I knew that this lodge was not the Ritz but it barely met the minimal acceptable standard for accomodation. It has a roof, toilet, sink, shower and bed.
Pros: Good location to Rio Celeste hike, beautiful setting next to river, candle light at night time/ outdoor fire place create beautiful ambience. No light pollution: excellent star gazing. Peaceful. Good opportunites for bird watching. Beautiful trail ride included in rate along with guided hike to Rio Celeste. Included three simple but good quality meals.
Cons: No one spoke english, utilitarian and austere accomodations, hot water...sometimes. I stayed in shack next to horse pen. Ask for shack by the river.
Fine for one night. I did not regret it.
* Please note that the gravel road the lodge is located on runs between Rt 6 and Rt 4. If you are drving either to or from Arenal you do not need to drive around via Upala. You will see signs for the lodge by the highway.
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included