Well, what can we add to the other rave reviews about Saladero? It's all true: this place is absolutely wonderful, the location is stunning, the food superb (try the guacamole!) and Harvey and Susan are wonderful hosts who really made us feel at home at Saladero. We stayed at the Beach House for 4 nights in december 2011 and very much enjoyed it. Saladero offers lots of possibilities for kayaking, snorkeling, birdwatching or just enjoy the beautiful view over the Golfo Dulce. The boat/kayak trip up the Esquinas river was also very beautiful with impressive mangrove forest.
For birdwatchers: although Saladero doesn't have an extensive trail system like some other Costa Rican forest lodges, the short forest trail was quite productive and we saw some excellent birds here like great tinamou, marbled wood-quail, ruddy quail-dove, golden-crowned spadebill, several antbird species etc. The garden is visited by fiery-billed aracari and of course the scarlet macaws. There was also a Tayra walking around that showed itself very well on a few occasions - absolutely amazing!
All in all, a wonderful place and very highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All inclusive beachfront eco lodge with 450 acres of primary rainforest. Four 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. Our 6 new "glamping cabins" sleep two persons each, have a view of the Golfo Dulce and are in the gardens. The room prices Include boat pickup and return to Golfito or Pto Jimenez, 3 meals a day (much of our food is grown organically at Saladero ), 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 you can fish from the beach of the property or by kayak. Many optional tours available including the river mangroves by kayak, mangroves by boat, canopy tour, snorkeling coral reefs, botanical gardens and chocolate farm tour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saladero Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito