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Yaba Chigui Lodge

1.6 km following Papagayo Street 200 km away from San Jose, Ojochal 60501 Costa Rica
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#3 of 4 B&Bs in Ojochal
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Yabá Chiguí Lodge is a small lodge with 4 bungalows. The lodge offers personalized service, breakfast included, pool, free WiFi at Satú Ranch and parking. All bungalows have: king bed, ceiling fan, coffee maker & electric kettle, mini-fridge, hair dryer, safety-box and reading lamps. Brunka, Cabécar and Maleku bungalows also have a small sofa, an outdoor deck and an outdoor shower. Teribe bungalow has a additional queen-trundle bed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Saltwater pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Car hire
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
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Hair dryer
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Quaint
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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1.6 km following Papagayo Street 200 km away from San Jose, Ojochal 60501 Costa Rica
Yaba Chigui Lodge
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philip wrote a review Jul 2023
Antwerp, Belgium4 contributions
Juan and his wife are super friendly hosts. They give you the time of your life. Good advices for the surroundings to visit and certainly the restaurants. The place is in the middle of beautiful nature. All the luxury you need is present. Good swimmingpool
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Juan Fernando Cordero, Owner at Yaba Chigui Lodge
Responded 21 Jul 2023
Phil-cel-warre, thank you for such kind words. Knowing you had the time of your life by enjoying Costa Rica's nature, Ojochal's surroundings and restaurants makes us very happy. Best, Ana & Juan
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Louise H wrote a review Apr 2023
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This was an exceptional place to spend a few days. Excellent room, amazing views out of the balcony. We were lucky enough to see monkeys from our room. The owner Juan was so kind and so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Breakfast was a real treat. Freshly made, local produce, Costa Rican specialities. It is off the beaten track- you'll need a 4 wheel drive vehicle!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 4 wheel drive essential to get here
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Response from Juan Fernando Cordero, Owner at Yaba Chigui Lodge
Responded 21 Jul 2023
T5549Plouiseh, it is great to read you had a wonderful stay with us!! The view from the balcony is one of our favourite things in the lodge, but seeing monkeys is defintely a treat. Best, Ana & Juan
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darrello wrote a review Jul 2022
Ottawa, Canada113 contributions50 helpful votes
Everything was exceptional, the rooms are lovely and the balcony is right in the forest. Breakfast was beyond great and the owners were very nice and gave great recommendations for stuff to do in the area. Highly recommended. Juan and Ana are amazing hosts - providing quiet advice about what is worthwhile in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Juan Fernando Cordero, Owner at Yaba Chigui Lodge
Responded 30 Mar 2023
darrello, thank you for your kind words. We apologize it took us a while to answer your generous review and recommendation. It was a pleasure having you both as our guests. Ana & Juan
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girl222 wrote a review Mar 2022
Chicago, Illinois448 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I were booked at a different place but found out three days before our stay that a 4x4 was required. I quickly looked online and found Yaba Chigui Lodge had one unit left for our dates. I booked it without even reading reviews. Juan and Ana were so welcoming! We were there for three nights and felt like we were family being welcomed into their lovely home!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 30 Mar 2023
Tanya, it is very fulfilling to read that you felt you were welcomed as family. This is our home and welcoming our guests is what we enjoy the most. Ana & Juan
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Grace wrote a review Mar 2022
Christchurch, United Kingdom52 contributions15 helpful votes
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A car is essential for this lodge but due to circumstances outside our control we didn’t have that luxury. However the owners were totally amazing arranging taxis and even taking us to and collecting us from restaurants. (Lodge doesn’t have a restaurant) The rooms were stylish and spotless. Each room was detached and it felt as if you had a little bit of the rainforest to yourself as you sat on the balcony. Nice little swimming pool. The owners were hands on and really wanted all their visitors to have the best experience possible. Loved the outside shower.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Juan Fernando Cordero, Owner at Yaba Chigui Lodge
Responded 30 Mar 2023
Bjgw5204, thank you for your comprehensive review. Reading that you "felt as if you had a little bit of the rainforest for yourself" makes us very happy, as this was one of our main goals when designing the lodge. As you mention, having a vehicle is essential to reach us and explore the surrounding area, which has many activities and dining opportunities. It was lovely having you as our guests. Ana & Juan
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Julie R wrote a review Jan 2022
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It’s hard to know how to start, it was such a very special experience here. Juan and Ana have created a small but beautiful slice of paradise! Our individual lodge room was the most comfortable place we stayed on our trip, it looked out on the creek, and had a little terrace also overlooking the creek. From there we watched toucans, a slaty-tailed trogon, and a kinkajou as the sun went down. The gardens hosted a sloth and a troupe of howler monkeys swung by one day. There’s a litre pool in the garden that we really enjoyed lolling in at the end of our day’s adventures. Ojochal has a lovely atmosphere and there’s a great deli and several really good restaurants nearby. Juan’s breakfasts were incredible and he’s such a friendly and gracious host. We hope you and Ana enjoyed the English tea bags Juan and the reminder of Norwich! Hope to see you here in the UK 😘
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The road up is rough for the last mile or two so a 4 wheel drive is helpful. It’s well worth it...
