Alby Lodge is an oasis of peace and quiet. Situated in beautiful garden of tropical vegetation and lots of wildlife it was a perfect one week (December 2012) of relaxation for someone trying to escape from stress of daily life. The cabins are built of wood with thatched roofs perfectly in tune with the nature and surroundings. They are clean, comfortable with room safe, mosquito nets, hot shower, fan (more than sufficient) and hammock. You will need some mosquito repellent for early evenings. Few steps from my cabin there was well equipped shared kitchen with fridge, drinks and home grown bananas for guest use (in season). It was far enough so that town noises did not reach the Lodge and yet only 5-10 min on foot from the entrance to Cahuita National Park, beautiful beach, restaurants, bus station, Bank ATM, chemist, laundry service, tour services and all manner of shops (souvenirs, books and most other essentials). Everyone I met in town was helpful and friendly and I felt safe there.
The grounds and wildlife at Alby Lodge are amazing. Every day I woke up to a choir of howler monkeys and later I could watch capuchin monkeys playing around while I was having breakfast. There were sloths, squirrels, lizards, geckos, frogs, multitudes of different birds and the beautiful Morpho Peleides blue butterfly and there is plenty more to see in the National Parks.
Last but not least, Yvonne and Thomas were the perfect hosts – never intrusive, but always most helpful sharing their knowledge of the area and ensuring that I was happy and comfortable. I went on snorkeling tour, walks through Cahuita National Park and Manzanillo National Park, to Jaguar Rescue Center and Sloth Sanctuary (Avarios Del Caribe).
Before going to Costa Rica the only knowledge of the Atlantic Coast I had was from guidebooks but I feel very lucky to have chosen Cahuita and particularly Alby Lodge. If you truly want to experience Costa Rica, you will also love Alby Lodge and Cahuita! Once again thank you Yvonne and Thomas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Return to nature? At last we have fulfilled a lifetime dream and built our lodge right here on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast close to the National Park. The center of the town and the beautiful white sandy beach are only 200 meters away. lf you are looking for a nice cute place or if you just want to see and listen to Kongos and other animals, You'll love our big Tropical gardens which are surrounded by giant trees. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alby Hotel Cahuita