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Suenos del Bosque

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| 1 Km Suroeste de La Escuela La Lidia, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful property, very hard to find, and best suited for staying put for a few days. The birds and flowers are beautiful, and there is a little trail to a secret waterfall. We are not bird watchers but it was nice to hear all the chirping in the morning. We arrived at night, do not arrive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel was so cozy and perfect for the location up in the mountains. The cabinas are kept very clean and the service was wonderful. Make sure you order trout for dinner and take a look at the farms down the road. Follow signs to the waterfall trail and at the end you'll get to an incredible view of a... More 

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Eagle, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed here two nights while on a bird watching tour. The beds were very comfortable with lots of blankets for a cozy nights sleep. The family who owns and operates this small hotel are part of the original family who founded the valley in the early 1950s. The dinning hall is new and a little fancy for me. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Though I am not a serious birdwatcher, I visited San Gerardo de Dota primarily to see the resplendant quetzal. I am happy to say that I saw four over the course of two days, all of which were on the grounds or on the trail network of this small hotel. I saw dozens of other types of birds, butterflies, and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Excellent costumer service. Thanks Antonio for taking care of us.The food and the natural juices were very good. Peaceful, beautiful. Good and clean cabins. Good value for money. Plenty of things to do around or simply to rest.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We spent two nights here, the food was good if uninspiring. It helps to like trout in San Gerardo, after all, but if you don't like trout, there's always chicken. The rooms were great, newly constructed and nicely appointed as well as warm, which is needed at over 7,000 feet of altitude. Speaking of altitude, this is the lowest hotel... More 

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Bayside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I drove in first gear down into the San Gerardo de dota valley birding the entire way until I came to the end of the road where the violet-earred hummingbird was calling incessantly next to the Spanish style home/ office of Suenos del Bosque (Forest dream). The owners daughters greeted me with smiles.I paid a very very very fair price... More 

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Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Good, spacy cottages with all required amenities including hot shower; nice environment; refreshing cool nights but enough blankets to keep you warm in bed. Good to spot a variety of birds, including the quetzal (we saw 7 in one tree in the early morning), and even some monkeys on the trails that go into the forest on the slope beyond... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It's hard to imagine a more idealic spot for birding and roaming. Unfortunately, it poured the whole time I was there and didn;'t sight the resplendent quetzal. The biodiversity of the area was overwhelming as is much of the highliand in Costa Rica. I look forward to returning/.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nice and quiet. It takes quiet some time to get there by car. The surroundings are beautiful and a great place to spot the Quetzal. Its a bit chilly up there so take a light sweater with you. Overall great stay! I was there in november 2012 btw. I can't select that date so i thought i just mention it... More 

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