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#1 Best Value of 7 speciality lodgings in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Reviewed 22 December 2016
Up in the mountains, in the jungle, this hotel offers all kinds of tours and hikes. This is a place for true nature lovers. If you are not a fan of rustic with nature then this place is not for... more
Reviewed 16 July 2016
Could be better
The family of the hotel was very friendly an helpfull and the view from the bar was very special but the rooms were of bad quality. The windows and walls were open so mosquitos and other animals came... more
#2 Best Value of 7 speciality lodgings in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Reviewed 3 July 2017
Incredible experience, amazing place and best staff ever!
I spend a week in Cinco Ceibas and had a blast. Great food, amazing stuff, incredible nature. I would stay longer if I could. It is one of my highlights in Costa Rica. Highly recommanded. Best tours... more
Reviewed 25 April 2017
Beautiful lodge for a tranquil jungle experience
I stayed at the Cinco Ciebas Reserve as part of a G Adventures tour and can say that I was truly pleased. When we were told that we would be staying at a lodge that would contain 8 people per cabin... more
#4 Best Value of 7 speciality lodgings in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Reviewed 18 January 2018
Wonderful Farm Run By Lovely People
We read about a tour offered by this farm, but we showed up without an appointment. The farm manager and his daughters were more than welcoming and arranged a special tour (at a discounted price... more
#5 Best Value of 7 speciality lodgings in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Family Owned Business Outside the Town
Gavilan means hawk. The setting of a hotel nestled in away from town is okay for me. If you are with a group, you have your activities lined up anyway and staying here and getting around, it is... more
Reviewed 20 October 2017
Lovely peaceful setting, lodges around a large central grassed area.
Loads of interesting birds. Monkeys in the trees. Staff very obliging, couldnt do more to make us welcome, finding birds and at... more
#6 Best Value of 7 speciality lodgings in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Reviewed 17 July 2017
Very comfortable and very friendly staff.
We visited Ara Ambigua with a birding group and were very pleased the the service we received. The food was excellent, the staff was friendly and the rooms were comfortable. There was very good... more
Reviewed 17 March 2017
great birding, OK rooms
It appears that all but two pf the rooms at this property have two double beds, not what I anticipated. The bedroom and bath are dimly lit and the bath shelf space is minimal. There was no desk or... more
#7 Best Value of 7 speciality lodgings in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Reviewed 8 December 2016
Basic accomodation. Fair for money
We spent there one night in Nov 2016, the double room was around 30 USD. Safe place to stay. We were allowed to use the families kitchen, that was really nice. Could cook our stuff and use the... more
Reviewed 2 June 2015
Good place for a night or two
This hotel offers simple and clean privat rooms with ensuite bathroom. The rooms come with A/C, fan and TV. And they have their own parking right in front of the place. It's quite while still in... more
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We stayed here 2 nights on a tour of Costa Rica. The staff was amazing, so friendly and helpful. Cabins are rustic but clean. If you want to get away and get back to nature, this is the place. Great... more
Reviewed 3 December 2016
Awesome experience - very professional and friendly staff
Had a fabulous full day white water rafting with SOC
The Sarapiqui river was spectacular, phenomenal and breathtaking.
The ride although wild always felt safe
The guide in the raft knew the river... more
Great Natural Habitat & Trails, Room Nice, Food Disappointing
For me, who came to Costa Rica in search of butterflies and birds, this lodge was great, as the plantings are very natural and mostly native species (unlike the more common lawn with decorative... more
Reviewed 30 March 2017
Wonderful flowers and bird song
We had a lovely 2 days stay at this family owned Lodge. Our room was spacious with a balcony surrounded by lush vegetation ( a minor drawback was the small bathroom which could do with being... more
We had a 3 hour hike with Octavio in January, 2018. Despite a heavy rain during most of the visit we saw so much. Bring ponchos and bug repellant and you're ready to go. Our guide was very... more
Reviewed 28 January 2018
A wonderful place to visit to watch wildlife, but maybe stay somewhere else!
We have visited La Selva Biological station twice, staying 3 nights in their guest accommodation 4 years ago and the second time as day visitors in November 2017. We knew that the accommodation and... more
We wanted a cheap nights accommodation but got more than we bargained for. No one speaks English, the rooms were dirty, the shower had exposed wires, I felt like there were bugs crawling on me all... more
Sadly we only spent one night at the place, but it is one of these places that you feel instantly at home. Carlos also gave us some very good tips for tours.
The room was super clean and decorated... more
Reviewed 19 May 2016
luxury at a fair price
The owner of this stay is a very friendly man, who did anything to make sure we'd have a good stay. He brought slices of fresh pineapple as we just sat there and enjoyed our time in the afternoon... more
Simple and clean, with private bathroom. We were 3 but nobody else in the room with 5 beds. So we were lucky. Inexpensive. No breakfast though. But outside (in the common area) you have a fridge... more
Reviewed 25 October 2017
I received amazing service from the hostel staff. I also had a great breakfast in front of the poring river together with six or seven iguanas feeding on a flowery bush.
They went out of their way... more
A rustic accommodation and full of wildlife surprises...The owner Pedro was very accommodating and take you inside the jungle for a night walk. Food was simple but good and enough.
He said that... more
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rustic rainforest retreat – Absolutely amazing!
