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La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   7km north of Boca Tapada | Pital de San Carlos - Alajuela, Boca Tapada 995-1007, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Brisbane
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107 reviews 107 reviews
83 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Laguna del Lagarto Rainforest Lodge is one of the holy grails for dedicated birders. It’s located in an unspoiled and virtually unvisited tropical rainforest, where you can explore the eco-system at your own pace while staying at a cozy jungle hideaway. Birds are literally everywhere, just my kind of place! We finally arrived at Laguna del Lagarto from Sarapiqui... More

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Thank you very much for your nice review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the birds. We look very much forward to have you again as out guest. More

Vienna, Austria
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A paradise in the middle of nowhere. This is how i would describe the place. I was there on a school trip for 2 nights and it was a relaxing and adventurous experience. After a long “bumpy” ride from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, we made it to the wonderful Laguna Lagarto Lodge. A perfect location where you can observe birds... More

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Boca Raton FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

In spite of ten previous visits to Costa Rica, I had never seen the Great-green Macaw, and this is the place (for much of the year - none around in a previous September visit)/ We stayed two nights. Comfortable room, average food. A specialty of the area are huge river prawns - you'll have to go into town to get... More

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Fife
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I stayed here as part of a group. This was my second visit and I was delighted to be back again. The food is very fresh, with plenty of flavour. In fact I would go back just for the food, never mind the birds. This time I thought the illumination in the rooms had improved and the place now has... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This lodge is basic, very basic. No hot water except in shower, and there no control of temp., just hot or cold. Rooms are not well lit and not overly large. HOWEVER, WE CAME TO PHOTOGRAPH BIRDS, and the experience was wonderful! Would we come back? Yes, we are planning on it for next year. The staff was attentive to... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Laguna del Lagarto in June 2013. To reach this lodge, you travel to Pital where the paved road ends. Then through lots of agricultural land, and finally, after almost 2 hours on the rough dirt road, you arrive at this lodge. Our room had a private bath, and a very innovative and... More

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Oberdorf, Switzerland
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stayed at the Lagarto Lodge in October 2010 (4 nights) and again in November 2012 (3 nights). The rooms are clean and spacious. Most rooms come with a hammock and a balcony overlooking the lagoon. The restaurant of the lodge offers delicious Costa Rican food. Especially recommendable is the terrace where you can have breakfast and at the same... More

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La Ribera, Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Have stayed here twice, once in 2005 and now in June 2013. In 2005 for three weeks, this trip for a week. Both times it was fantastic experience. The birding is outstanding. This lodge provides bird feeders within ten to fifteen feet of the photography deck. The deck is constructed so that you can shoot photos even when the dinning... More

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Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I stayed for one night as part of a 25-person group. We were part of the CR ornithologist association and of course our target were birds. The place offers a small lagoon, several trails and bird feeders where you can see lots of gorgeous species, some of them even difficult to watch in the wild. You can take a canoe... More

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Lima, Lima, Peru
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My wife wasn't too happy with the two hour gravel road drive from Pital to Laguna del Lagarto Lodge. Her mood changed immediately when we arrived. The location in the middle of primary and secondary rain forest, the nice cabins with private terrace, hammock, and laguna views, the very nice, helpful and knowledgeable staff, good food and the great bird-... More

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Also Known As:
La Laguna Del Lagarto Lodge Costa Rica/Boca Tapada
Address: 7km north of Boca Tapada | Pital de San Carlos - Alajuela, Boca Tapada 995-1007, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Boca Tapada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Boca Tapada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and experience an “Off The Beaten Track” Tropical Rainforest Adventure. Located approximately 150 km from San Jose, we are surrounded by 500 hectares rain forest. The lodge is secluded and cozy with an open-view restaurant. For your enjoyment we offer: Canoeing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Boat tours, Bird watching and free WIFI ... more   less 
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