My family and I had a great experience here at El Icaco. The staff and the location were fabulous. It was a fantastic bargain.
5 stars for the staff - extremely helpful! Calixto (spelling?) and Mabe the owners greeted us warmly and answered all our questions. Their children are adorable! Adolfo met us at La Pavona and helped us board the boat to Tortuguero. Brandon and Roberto met us at the Tortuguero dock and Brandon took our bags to the hotel for us by bicycle. The kitchen staff was also great, making us coffee in the afternoon and introducing us to new fruits when we asked about our meals. The breakfasts were large and very satisfying!
Adolfo led us on two tours, the Turtle laying tour (in which we saw three turtles close up, and several in the distance) and the tour of the canals by canoe (both of which I definitely recommend!). He was extremely knowledgeable about the animals and plants! He was able to spot various animals at quite a distance. On our canal tour we saw lizards, different birds, a cayman, and spider and howler monkeys! Adolfo can do a great howler monkey impression. By the time we left he felt like family.
Be sure to take a siesta in the hammocks out front (within sight of the beach). They are heavenly! Guaranteed to release your stress!
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- Located right on the beach with: Free WIFI, hot water, fans, room with satellite TV, hammock ranch, laundry services, telephone & fax services, restaurant services, tour information, secure, and most importantly very clean. ... more less
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