Hands down a wonderful experience. We arrived early, met the owner (originally from Sweden), and paid our nominal fee/donation to enter the park (maybe it was 6USD per person? maybe it was 12? I forget). We arrived a little later than I would have liked (7am) so we missed a pretty good chunk of a potential birding window, however... I still personally added 8 species to my life list! No birding walk is complete without a yummy cup of coffee and a breakfast. For 10USD you get a WONDERFUL, simple, breakfast buffet. Cold food included pinneapples, mangos, select meats and cheeses... then you could order warmer dishes (we had banana pancakes & heuvos rancheros). The Pancakes were DELICIOUS! Esp because they also offered homemade jams & nutella as topping options (I opted to try both, of course).
They offered a selection of hand squeezed juices (fresh and mouth wateringly delish!) as well as coffee and tea. Organic Costa Rican coffee, so yum!
It was worth us to make the drive away from the beach, upland, to check out this spot. I would highly recommend checking it out early (6am at opening) and following up your visit with breakfast. You can even bird from the breakfast table!!!!!!
- 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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- Boutique Hotel Lagarta Lodge Costa Rica/Nosara