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Saladero Eco Lodge

Rio Esquinas | Golfito, Costa Rica, Golfito 6000, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first true adventure outside of the states. I picked this place due to its remote location, price and use of kayaks. I had a feeling that it would be a great experience before I even arrived but after the first night and meeting Susan and Harvey I felt at home. With meals served 3 times a day,... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Serenity. Serendipity. Excellent hosts and guests with rich life experience, plus a magnificent setting. Watching, hearing nature so close. a very pleasant way to get in touch with oneself and the world.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights over the Winter holidays with our two teenage boys and we had an amazing time. This is a unique lodge because of its location and the hosts. At the edge of an untouched national park that is only accessible via boat - you are really in the wilderness. We had delicious home cooked meals... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I second all of the comments made by other reviewers regarding the Saladero Eco Lodge: great beauty, wonderful hosts, and a spectacular mangrove tour by kayaks. With all my jungle and outdoor travel, I'd never seen 150 foot high mangrove trees! What is really special about this place, however, is its location. It is surrounded by the second largest national... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chosen to chill after long-haul flight from Europe, Saladero was magical. Things we loved....The location - just to sit/swing on the hammocks and watch the sun set over the Golfo Dulce, plus the feeling that this was a place relatively untouched by people. Kayaking then snorkelling on the reef with no one else around at all and among the mangrove... More 

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brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 12 mile outboard motorboat ride across the Golfo Dulce (aptly named) you arrive at Saladero and immediately forget the world you left behind. That must be because there is nothing there but rainforest and a very civilized outpost of comfortable quarters, shared with others seeking the same communion with the natural world, and with Susan and Harvey, two... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a kayaking trip, we had the good fortune to stay at Saladero with wonderful hosts, Harvey and Susan, for two nights December 14-15, 2014. We had "the Bungalow" which was very comfortable and cozy, with beautiful carpentry by handy Harvey. The food prepared by Susan and Paulina was delicious and healthy. One day Harvey towed us in... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed in saladero for 4 wonderful nights. Our hosts Harvey and Susan were so welcoming and made our stay so relaxing and the food was amazing. It is a beautiful place lots of birds lizards and howler monkeys. The best was watching the dolphins and turtles early in the morning. Great snorkelling and kayaking. Perfect place to just relax... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and I spent 5 days at Saladero in December and enjoyed it even more than our first time there a couple years ago. The food continues to be great; Susan and Paulina do wonders with the local fish and produce! What appeals to us most is that their approach to food is so much like we eat -... More 

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This lodge is remote so do not expect a large variety of tours. Do expect to be treated well by your hosts and do expect good food. You will see wildlife and birds but have to search for them. A stay of two or three days is perfect. There are basically three hiking paths which will take leisurely, half a... More 

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Harvey38, Owner at Saladero Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Saladero Ecolodge and for your comments. In response to "not having a lot of tours" we would like to clarify what we do offer. Everyone that comes to Saladero Ecolodge enjoys a complimentary tour of the property with an emphasis on tropical plants, biodiversity, importance of the primary rainforest and... More 

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Address: Rio Esquinas | Golfito, Costa Rica, Golfito 6000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 4
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