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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge is situated close to Nicaraguan border. It has different type of rooms. We enjoyed sitting on the porch with a glass of wine/can of beer and watching the birds flying around (king vulture). Really relaxing. Meals are okay and staff is friendly. Unfortunately the night tour, feeding caymans, shows little respect for animals. It is with good intentions... More 

Thank Geert64
Moehlin, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Laguna del Lagarto Lodge is located in an absolutely beautiful and truly fascinating setting. You are surrounded with an incredible variety of plant and animal life which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your balcony, the open air dinning room, canoeing through the lagoon or hiking one of many trails through the rain forest. As many other reviewers have... More 

Thank Brigitta-Greg
Santa Clara, California
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you only have one day to spend in Costa Rica, you want to go to Laguna del Lagarto. The lodge is 4 hours from the Juan Santa Maria Airport in Alajuela, but it is the most diverse destination in the country. From the dining room you will be able to photograph three species of toucans, Montezuma Oropendolas, Brown-hooded Parrots,... More 

Thank Yamil S
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The lodge is a long, bumpy drive to but worth it. We went as a group of bird photographers and were very happy with the large variety of beautiful birds that visited the vines and branches that are set up with bananas to attract them. The lodge itself is basic but clean. Wifi only near the lodge office. There is... More 

Thank lil138
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Laguna Del Lagarto is indeed a birdwatcher’s delight. Located north of San Jose, part of the lowlands close to the Nicaraguan border. The resort has tons of birds visiting the place all through the day. The accommodation is basic but comfortable. Bathrooms are likewise quite basic but do the job. Food which was served as a buffet given we were... More 

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Trakai, Lithuania
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I and my wife absolutely enjoyed our stay - friendly hosts, beautifull place, birds!!!! Rooms are basic, but very nice, food is delicious, birdwatching is best of the best!!! Wi-fi quite slow and only in the lobby, but in that edge of the world it is ok just to have connection :)

1 Thank Tadas J
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I stayed for 2 nights and wish I had longer! The focus of my visit was bird photography and my expectations were greatly exceeded. The lodge is beautifully set overlooking a lagoon in a transition zone between agricultural land and tropical forest. They cater to birders and bird photographers with fruit feeders surrounding a covered deck and well-placed perches for... More 

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Birds. Caimans. Howler monkeys. Coatis. Frogs. Flowers. Did I mention birds? Laguna del Lagarto Lodge sits within 15 miles of the Nicaraguan border in northern Costa Rica. Rainforest surrounds the property, which is one of the last refuges for the Green Macaw. Birders will love this place, and I would hope that those interested in REAL ecotourism will, too. LdLL... More 

Thank lewrdm
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2016

It was hard to leave the dining area, because of the continuous traffic of toucans, honeycreepers, aracaris, curassows...all watchable from just a few feet away. Beautiful setting! Location hard to get to in a 2 wheel drive car with low clearance, especially the road up to the lodge itself. We were some of the only people there without huge camera... More 

Thank Chenacarol
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I have been to this place 4 times as I enjoy it so much. Accommodation is basic but clean and adequate. Food is a small buffet with no choice, but good quality and very tasty. They will help you if you have dietary restrictions. Staff are very friendly and helpful and speak english. It is a 4 hour drive north... More 

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Come and experience an "Off The Beaten Track" Tropical Rainforest Adventure. Located approximately 150 km from San Jose, we are surrounded by 500 hectares rain forest. The lodge is secluded and cozy with an open-view restaurant. For your enjoyment we offer: canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, boat tours, bird watching/photography and free WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

Address: Pital de San Carlos | 7 km north of Boca Tapada, Boca Tapada 995-1007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Boca Tapada
Price Range: ₹ 4,637 - ₹ 5,728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“rooms right next to parking lot are more comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 408yamils, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Make sure the room has a bathroom attached”
 of 5 bubbles lil138, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Super market is atleast a hour or more away, so ensure you carry everything you need.”
 of 5 bubbles RahulPratti, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 21 was good location, a little away from restaurant area,”
 of 5 bubbles hevan1967, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Try to choose Rooms near the Dining Area so that you can get good shots of the Birds that come on the Feeders :)”
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