This was our fifth trip to CR and we wanted to visit the Golfito area so we looked for a remote lodge and ended up at Saladero.
We knew in advance that the Golfito area is very tropical with lots of rain forest. What made the experience fun was the attitude of the owner and his staff. The owner Harvey, was very knowledgeable about the area and was a great host offering just the right amount of advice and encouagement. The screened in beachouse was roomy, well built with utilities ,and a perfect location. The staff were very friendly and the food was authentic home cooked Costa Rican cuisine. Paulina the cook was a gem and actually made deserts for us at her home after work. The kayaks enabled us to visit the mangroves and coastline and we did some kayak fishing and were not disappointed. With hiking trails on the property in primary rainforests and a great horseback riding trip nearby to a waterfall we found all the adventure we sought without ever feeling like a tourist. If you've
ever dreamed of having your own lodge in a tropical area then you owe it to yourself to visit Saladero for the experience as it might open your eyes as to what it takes. I highly recommend
Saladero for couples and adventurers who want a taste of the tropical side of CR. The animals,birds,and butterflies are truly amazing. Be sure and opt for the meal plan as the fresh fruit with every meal, the banana and walnut pancakes for breakfast, and the pinto gallo with each meal was fabulous. Don't forget to ask for Paulina's fish stew made with home grown yucca,beets, and fish.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All inclusive beachfront eco lodge with 450 acres of primary rainforest. Three tropical screened cabins. The second floor of the Beach house sleeps 6, the Tree cabin sleeps 4, the new bungalow sleeps 2 and the Mariposa sleeps 4. The room prices Include boat pickup and return to Golfito or Pto Jimenez, 3 meals a day (much of our food is grown here organically), afternoon snack, natural juices, unlimited use of nature trails, snorkel equipment, fishing equipment and kayaks. Two coral reefs and the Rio Esquinas mangrove estuary close by. 1/2 Mile of beach front, 30 acres of tropical gardens, 450 acres of primary rain forest. Birding is outstanding and fish right in front of the property. Many optional tours available including the river mangroves by kayak, river mangroves by boat, canopy tour, snorkeling coral reefs, horseback riding, botanical gardens and chocolate farm tour. ... more less
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