuguero Transport

I have a question about Tortuguero and getting there. We will be going by bus/boat to Pachira Lodge. Is there any kind of limit on luggage size or weight with these boats? How about on the mini-buses (Interbus)?
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Old Jun 10th, 2005, 05:46 AM
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We stayed at the Mawamba Lodge and their requirements were a max of 25 lbs. I would assume it to be the same for other lodges.
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Old Jun 10th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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Thanks, dfarmer! I've seen that 25 lbs limit mentioned frequently for the plane, is it for the boat, too?
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Old Jun 11th, 2005, 07:25 AM
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As well as I can remember, yes.

I just checked Mawamba's website and 25 lbs is noted there.

However you may want to check with Pachira.

25 lbs is really enough for a trip to CR. You will be amazed at what you can carry in that amount. Just use a backpack and duffle - remember those rolling bags are pretty heavy.
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Old Jun 11th, 2005, 12:08 PM
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We also stayed at Mawamba and were told of the 25 lb limit. My bag was certainly on the borderline (I weighed it when I left home), and no one checked the weight when we bordered the boat. Some of the other bags looked even heavier than ours! I think they are pretty forgiving at Mawamba but I wouldn't know for Pachira.
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Old Jun 19th, 2005, 07:20 PM
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Well, we are back and I have an answer, if anyone is interested. No one weighed the bags for the boat for Pachira. I watched while a bunch of people with bags that clearly weighed more than mine were loaded. In fact, I left quite a few clothes and our hiking boots at home because I was a little worried about the limit. Kinda wish I'd had the boots and a nicer pair of sandals. . .
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