We spent four wonderful nights in the rainforest at Yatama ecolodge. The peace and tranquility are unparalled – the only sounds coming from the rainforest that completely surrounds you including... more
Camping was really next to the river! Beautiful! In the morning we grabbed our chairs to have our breakfast at the river. The camping was well taken care of. A lot of space for only a few tents... more
Reviewed 10 December 2017
A very special place to stay. Very close to the riverside. David and his staff are super nice!! Very happy people.
The can make breakfast lunch and diner for a very good price. You can also go... more
Haunting howlers; lush landscape; ancient showerheads
A tough drive from the Pacific coast to Sarapiquí Valley (with all that cash they save by having no military, couldn’t the government post a few road signs?) It was partly my fault for opting to take... more
Reviewed 6 September 2017
Glamping in the forest
This is not glamorous but it's certainly up close and personal with the wildlife. Having said that the tents are pretty secure against bugs and there are proper beds and bathroom so pretty awesome... more
We visited Rara Avis right after rainy season, and it couldn't have been more perfect!
We chose to ride Mules up into the rainforest, all of them were very well trained and kind, an inexperienced... more
Reviewed 29 September 2016
True Eco-tourism, not a spa
This was my third visit to Rara Avis, I had visited twice before in the mid-nineties when it was in its hay day. I wanted to share this unique experience with my 16 year old daughter. It is what... more
The Lodge is hidden away off the main road giving the feeling of being right in the heart of the rain forest. The occasional heavy lorry to be heard. Room quite simple, but comfortable. Meals taken... more
Reviewed 1 December 2017
Peaceful retreat with lots of birds and other wildlife
Quite a haven despite being near to the road . Charming staff , good well cooked fresh food . Marked walking trails in the grounds with plenty of birds to see and hear . Troupe of Howler Monkeys... more
Henry and Michelle did their best to ensure we had a great vacation and helped us in any way they could. Michelle's breakfasts were the best we had in Costs Rica. The tours Henry led could not have... more
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfectly clean, beautifully decorated private bungalow. But that's not the best part...the owner, host, provided a tour of the property. The Rancho...open community space by the pool was a great... more
The area is just stunning, wonderful in the midst in a jungle setting.
The pools are neat but not 'cleaned' enough, leaves, bugs etc in the water. When we where there they had group of teen boys... more
Reviewed 17 November 2015
Wanna feel like in Jurassic Park, come here, just amazing. A place where you can just relax and enjoy the nature, with the peaceful sound of the rio toro in back, and if you are driving, you can see... more
Really great experience and a welcome break from being connected and on-line all the time. Tours and hikes were extremely well done. (Thank you Luis V.!)...Having the power off at 9pm was actually a... more
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Never Again! Waste of Time and Money!!! Birders Beware!
I wish that we'd read some of the reviews before booking this place for one night. But, thank God it was only one night. I cannot speak to the ziplining tours, or whatever other tours they offer... more
Visited Lagarto with the express purpose of photographing birds. Lagarto is a basic inexpensive lodge which caters to bird photographers. Costa Rica is blessed with many beautiful birds all of which... more
Reviewed 9 October 2017
One of the best places of our whole tour
A really nice lodge in the middle of the rainforest. One can see many animals and relax in the remote and peaceful area. The host and the staff are all friendly and helpful. Even the long and rough... more
Pedacito de Cielo was one of the most wonderful places we stayed at in Costa Rica. We stayed two nights, saw lots of beautiful birds and local animals right in front of our doors. The cabins made out... more
Reviewed 7 August 2017
Very very original and nature lodge
One of the best and very outstanding places in the nature of Boca Tapada in Costa Rica. The boot trip to the boarder of Nicaragua is worth experiencing and seeing many crocodiles along the river.
We had a wonderful stay in this family owned and run lodge. They went out of their way to fill all our wishes, especially arranging a tour to Barva volcano as many trails in Poas volcano were closed... more
Reviewed 14 January 2018
Nice mountain lodge, amazing views!!
This lodge is in a perfect location, minutes from Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall gardens. The lodge has small menu for breakfast/lunch/dinner and cheap happy hour. Very friendly staff. We got one... more
Our family stayed here for 5 nights. Although we were disappointed that the volcano was closed this lodge made a great base as we did a number of activities such as going to La Paz Waterfall gardens... more
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We LOVED this hotel!
We stayed here in February 2018, and we totally recommend this hotel! The restaurant onsite was EXCEPTIONAL --- GREAT service and GREAT food. Unfortunately, the Volcano has been closed for safety... more
We only stopped off for a drink but were given a tour by the owner of the cabins and gardens. Really friendly family that run it, we would recommend a visit if you are in that area. The coffee was... more
Reviewed 29 August 2017
Excellent food and very friendly service.
We didn't stay in the lodge, but had lunch once and went back for dinner. The owner and staff are very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. You should definitely try the picadillo de... more
Approximately 14 units, family owned and run. Very clean rooms. Hot showers, A/C, ceiling fans. Comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. A family member checks you in and makes sure everything is fine (they... more
Liliana & her father Macario immediately make you feel at home. The finca is located up a hill at the bottom of a small forest. Accommodation is honest and genuine. This lovely B&B offers both... more
Reviewed 17 January 2018
Lovely B and B in Turrialba
We spent two nights at Finca Dikla and felt very much at home! Liliana and her father, Macario were very welcoming hosts and the food Liliana prepared for breakfast and dinner was healthy and... more
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