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Sabalo Lodge

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Sabalo, Sierpe, Osa Peninsula | 800 Meters South of Sabalo School on the Right, 60503, Costa Rica
Sabalo Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Olympia, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying four wonderful nights at Sabalo Lodge March 20-24, 2015. This magical place is located in a very remote location, next to the tiny village of Sabalo, about halfway between Drake Bay and Sierpe on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. It is managed by two amazing people: Charlotte and Melvin, who met us as the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Melvin is a top guide Charlotte the best hostess and Wilberto and Esther so adorable! And the place a wonderfull paradise plenty of fruit trees and animals of all kind! I'll goback there anytime! A must for pleasure and adventure! Best lodging in all Costa Rica

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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

The sabalo lodge is an amazing place, competely lost in the mangrove. Few bungalows around the central house occupied by Melvin and his family. There are plenty of animals crossing through the garden like toucans, monkeys, macaws etc. and there is a river where you can swim if you want. Melvin is very nice and he knows everything about the... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

Stayed with my son for unique catch up time during his 'cycle round the world' - Sabolo provided excellent opportunity to chill out and also to explore a hidden corner of the country. Dan and Holly were excellent hosts - interested and interesting, providing not just superb meals, but an amazing ambience in which to share them. Accommodation very comfortable... More 

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Piedmont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

Sabalo lodge grounds are exquisitly maintained and a wonderful place to arrive at. The room was simple and elegant - no frills, just a beautiful, clean, natural place to stay. It was perfect for us - a way to get away from the other 'normal' for a while. Monkeys visited each day and Macaws were often frolicking in the trees.... More 

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Lake City, Minnesota
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

If you are adventuresome and want to get away from it all, then look no further than this awesome spot! It is 6-8 hours from San Jose by car, then another hour by boat down the Sierpe River. Dan and Holly are great hosts and make your visit with them very personal and memorable. We exchanged many emails before our... More 

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Chelan, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

From the time we left the dock at Sierpe the adventure began. The 40 minute boat trip was exciting and breathtaking, All along the banks of the Sierpe River were photo opportunities of the birds, monkeys and other interesting wildlife. As we manuvered through the twists and turns of the mangrove forest and arrived at the Sabalo Lodge, we were... More 

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Between San Jose and airport
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

If they say a change is as good as a rest, after Sabalo Lodge you'll be able to take on the world. Just getting there was an amazing Adventure, from Sierpe, we took a long river boat along the wide Rio Sierpe, lots of floating plants in the water, then he hung a left and we twisted and turned through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

This is where you want to stay to get away from typical resort experince. Dan and Holly tend to your every needs. Dan is a most wonderful cook. 98% of CR has utility electricity. This is in the other 2%. Dan has limited solar backed by generator/batteries, so expect periods of no lights, never hot water, and some periodic generator... More 

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Harrison, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

Unbelievably gracious hosts, Dan and Holly made the trip to Sabalo Lodge unforgettable. Perfect place to visit for those people who love photography, since you are surrounded by beauty everywhere you look. From the mangroves, to the surplus of animal inhabitants, everything is picture worthy. The lodge itself is definitely a hidden gem, with a very natural organic feel. Rooms... More 

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