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La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

3.0 of 5 7km north of Boca Tapada | Pital de San Carlos - Alajuela, Boca Tapada 995-1007, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If it's birds you are after then this is the place. Great effort is put into putting up natural looking feeders to bring in the birds from the surrounding forest. No one can fail to be impressed by such close views of colourful Toucans, Aricaris, Great Currassows, Tanagers, Coatimundis and more. The rooms although basic are comfortable and have plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is heaven for birdwatchers. Just come. Bring your camera, lots of bug spray, and stay at least 3 nights. You will be rewarded with an experience of a lifetime. We enjoyed the rustic simplicity of the rooms, they felt like pioneer research facilities you see in nature documentaries. If your next door neighbor turned on the shower the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights. The Lodge is rooted firmly in the 70s decor wise but clean and nicely laid out. Decent amount of free activities are included as well as some paid ones that are very good (boat tour is a must). The staff were excellent. welcoming and helpful. And if you like birds they... More 

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Konigstein, Germany
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After a drive on a pretty rough road you end up in a paradise for nature lovers. Part of the property is a large virgin rainforest, many kinds of birds come for breakfast and the sundowner, Henry presents the caimans from the near-by lagoons and his modelo frog, and you can participate in a very nice boat ride on the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I recently brought a group of 10 birders from the US to this fantastic lodge. This was our third lodge on our tour that included 4 different lodges in different habitats. I used this as a place for everyone to rest and recharge if that is what they wanted to do. Those who preferred a quieter time had no shortage... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is the place for birdwatchers! A lot of birds everywhere, great conditions for photography. Also the service is amazing, they are lovely and gives you full attention. There is no tv but you have a deck with a hammock and rocking chairs so you can take a nap or read a book as a pro in one of the... More 

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Laguna del Lagarto and I was thrilled with the quantity of birds and most of all how easy it was so see them in perfect conditions while they fed on the bananas put up for them at breakfast, on in the trees around the grounds. Ok, I'm an avid birdwatcher, but even "normal" people are... More 

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Goes, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Excellent bird viewing. Rooms are basic. Beds are good, no fridge no airco, the fan works very well. The food. The first night , it was mediocre. the second night delicious tilapia. A boat trip is also recomandable. We visited a "bar" at the border with Nicaragua. Most important thing: the birds. Tucan, montezuma, parrots, kolibri ans a lot of... More 

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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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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ks1966, Manager at La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, responded to this review

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
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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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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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