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Hotel Lagarta Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Reserva Biologica Nosara | Playa Pelada, Nosara 106-5233, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 19 hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 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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    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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Boca de Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Nosara, I haven't eaten at Lagarta for several years, and decided to give it a try (again) two days ago. My boyfriend and I visited the patio restaurant for sunset dinner and drinks, yes the view is lovely, but the food was terrible and way overpriced.. $20 for two sodas and two appetizers that were processed fast food... More

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Regina A, Propietario at Hotel Lagarta Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Resident of Nosara. Many thanks for your visit at our Sunset Bar where you ordered fried calamares and nachos – and you indeed got two deep fried items (the beans are not from a can by the way). We apologize if the appetizers were too greasy – did you tell us to get it changed? Calamares rings are –... More

Escazu, Costa Rica
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Lagarta Lodge for the first time about a month back. We returned to Nosara last weekend and decided to stay there again given the good experience we had during our first visit (nice view, good breakfast, comfortable room). However, this time when we approached the reception the woman at the frontdesk informed us they only had one room... More

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Regina A, Propietario at Hotel Lagarta Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for your review where you mention an important point: the children policy. We publish the policy on our room description and also together with the room rates on our website where it is mentioned that there is a minimum age of 8 years for staying in the junior suites AC. We have another building with rooms... More

Boxford, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After booking the only room they had available, we discovered room 9 is one of the most expensive as well. It's worth it. We woke up with the sun at 5:30 every day when howler monkeys appeared mere meters away from our balcony to eat the fruit in the trees. The superior rooms all have gorgeous balconies facing the rainforest,... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What beautiful setting up on the clif side looking down along the coast line. We had cocktails at subset two nights in a row. The sunsets here are incredible. The staff are friendly. The food looked great although we didn't try it. This place is very romantic so bring your partner! Thank you for creating a lovely experience

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think there is anything to add to the superlatives in other reviews, except to say I totally agree! This place is wonderful!! Staff is expertly trained. The owners live on site, which shows their commitment to and love for the hotel and the town. Lagarta has all the sustainable stamps of approval you could hope for in an... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just went for drinks and did not stay at the hotel. The hotel is located in about 10 minutes by car (or ATV) from Playa Guines. Its up a windy little dirt mountain road. The ride is worth it. Even if you just go for drinks, you have to see a sunset at Lagarta. Truly amazing. Pictures don't do... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I am a Costa Rican and I know the Nosara area pretty well. My cousin and I decided to stay at Lagarta Lodge with the only goal of enjoying surf fishing at the Nosara River Mouth next door. Hence, we had unusual needs like getting up at 4:00 am, requesting breakfast between 9 and 10 am and showing up at... More

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed in the junior suite for 2 nights. - the view from the room is amazing - the room is sealed against bugs or insects - great natural lighting - even the bathroom has a view - breakfast is over the top impressive - the owners give you a welcome drink and chat with you - overall customer service is... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We just spent three days at Lagarta Lodge and really enjoyed it. The drive there is long, dusty, and bumpy but it is worth it in the end. We stayed in a junior sweet, and it was an amazing experience. The rooms are modern, there is AC, a fridge and a little dining area overlooking the forest. There is a... More

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29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Just wrote a negative review about the bad hotel we stayed in in Nosara recently. So wish we'd known about Lagarta before our trip. Went for breakfast and met a couple of other families who all agreed this was really the only place for families in Nosara. Sweet couple who run this small hotel and they seem to do it... More

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Address: Reserva Biologica Nosara | Playa Pelada, Nosara 106-5233, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lagarta Lodge 3*
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The Lagarta Lodge is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with breathtaking views up the uninhabited beach leading to Ostional. Gazing over the private Nature Preserve provides spectacular views of the river mouth, surrounding jungle, and mountain range beyond. One can easily become mesmerized watching exotic birds soaring overhead. Majestic sunsets make Lagarta Lodge the perfect place to end the day. To spend time in this natural paradise will be both relaxing and peaceful. Hotel: All hotel rooms with queen size or king size beds, safe and great view! Superior rooms with A/C, refrigerator, hair dryer and WiFi. Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (closed on Tuesdays). Sunsetbar with great Drinks, Cocktails & Appetizers. Pool & garden. Private Reserve with trails for hiking (bring good shoes). Self guided Tours of 2 hours for USD 6 per person, from 6am - 3.30pm. Guided tours at 6.30am for USD 15 per person. 2 hours. Only with reservation. Meeting point: reception Lagarta Lodge. Cultural events, like live Marimba Music etc. in high season. Ask for schedule. ... more   less 
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