First of all, you have to work to get here, as the spot is at the top of a long, dusty (probably muddy in green season) road, so four-wheel-drive is recommended. Once here, you will be treated to a jaw-dropping view. The sunset is unbelievable! We were equally blown away by our superior room, with its own balcony from which we occasionally saw monkeys swinging from the trees. The room was spacious and very attractive. The grounds are extremely well-kept, and the pool a treat. We commented to each other that we have never used a pool more than this hot, hot location!
This time of year outdoor activities are best early in the morning later in the day. I have a feeling that the trail system is at its best in rainy season, when the mangrove swamp is flooded and the area is lush, green, and has an abundance of birds. As it was, we preferred the area by the river, where you can rent kayaks and take a phenomenal boat tour with an enthusiastic guide. An attractive beach is a short hike away, and others within driving distance.
Service was very good, though we tend to value friendliness and genuine warmth over service; this was a bit lacking. Regina has a lovely smile and was pleasant, which somewhat made up for her husband's coolness.
The food was very good. The restaurant is closed one day a week, so check before you arrive.
Overall, a very good choice in the Nosara area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Find rest and relaxation at our recently remodeled unique hotel amidst pristine nature. At Lagarta Lodge we reopened the doors as a fully remodeled hotel with twenty-six junior suites last December 2016. It is considered as a favorite Costa Rican hotel with breathtaking views onto the Pacific Ocean where our guests can enjoy the unique ambience surrounded by verdant subtropical vegetation and within reach of the ocean. Give yourself the opportunity to explore the hotel-owned nature reserve Reserva Biológica - or you can choose to relax in our spa or delight the magnificent views from our pools. For a relaxing vacation, Lagarta Lodge in Nosara is the ideal boutique hotel in Costa Rica as other options include practicing yoga, treating yourself to a massage or other special treatment in a naturally restorative setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boutique Hotel Lagarta Lodge Costa Rica/Nosara