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Response from Juan Fernando Cordero, Propietario at Yaba Chigui Lodge
Responded 10 Feb 2022
Julie, many thanks for your generous message. It was a real pleasure meeting and having both of you as our guests. We enjoyed a lot sharing with you our memories from our marvelous three years in England. Our after breakfast conversations took us back to such wonderful time. Warm regards, Ana & Juan
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VC wrote a review Feb 2021
Wallisellen, Switzerland20 contributions14 helpful votes
We had the luck to stay for 3 days at Yaba Chigui Lodge. First of all Ana & Juan are the best hosts ever. They are such warmhearted people and we wish them all the best for their future. It was such a pleasure to spend time with them in the morning and talk about all different topics. Whatever we wanted to know, they provided us with the best possible information (day trips, Covid-Testcenter for our flight back, restaurants and our upcoming trip to Corcovado) and helped us tremendously. Me and my partner stayed in the Cabécar Bungalow (one of the four bungalows) and it was really nice. The bed was very comfortable with a stunning view into the jungle. It is equipt with two showers (indoor and outdoor) the best was that the bungalow is designed to hear the wildlife during the night and that was magical. In the morning you can enjoy a marvellous breakfast which is prepared freshly from the hosts. Thank you Ana & Juan - we hope to see you again. Best Mehdi and Valérie
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Juan Fernando Cordero, Owner at Yaba Chigui Lodge
Responded 21 Sept 2021
Medhi and Valérie, thank you for your lovely review. You have put into words what we enjoy the most as hosts, which is sharing a little of our home and experiences. But most importantly, allowing Costa Rica's wonderful nature to be the main highlight of your stay. Best, Ana & Juan.
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UC2002 wrote a review Jan 2021
Goettingen, Germany46 contributions5 helpful votes
If you’re looking for a beautiful, peaceful and welcoming haven to kick back and enjoy nature, look no further. This place is incredibly gorgeous, also because of its wonderful and caring hosts. Extraordinarily kids-friendly and filled with knowledge on the environment, the region - and life itself :-) We enjoyed every minute here!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 12 Feb 2021
UC2002, thank you for such a lovely review! Hosting your family was a joy for us. Ana & Juan
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Girlfromtx wrote a review Dec 2020
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I have so many wonderful things to say about Yaba Chigui. Juan and Ana are fabulous hosts! They even provided me local transportation since I did not have a car. The breakfasts were delicious, the room was amazing and so unique. The property has lush gardens and I truly felt at home here. My only regret is that I didn’t get to stay longer. You will love being here right in the middle of the rainforest. The outdoor private bridge patio was so cool. I got a special surprise as Howler and White Face monkeys visited the property while I was there. Truly an amazing experience and I can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Juan Fernando Cordero, Dueño at Yaba Chigui Lodge
Responded 8 Jan 2021
BackPacker646553 thank you for such lovely words. Knowing you felt at home is most valuable for us, as it is the core element of our philosophy as hosts. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best, Ana & Juan
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Amalia I wrote a review Mar 2020
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This small lodge is full of big attributes. It is cozy, warm, comfortable, airy, bright and exciting. On this my second visit to the place the congos (monkeys) and the chicharras kept a symphony of sounds that made you feel in the middle of the jungle. The pool is warm and delicious. Ana and Juan are so willing to make you feel at home and they certainly do! Breakfast includes everything fresh, eggs, fruit, bread and coffee. An unforgettable experience you will want to repeat!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from AnayJuanYCL, Owner at Yaba Chigui Lodge
Responded 30 Mar 2020
AmaliaIbarra, thank you for giving us the honor of hosting you again and for describing your second visit as nicely and vividly. It certainly brings a big smile to our faces. Best, Ana & Juan
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£94 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOjochal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yaba Chigui Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Yaba Chigui Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Playa Ventanas (2.6 miles), Cascada El Pavon (1.5 miles), and Stam Café (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Yaba Chigui Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Yaba Chigui Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Yaba Chigui Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yaba Chigui Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bamboo Room, Citrus, and Restaurant Exotica.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Yaba Chigui Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Yaba Chigui Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Ojochal.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yaba Chigui Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.