ABOUT US

 

Grupo Mawamba, is a Costa Rican, family owned company with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality business. The company is still run and operated by the Dada family, with the mission of sharing with our visitors the true tradition of Costa Rican Hospitality, while transmitting our respect for the natural heritage of the country. Being a family owned company we cherish our core values that integrate honesty, transparency, high quality service, preservation of our natural resources and the support for the local communities that embrace our properties. At Grupo Mawamba’s properties guests will enjoy fun filled adventures, unique natural discoveries and a balance between a rustic atmosphere, unparalleled jungle beauty and Costa Rican traditional service.

Back in 1983, a Costa Rican couple, Mauricio Dada & Norma Arrea , ventured to offer a new trip into Tortuguero National Park aboard “La Mawamba”, the boat that made the 3-day & 2 night trip from Limón, 2 times per week. Off the beaten track, Tortuguero, was a journey of experiences for nature lovers, biologists, special interest groups and ornithologists, who despite the rudimentary conditions of travel, enjoyed the natural beauty of “Tortuguero National Park. As it happens with time, effort and hard work, Grupo Mawamba consolidated into an independent Hotel and hospitality development company. Its properties include:

FAMILY GROUP

 

MAWAMBA LODGE

TORTUGUERO CANALS, NORTH CARIBBEAN COAST

Mawamba’s Caribbean essence overflows. Its good attitude is contagious and adventure is its everyday component. From day one, there is always a plan in hand and a story to tell along a good dish and exquisite wine. Mawamba is a place for free souls, kayak lovers, photographers and explorers. Mawamba is the kind of place we all want to come back to, even if we haven’t left yet. 

 

TROGÓN LODGE

SAN GERARDO DE DOTA, PROVINCE OF SAN JOSÉ

Trogón is the perfect place for the romantic ones who enjoy with their significant other the beauty in the small details, as well as a good chat near the fire, among beautiful flowers or beside the Savegre River. Those who visit have a special taste for nature, elegance and good food, much of it organic and always fresh. They love birds, good books, and making the most of their spare time to relax and ponder around exuberant nature. Trogon is that place that allows you to detach from everything that ties, so that you can connect with what sets you free.

 

KAHAWA

SAN GERARDO DE DOTA, 300 METERS WEST OF LA LIDA SCHOOL, PROVINCE OF SAN JOSÉ

Grupo Mawamba’s newest property, Kahawa is a casual café located in San Gerardo de Dota, just 2.5 km away from Trogon Lodge, and open to the pubic visiting the area. On the main road of San Gerardo, and next to Savegre River, Kahawa offers wonderful views of the surrounding Cloud Forest. Ingredients at Kahawa are always fresh and local. Vegetables come from the on site hydroponic garden, trout is the freshest one can find, and a local specialty. Fruit used for our drinks, desserts and fruit dishes, is local, including unique ones like Uchuva (Golden Berry), figs, tomate de palo and papaya chilena, among others. 

 

RÍO DANTA

COSTA RICA, LIMÓN, GUÁPILES

Río Danta was created to offer our travelers going to Tortuguero a comfortable, clean and convenient Restaurant stop in the area of Guapiles. It is now also a meeting point for travelers going or coming from Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero, as here is where rental car, shuttles vans, private transfers and related meet with our travelers to continue their journeys after Tortuguero. By meeting at Rio Danta, travelers wont need to return all the way back to San Jose if their journeys continue to the areas of the south Caribbean beaches, Sarapiqui or Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna).

 

The company’s vision is to consolidate itself as a chain of touristic services, along the national territory, under the premises of maintaining a 100% Costa Rican capital, sourced by the family re investment of capital. 

Soon to open is a one-day tour in the Guanacaste area Kiwanda Maji: a one day experience, to live and feel as a true Costa Rican farmer, learn about the Costa Rican farmland crops and animals while savoring delicious local dishes from Guanacaste and if still craving for more, discovering the impressive surrounding forest, rivers and waterfalls. 

 

SUSTAINABILITY

 

Philosophy

Team members at Grupo Mawamba work under the philosophy that comes from Senior Management to “provide services in the utmost personalized, hospitable and unique way”.

In the same way, it is necessary that any new and potential tourist attraction goes parallel to the ideology of the team, and the tourist attractions that are already in operation. 


Mission

To be a company that is based on sharing with the visitor, through the true tradition of Costa Rican hospitality that characterizes us as Costa Ricans and at the same time transmit respect for the natural heritage of the country. Besides, work with a fundamental pillar: to offer our team and their family members with a respectable life, as we are certain that if our team workers are fine, they will be able to offer quality service to foreign visitors


Vision

 To consolidate as a chain of tourist services throughout the national territory, under the premise of 100% Costa Rican capital, through family re investment.  


Our Values

Being a family owned company, the core values have been the same since the foundation of the organization. We haveprotected these values to shape our beliefs and encourage the best behavior in the dynamics of the tourism world where we develop.

  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • High quality service
  • Personalized service
  • Preserve natural resources
  • The tradition of Costa Rican Hospitality
  • Support the local community that embraces our properties
  • Respect, at all times, our team members, clients and suppliers to coexist in harmony

CONTACT US

 

You can reach us for information and reservations at:

 

MAIN OFFICE IN SAN JOSE: 

The San José office handles all reservations under the following schedule:

Monday to Friday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday 6:00 am – noon

Sunday: closed

Phone: (+506) 2293-8181

Fax:  (+506) 2239-7657

Email: info@grupomawamba.com

 

For general information, send us an email using the following form. Our agents will reply in a period of 24 to 48 hours.