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Kayak Lodge

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Calle Estero de Damas No. 80, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 11 Quepos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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    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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I heard about the Kayak Lodge from a friend. It is owned by a husband and wife team, Bernard and Marlene. We booked our stay over email for 6 nights in July 2014. Since we were traveling there for our honeymoon, staying for 6 nights, and booked so far in advance, Bernard upgraded our room from the... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

When we found this place, we were on the road on a holiday and all hotel in the area were full. They had open rooms and took us in with open arms. The owners were wonderful, kind people and made us feel right at home. If you are looking for fancy, this is not for you, but if you want... More

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Granby, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We were so happy to have come across the Kayak Lodge. Marlene, the owner, was so warm and inviting that we felt like we were old friends. She upgraded our room because there weren't many other guests, and we had monkeys and iguanas and a baby crocodile directly outside our room. The kayak tour was fantastic, too. I highly recommend... More

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The room was plain and no ambience whatsoever in the building it was located. Their grounds were in horrible shape and needed some serious landscaping, weeding, mowing. It was really run down. The price was WAY too high. $80 a night. I could have driven 15 minutes down the road and been in a quaint, gorgeous boutique hotel (Mango Inn)... More

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Arlington, VA
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed a week last year with my wife. I still think about it regularly, maybe the best place I've ever stayed. When we got there, we were told that they didn't have a lot of guests that week so they upgraded us to a suite for no charge. We had howler monkeys on the deck along with iguanas. Room was... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

First off, your hosts Bernard and Marlene will make you very comfortable and welcome. They are some of the nicest people you will encounter. The accommodation was very spacious (we had the suite next to the mangroves), clean, and comfortable. Monkeys and iguanas made regular visits to the porch and so we had quite a wildlife show. We opted for... More

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Seattle, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Bernard and Marlene greeted us with big smiles when we arrived. We visited during off-season with no other guests at the time, and they upgraded us to the large suite overlooking the mangroves. It was spotlessly clean and comfortable with an AC. They even provided a crib and a high chair for our infant which was very thoughtful. There were... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Staying at the Kayak Lodge is like staying with your favorite aunt and uncle. Bernard and Marlene are wonderful. Made us feel welcome and made every effort to accommodate our needs. Manager Tobias was a great guide during our mangrove tour - a must do activity while in town. He also recommended white water rafting which we absolutely enjoyed. Rooms... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The tranquility and serenity felt at this place is felt in very little locations on this Earth!! Bernard and Marlen are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Rest assured. The authenticity of the BnB in combination with the kindness and generosity of the owners will leave you highly satisfied. Their lodge is located a couple of minutes... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Bernal, Tobias, their wives, EVERYONE was extremely kind, inviting, helpful and just such a welcoming group. It felt like staying with friends without any sense of invasion. They gave you space to do what you wanted but were always back at the lodge to help you in any way possible. They are some of the kindest people and the hotel... More

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Address: Calle Estero de Damas No. 80, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kayak Lodge 3*
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Kayak Hotel Quepos
Kayak Lodge Costa Rica/Quepos

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The Kayak Lodge is a Christian family hotel, committed to the natural environment: Protected area of tropical mangrove vegetation. The hotel has 20 rooms with private bath, air conditioning, hot water, local and satellite TV, outdoor pool, parking and launch ramp for kayaks and boat. The mangrove ecosystem of Isla Damas is one of the most visited tourist sites. Nature lovers can see one of the more unusual types of vegetation on the planet, and learn the importance of this delicate ecosystem. Mangroves grow in the tide land: where salty ocean waters merge with the fresh waters of tropical rivers creating a periodically submerged forest of interlacing aerial roots. There are about 50 km of canals where you are in the habitat of a variety of tropical flora and fauna. You can see white-faced monkeys playing in the trees, shake hands with a monkey on the balcony of the hotel, the lazy sloth, iguanas, crocodiles, bats, otters, raccoons, turtles, many types of resident birds, and the anteater. Take advantage of this diverse and self-sustaining way of life, taking a kayak trip to "Isla Damas" (Ladies Island), or rent a boat to go fishing. The Jetty of the Kayak-Lodge. This service center is used by operators to bring cruise tourists arriving in Puerto Quepos to give them a boat ride through the mangroves. Souvenir and gift shop, coffee, snack of biscuits, fresh fruit and beverages available.Throughout the year we offer boat rides and kayak rental. ... more   less 
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